The SaferSurf service activates automatically when sending and receiving eMails. It checks all eMails you receive and send. Infected files are blocked before they get in touch with your computer.
From 2005 to 2009 SaferSurf was presented to the Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV). Every year they came to the following conclusion: "The online antivirus protection of SaferSurf shows a very good performance in the field of detecting the most common computer virus. Also favorably is that the online virus scanner did not give false alarms in the test and did not cause a noticeable deceleration of data traffic."
SaferSurf effectively protects you from viruses without installation and maintenance of any antivirus software. The real-time scanning does not affect your internet connection speed. The antivirus software used is continuously updated for you. New viruses are recognized without fail as soon as the antivirus software provides countermeasures for that virus. This usually happens within minutes.
SaferSurf protects you from the latest threats from the very moment that a new security flaw is known. Read more
Viruses do not come into contact with your computer. Even files which have been camouflaged, e.g. by an incorrect file extension, are recognized. The content-sensitive SaferSurf scan reads a Word file as a Word file even when it carries the file extension .DOX.
Viruses hidden in compressed files are detected effectively and the infected files are removed. This applies even to very well hidden viruses in intricately placed files.
SaferSurf collects the eMails for you from your mailboxes and realizes a check for content. Only mails requested by you will get to your computer. Advertising mails and unwanted mails will already be sorted out before. Read more
SaferSurf supports SSL encrypred submission when receiving eMails if you have set up your eMail program for POP3 via SSL. The encrypted submission prevents that someone else can read your email.
The antivirus software cannot be installed or used incorrectly, as it is maintained and checked 24/7 by a team of experts. The servers are connected with 1 Gbit lines.