Get Real Sweepstakes Week: #4 — Win an iPod Touch and Internet Security

Security & Privacy

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now closed. The winner will be contacted and then announced via our Facebook page.

In a recent survey, we found that about half of all Internet users had been hit by a virus within the last year. But their security software prevented infection.

In a way, going online without updated security is like driving on the Autobahn without a seatbelt. Of course, there isn’t the potential for a life-threatening tragedy. Yet on the Internet there is always a chance that something terrible could wrong.

Drivers on the Autobahn aren’t constantly faced with drive-by attacks or insurance scammers every single time they get on the road. Yet whenever you’re online you’re always surrounded by hackers and crooks looking for any vulnerability in your system. And if you’re hit hard, you could lose the irreplaceable content on your computer.

People do things online that they would never do in the real world. That’s why we encourage you to check out our free Health Check to see if your PC is protected. It’s a quick way to see if your PC has its seat belt on.

So here is this week’s question: What’s the most irreplaceable file on your PC? You can answer with words or just link to an image or video that answers the question.

Read the rules and post your answer in the comments of this post for you chance to win an iPod touch 8GB plus F-Secure Internet Security for you and a friend.



F-Secure Internet Security 2011

By entering the Get Real promotion you accept the Official Competition Rules and the Privacy Policy (

If you do not accept these rules, please do not enter this promotion.

1. The sponsor of this promotion is F-Secure Corporation, located at Tammasaarenkatu 7, Po. Box 24, 00181 Helsinki, Finland (“Sponsor”).
2. The promotion will begin at 6:00 PM PDT on October 10, 2010 and end at 6:00 PM PDT October 17, 2010.
3. This promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase is necessary to enter.
4. 3 prizes a iPod touch 8GB with a retail value of $229.99 and 2 F-Secure Internet Security licenses with a retail value of $119.98 will be given as prizes in this promotion at the close of the competition.
5. Only two (2) entries, per person per Sweepstakes will be accepted.  Each comment posted constitutes an entry. Further attempts made by the same person and entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified.
6. The winner will be chosen randomly from the people who participated in the competition by commenting on the “Get Real Sweepstakes Week #4 “. Sponsor will notify the winner via email. If the winner does not respond within seven (7) days, he or she will forfeit the prize and another winner will be randomly chosen. This prize is shipped to the winner within 30 days of the promotion closing date.
7. The winners are responsible for any taxes associated with receipt of the prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prizes with other prizes of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.
8. Odds of winning the prizes depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
9. No purchase or software download is necessary to enter or win. Purchase or software download will not increase your chances of winning.
10. To enter, visit and comment on the post once or twice. To comment you must provide your email address, which will not be made public. Entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Comments made be edited by F-Secure without explanation.
11. Any entrant who attempts to cheat or tamper with the Get Real Sweepstakes shall be disqualified by the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
11. The name of the winner will be announced via the F-Secure Twitter channel, F-Secure Facebook page and F-Secure’s Safe and Savvy blog once the winner has been contacted. By entering, the entrant agrees that his/her name, country and/or picture can be published at F-Secure’s aforementioned channels if he/she wins.
12. By entering, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and all of its representatives from and against any and all costs, expenses, claims, demands, proceedings, suits, actions and/or liabilities for any injuries, death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with accidents, terrorism, theft, natural disaster, the promotion of the Get Real Sweepstakes, the distribution of any prize, entrants’ participation in and/or entry into the Get Real Sweepstakes, acceptance or use of any prize or unavailability of any prize. Prizes are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind from the sponsor.
13. Employees of Sponsor and family members of such employees are not eligible to enter.


CC image by Germán Meyer.


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