F-Secure Internet Security 2013 review
An effective security suite, and simple to use - once you've mastered the interface
F-Secure’s features are split across two interfaces: Computer Security and Online Safety. This division doesn’t help you find your way around, and while the interfaces are attractively designed, they aren’t perfectly intuitive: headings such as Tools and Tasks are too vague for our liking.
Such complaints are somewhat mitigated by the package’s excellent malware detection abilities. AV-Test found F-Secure stopped 100% of zero-day attacks, and managed to completely clean up malware-inflicted damage on 85% of infected systems.
When we tried to download a dodgy file, F-Secure blocked the network connection so quickly the malware never touched our hard disk. As a cherry on top, the software also completed a quick system scan in only three seconds.
The software’s impact on system resources is average, with 15 seconds added to boot time and a disappointingly high memory footprint of 179MB. Overall, though, F-Secure Internet Security 2013 is a clean and effective suite.
|Price ex VAT||£28|
|Price inc VAT||£33|
|Ease of Use rating||4|
|Features & Design||4|
|Value for Money||5|
|Software subcategory||Internet security|
Operating system support
|Operating system Windows Vista supported?||yes|
|Operating system Windows XP supported?||yes|
|Operating system Linux supported?||no|
|Operating system Mac OS X supported?||no|
|Other operating system support||Windows 8|