F-Secure Review

Kurtis By: Kurtis | Last updated June 2, 2017

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8.5 / 10

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PROS:

  • Great basic package
  • An abundance of free, downloadable features

CONS:

  • It doesn’t offer 24/7 customer support
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SUMMARY:

With great scores in all tested areas, F-Secure Antivirus software is a simple, yet effective PC security product. It proved great in finding and disposing of viruses, spyware and various other types of malware. It also has a very useful anti-ransomware feature that protects you from online blackmail. It won’t slow down your PC too much and it is very good at making a difference between malicious and healthy files.

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COMPLETE REVIEW

F-Secure Antivirus software has been a well-known name in the antivirus protection software industry ever since it was first founded in 1988. With more than twenty offices worldwide, F-Secure stands tall and faces the fierce competition in its category head on. The newest version of F-Secure Antivirus is on par in every category with some of the biggest names in the industry like Kaspersky, Norton or Avast. The newest antivirus software developed at F-Secure shows advanced protection technology with many additional useful features. It has been tested against various types of threats such as viruses, worms, Trojans etc. It proved excellent at protecting against ransomware that locks down your computer until you pay its creators. At a fair price, F-Secure is a great value for money antivirus software.

Features

As an entry level product, F-Secure should be enough for most people seeking good, simple antivirus protection software. To take your security level the next step you should consider upgrading to the internet security suite option. Whichever package you chose your PC will have a very high level of protection with an abundance of excellent feature from which many come free. Both packages have been the recipients of the prestigious “Advanced +” rating, awarded only to the best software by the AV-Test independent test laboratory. F-Secure is an advanced security program allowing its users to find and safely eliminate rootkits, scan (with a large database of viruses) for infection or possible malware. In addition to many useful features already included in the packages, F-Secure adds regular updates in free features to their site, which you can later download and use with whichever plan you have. A very useful online scanner for finding threats and viruses as well a health-check feature for you PC are some of the free tools available for download. As online security is an imperative for F-Secure antivirus software, an anti-theft feature that secures your online transactions is also available for free download.

Pricing

Price: $39.99

Performance

F-Secure Antivirus is a well-rounded product with many great features. The installation process is easy and quite intuitive since you are only expected to follow simple instructions. Once it’s installed, F-Secure will automatically uninstall any other antivirus program on your PC, in order to prevent conflicts. With the full software in front of you, you can choose to manually scan your device from time to time, or you can schedule automatic scans. While it quietly works in the background, F-Secure goes easy on your PCs resources so it does not slow it down significantly. Even though it might go unnoticed, it runs multiple important processes in order to insure your computer is not infected with any threats. The software updates itself automatically in real-time so you can always be sure your protection is up to date.

Help/Support

F-Secure offers a great database of manuals and FAQ on their website. There is forum created to link F-Secure users and provide an alternative to direct tech support. If you’re in need of a more personal touch in order to resolve your issue, you can call, email or use the online chat to reach customer services.

Email: You can access the live chat feature as well as gather more contact info through this link:       www.f-secure.com/en_US/web/home_us/support

Facebook: www.facebook.com/F-Secure-107471754306

Support forum: community.f-secure.com

Phone number: A complete list of phone numbers for different regions can be found on this link: www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_global/support/contact-support

Website: www.f-secure.com

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