Is talktalk super secure boost any good?

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just had an email from talktalk offering me for FREE this super secure boost, which normally costs subscribers £2 a month.

has anyone got this and is it any good??
All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right, and outing the liars.
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  • Nothing from Talktalk is any good including their internet service. ICBATL so what does this "super secure boost" do? Its very name suggests to me that its a rip-off aimed at the clueless.
  • silkyuk9silkyuk9 Forumite
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    Hammyman wrote: »
    Nothing from Talktalk is any good including their internet service. ICBATL so what does this "super secure boost" do? Its very name suggests to me that its a rip-off aimed at the clueless.

    i guess its a virus program
    All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right, and outing the liars.
  • tronatortronator Forumite
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    Hammyman wrote: »
    Nothing from Talktalk is any good including their internet service. ICBATL so what does this "super secure boost" do? Its very name suggests to me that its a rip-off aimed at the clueless.

    Looks like an antivirus proxy from F-Secure on their end.

    http://broadband.talktalk.co.uk/products/broadband/online-security

    Use it if you're able to opt-out at any time in case it affects your Internet speed. Also think about your privacy as everything you do goes through their servers...
  • So you pay them £2 per month for something they should be providing for free if its server based at their end. And if its something needing installing on each computer, its no better than the free Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • TalkTalkTalkTalk Forumite, Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    Hi Guys,

    The Super Secure Boost is a security program offered by TalkTalk.

    This used to be charged at £2 per months however this service is now offered for free.

    TalkTalk customers can sign up for and remove this service as necessary via the My Account System.

    Regards
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  • Your website is still showing it as £2 for certain packages. So is it £2 for those packages or free for all?
  • silkyuk9silkyuk9 Forumite
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    Hi Guys,

    The Super Secure Boost is a security program offered by TalkTalk.

    This used to be charged at £2 per months however this service is now offered for free.

    TalkTalk customers can sign up for and remove this service as necessary via the My Account System.

    Regards

    what are the differences between this super secure boost and microsoft essentials??

    what does the talktalk one have that the microsoft one does not.

    im happy with the microsoft essentials so whay should i change??
    All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right, and outing the liars.
  • F-Secure as Tron says is the provider, my understanding is that paid for or free if you already have a Virus Programme don't touch it with a bargepole. All ISP's / Banks / whatever provide these things and you had better believe they are not for your benefit but for the ISP's benefit to prevent your infected system firing missiles at their servers.

    As yourself the fundamental question : why ? do they provide an uninstaller if it slows down your puter ?

    If you don't already have an Anti Virus programme installed there are better free ones [ MSE ] than F-Secure.
    Disclaimer : Everything I write on this forum is my opinion. I try to be an even-handed poster and accept that you at times may not agree with these opinions or how I choose to express them, this is not my problem. The Disabled : If years cannot be added to their lives, at least life can be added to their years - Alf Morris - ℜ
  • aliEnRIKaliEnRIK Forumite
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    Hi Guys,

    The Super Secure Boost is a security program offered by TalkTalk.

    This used to be charged at £2 per months however this service is now offered for free.

    TalkTalk customers can sign up for and remove this service as necessary via the My Account System.

    Regards

    Does F secure also supply the virus definitions? Does it do anything different to if I bought F secure by itself?
    :idea:
  • aliEnRIK wrote: »
    Does F secure also supply the virus definitions? Does it do anything different to if I bought F secure by itself?

    You've all gone and done it now. You've had to get technical. Somehow I doubt the rep from the "ISP With The Worst Technical Support in the World Ever, Vol 2" is likely to give any worthwhile response.
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