Be safe on the Internet with its DeepGuard and cloud-based features
F-Secure Internet Security is a protection software developed by F-Secure. This antivirus is one of the most demanded in the field, being at the top of a large list of similar products and great companies such as ESET, Kaspersky, BitDefender, Sophos and AVG, among others. Nevertheless, F-Secure has won several awards and this product, in particular, the AV-TEST Best Protection one in the consumer product category, received in 2012.
Though F-Secure Internet Security is quite complete, it’s a product specialized in Internet protection. This point is really important to highlight because it’s the most common way to introduce any virus in our computers. This product includes a ‘cloud-based’ protection which contains a large list with the most common viruses, spyware and malware, and that will be automatically updated thanks to its ‘always up-to-date’ function.
Besides, it stands out for its parental control and safety mode which will block inappropriate content and pop-ups. And if you usually check your bank statement or you make banking transactions, you could feel free to do it with this antivirus and its banking protection. On the other hand, we should mention that it’s not really good at detecting phishing and spam in the newsletter and it could be its weakest point for those who want to have a ‘cleaner’ email account. Nevertheless, this software will assure you a really strong online and general protection which can be perfectly combined with other products from the same company as Mobile Security, oriented to your smartphone.
How it works
F-Secure Internet Security protects you against any virus, but do you know how to do it? It’s quite simple; it works with its ‘Online Safety’ mode. It consists in telling you when a website has malicious content by displaying a message. However, sometimes this webpage is really safe and you know it, so you can unblock it just clicking on ‘Allow web site’. DeepGuard will be in charge of telling you if an app is sure or not. At the bottom of the message you can read its details which include the exact name, the reputation and also the popularity. You could also see if that application tried to do something strange or harmful in your computer.
Virus attacks will be automatically removed and the antivirus will display a window notifying it on the right-side of the screen. The software will inform you about what it did when the attack started and when it happened (exact date and hour). Besides, it includes other protection options such as Parental Control, Banking Protection (which were mentioned above) and Safe Profile.
Nowadays we frequently use Facebook, post status and publish personal photos. But sometimes we don’t know who is watching those photos or those commentaries. F-Secure Internet Security analyses it with its Safe Profile mode and shows if your profile is secure or not. Regarding the other protection options, if you want to use Banking Protection, remember that you have to activate it at the program’s interface and it will start working when the mode recognizes that you’re in an online banking webpage. Parental Control could be managed manually blocking the webpages you want to specific users.
F-Secure Internet Security 2014 Features
Below you can see the main features this program includes:
- DeepGuard security when you want to download an uncommon app
- Cloud-based protection against the most common rootkits, Trojans, malware, malicious websites and spyware
- Up-to-date protection adding any kind of new virus
- Phone and chat customer support
- Real-time protection
- Facebook security with its Safe Profile
- Banking Protection feature which protects your passwords and banking transactions
- Control what your teenagers can see on the Internet with its Parental Control
- Multiple languages available
For further information about this product, feel free to read it at the developer’s website clicking here.
System requirements to download it properly
Before you start the download of F-Secure Internet Security, be sure that you have the system requirements detailed below:
- OS: Windows XP or higher
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or higher
- Memory: 1GB of RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 800 MB of free space