F-Secure is a Finland-based company that has
been providing security solutions for more than twenty-five years. It provides
security solutions for platforms Windows 7
or later, macOS 10.12 or later, iOS 11 or above, Android 5.0 or later. The
company provides various security products.
Total Security and Privacy
F-Secure Antivirus for Windows 7 can be downloaded or bought from their official website,
which requires a sign-up. The user can also go for a thirty-day trial version
before buying it. The antivirus boasts of advanced malware detection technology
supported by F Secure’s own behavioral monitoring techniques. The antivirus is
automatically updated regularly, which makes sure it has all the new virus
definitions required. It makes is a good antivirus against zero-day threats.
The antivirus uses a licensed viral scanner from Bitdefender that ensures
Antivirus for Windows 7 does not come with any
additional features such as a file shredder, password manager, wifi protection,
network protection, or banking protection.F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure Total
include ransomware and browsing protection. They also provide banking
protection, family rules and device locator.F-Secure Antivirus for Windows 7,
lack these features and provides a basic layer of protection with required
scanning options and settings. For additional features, such as VPN and
Password Manager, separate security solutions are available such as F-Secure
FREEDOME VPN and F-Secure Key.
In AV lab tests 2017, F-Secure scored 100% in
protection against zero-day threats, web threats and email threats. In
AV-Comparatives, F-Secure scored 99.9, 99.93 in malware test and 98.9
In the online detection rate. The antivirus
performed the scans quickly and efficiently, detecting the most hidden malware
easily. The antivirus is lightweight and does not impact systems’ performance
significantly.F-Secure Antivirus for
Windows 7 allows the user to schedule scans -be it monthly, daily or
weekly. The interface is easy to navigate through and understand. The antivirus
has two scanning options- ‘scan only known file types’ or scan inside
compressed files. The antivirus provides a separate cleaner tool that scans the
computer system for rootkits. Even though scanning slows down the device
working, it is efficiently fast.
Antivirus for Windows 7 lacks many features and is
just a basic scanner. The tool section, allows the user to review quarantine
files, check history log and identify sensitive files. Parental control is only
available in Internet Security PAckage and F-Secure SAFE. Settings are
configured from an online web portal of the antivirus.
The technical support is only available for
five days a week from 9 to 5,users can call on their toll free number or send
them emails. Users can also submit their own malware sample.. The users can
combine this basic antivirus with other programs such as F-Secure Internet
Security Premium or the user can go for F-Secure Total, as it has all the
features F-Secure offers including web protection, ransomware protection,
banking protection, family rules, wifi protection, and phone finder.F-Secure
Total acts as both an antivirus and internet security suite, combining all good
features of F-Secure.