Helpful links

Security Suite browsing protection evaluates the safety of websites and restricts unintentional access to harmful websites. The following information will help you manage your browsing protection settings on your Mac computer. Use the quick links below to navigate to a section of your choice.


Quick Links


Mac Browsing Protection

To enable Browsing protection using a Mac device:

  1. Open Security Suite.
  2. Select the Antivirus tab, then Preferences.

Security Suite Mac preferences

  1. Choose the Browsing Protection tab, then select the box next to Turn On browsing protection.

Security Suite Mac browsing protection options

Note: You may need to select the Lock icon at the bottom of the Browsing Protection window in order to make changes to your settings. If prompted, enter the password for your computer to allow changes to be made.

  1. Follow the onscreen instructions to customize your browsing preferences and to install the browser extension.


Website Exceptions

You can create a list of website exceptions that bypass your Browser Protection and Parental Control settings. If a website is added to the website exception list it won't be blocked for any reason.

Learn more about Security Suite Parental Control settings for Mac.


Safety Ratings

When performing a web search using Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc., the status of each website is displayed next to the link in the search results.

  • A website verified as safe by F-Secure will display a white check mark inside a green circle.
  • A website verified as harmful by F-Secure will display a white X inside a red circle.
  • If you try to visit a site that's determined harmful by F-Secure, the site is blocked and you'll receive a message similar to the one below:

Harmful Web Site Blocked


  • Select Allow website (not recommended), to by pass the warning and continue to the site.