Below we answer many common frequently asked questions about NETGATE Internet Security.  For more information, read our complete NETGATE Internet Security Review here.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Have a Firewall?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security includes a firewall. The NETGATE FortKnox Firewall can protect a PC from threats such as viruses, Trojans, and spyware. This provides front line defense for your PC, and can even protect your identity from being stolen.

FortKnox Firewall is included with the free trial version of NETGATE Internet Security.

Some useful features of this firewall include:

  • Protection from inbound and outbound system attacks
  • Traffic and packet logging
  • Advanced rules for experienced users
  • Anti-spoofing
  • Site Control System to block individual web sites
  • Adblocking
  • Cookies blocking
  • User-friendly interface

Does NETGATE Internet Security Have a Trial Version?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security has a trial version that you can immediately use to detect threats on your system.

To get the trial version, simply go to the NETGATE website https://www.netgate.sk. You will see the download link on the upper left side of the main page. Click this link.

The download file is called “is-setup.exe” and will appear in the bottom left of your screen in Windows. Clicking this will start the setup process.

A window will then appear asking you to allow the program to make changes to your device. Click “Yes”.

Most features of the full version of NETGATE Internet Security are included with the trial version. These include:

  • System Scans
  • Remove Threats
  • FortKnox Firewall
  • Spy Emergency

Can NETGATE Internet Security Protect Against Hackers?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security can help protect against hackers in a number of ways.

Viruses and malware can be used by hackers to access your system. With both firewall and scanning capabilities, NETGATE provides complete security for your system. This includes protections from:

  • Rootkits
  • Backdoors
  • Adware
  • Sypware
  • Worms
  • Ransomware
  • Trojans

Does NETGATE Internet Security Remove Viruses?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security can block, detect and remove viruses.

Here are the types of internet threats that NETGATE Internet Security protects against:

  • Viruses
  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Trojans
  • Worms
  • Rootkits
  • Phishing

The Spy Emergency part of NETGATE Internet Security can run scans to detect and remove any of these threats. The Fort Knox Personal Firewall portion will protect your system from these threats when they try to enter it from online.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Protect Against Worms?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to detect and remove worms before they can cause any damage to your system. The FortKnox Firewall component is designed to monitor in-going and outgoing traffic to protect a system from worms and other threats. The Spy Emergency component can detect and remove worms and viruses. These two parts of Internet Security work together to provide strong system protection.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Block Spyware?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to block spyware. This includes:

  • Cookies
  • Trojans
  • Adware (some)
  • System monitors
  • Rootkits
  • Web beacons
  • Keyloggers

Does NETGATE Internet Security Block Adware?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to protect your system from adware.

Adware can get onto your computer a number of different ways including:

  • Infected websites
  • Freeware
  • Shareware
  • Free software trials
  • Browser weaknesses

Many adware programs do not have uninstall features, so they are not easy to remove from a computer. However, NETGATE Internet Security is designed to block, detect and remove different types of adware from these sources.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Protect Against Trojans?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is a program designed to detect and remove Trojans from your computer. Examples of trojans NETGATE removes include (but are not limited to):

  • Xafecopy
  • Dridex
  • GoldenEye
  • NotPetya
  • And many more…

Does NETGATE Internet Security Block Malware?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to detect, block and remove many types of malware, including:

  • Worms
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Trojans

NETGATE Internet Security has a powerful self-learning anti-malware engine that can improve over time through trial and error scanning. New threats will be quickly engaged and their characteristics included in the scanning database.

The software has both firewall and malware scanning capabilities. Its two components, FortKnox Firewall and Spy Emergency form a complete system protection tool to stop malware.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Block Phishing?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to block phishing attempts so your valuable data and information are protected from cyber thieves. Phishing attempts are blocked by its built-in component firewall, called FortKnox Firewall.

Can You Use NETGATE Internet Security for Windows?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is an antivirus and anti-malware protection program designed to work on the Windows operating system. It works on the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP3

Can You Use NETGATE Internet Security on a PC?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is designed to run on PCs.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Work With Firefox?

NETGATE Internet Security is designed to work with many popular web browsers, including Firefox. Browsers supported by NETGATE Internet Security include:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Chrome (NETGATE does not specifically claim to work with Chrome, but negative issues have not been reported)

How Often is NETGATE Internet Security Updated?

NETGATE Internet Security has regular updates to help keep your system protected. Updates can be automated (requires full version) or manual.

The frequency of automatic updates to NETGATE Internet Security will depend on the updates to the main NETGATE threat database. The NETGATE team keeps their database updated on a daily basis as new threats arise.

An alternative is to use manual updates, which is very easy to do.

Netgate Internet Security Update

For Spy Emergency, you can use the Status page from the left side menu of the main window and click “Update Now”. However, to use this feature you must purchase the full version.

Netgate Internet Security Update

The FortKnox Firewall component has a manual update feature in the Options menu item on the left side menu of the main window. There is also the option to choose automatic threat signatures updates or not. To use this feature you must have the full version.

It is recommended to have both NETGATE Security components set to automatic updates.

How Long Does NETGATE Internet Security Take to Scan?

We ran a full scan on our test PC and got these results:

  • A Full scan, which includes all memory and files on the system took 1 hour and 34 minutes.
  • A System scan took 1 hour and 2 minutes.
  • A Quick scan took 2 minutes and 34 seconds.
  • A Custom scan that scanned only the documents folder took 2 minutes and 24 seconds.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Run at Startup?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security is configured to run at startup. You can access and adjust these settings as follows:

Spy Emergency

The Spy Emergency component of NETGATE Internet Security has the option of running at Windows startup. This can be found in the left side menu in the main program window.

The Options window has a Startup section at the bottom. The checkbox to run Spy Emergency at Windows startup is checked by default. De-select this if you do not want it to run at startup. Click Apply to save any changes.

FortKnox Firewall

Similar to Spy Emergency, the left side menu of FortKnox Firewall has a button for Options. In the Startup section of the Options window, the default is set to automatically load firewall at Windows startup. If you decide you do not want to run this component at startup, then un-select this and click “Apply”.

How to Install NETGATE Internet Security

NETGATE Internet Security consists of 2 components:

  • FortKnox Firewall
  • Spy Emergency
NETGATE Internet Security Installation Package

To start the installation, you first need to download the setup file. This should appear on the lower left of your Windows screen. Click the file and open it. It will ask if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device. Click Yes.

NETGATE Internet Security Installation Ready To Install

Select the Setup Language and click OK.

Accept the License Agreement and click Next.

NETGATE Internet Security Installation Destination Folder

Choose the Destination Folder location. Click Next.

Select the Start Menu Folder and click Next.

Select Additional Tasks. Choose if you want to create icons for your desktop including a Quick launch icon.

NETGATE Internet Security Installation Additional Tasks

On the next window, click Install.

NETGATE Internet Security Installation Installing

The installation should begin. This could take anywhere from 1-5 minutes.

The next window will say to restart your system to complete the installation. If you want to do so, then keep the default to Yes. Click Finish. This will restart your computer.

NETGATE Internet Security Installation Restart Computer

Upon restarting your computer, the FortKnox Firewall main window screen will appear. When the installation is complete, icons for both of these programs should appear on your desktop.

Does NETGATE Internet Security Have Technical Support?

Yes. NETGATE Internet Security has 24/7 technical support available.

How to access NETGATE Technical Support:

In FortKnox Firewall, click on the “Support” button on the left-hand side menu.

The Spy Emergency component also has a “Support” button on the left-hand menu.

You need to provide your email and problem description. The attachment file is optional.

For Spy Emergency, you can also run the Analyzer Tool for unknown threats and submit the Log File to the Internet Security support team. They can add it to their database and craft a solution for you.

For more information, read our complete NETGATE Internet Security Review here.

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