F-Secure Antivirus is a security system that assists you in removing viruses, spyware and other infections from your computer.
After a long installation process, the software performs an automatic update, which takes a long time as well. Once you have initiated F-Secure Antivirus, you are acquainted with ad user-friendly interface.
There aren’t many features available in the antivirus system, so beginners should not have a difficult time understanding how it works.
In the main window, you can access the current status of the virus and spyware scanning, of the scheduled tasks and DeepGuard, but you can also view general statistics.
Virus and spyware scanning can be enabled to scan and remove viruses from e-mails but also block tracking cookies, while DeepGuard can be set to use advanced process monitoring.
Scheduled scanning can be performed once or at a regular time interval, even after the computer goes into idle mode, while manual scanning can be configured to scan only known file types (which is faster), scan inside compressed files, or to use advanced heuristics (which is slower).
You can run a scan for viruses and spyware, a full system scan, or a customized scan. A full system scan takes a long time to complete, but F-Secure Antivirus is thorough.
F-Secure Antivirus Features:
- Anti-Virus: Lets you open eMail attachments and use your computer without any fear of virus infections, spyware intrusion or malicious programs that can take over your computer
- Anti-Spyware: Protect your privacy by preventing spyware and hackers from entering your computer
- DeepGuard 2.0: New proactive DeepGuard 2.0 technology protects you against any unknown threats
- Performance: The anti-virus software working from behind the scene
- Enhanced detection performance and reduced system overhead
- Automates all key tasks required to keep your computer and data safe from viruses
- Keeps you safe against the unknown targeted attacks, or so-called zero-day-attacks, and rootkits
- Web Traffic Scanning guards you against websites that can infect your computer even if you do not download anything from the website
- Multiple scanning engines identify different type of malware bringing you the very best in malware detection and disinfection
- F-Secure DeepGuard 2.0 introduces network based recognition of suspicious software while improving the accuracy and speed of response to new outbreaks of malicious code
- Security news about virus outbreaks is delivered straight to your computer
- Immediate reaction times and fast cures during new and emerging threats ensured by F-Secure Research Team working 24 hours a day
- Easier & faster installation with less user interaction
Furthermore, you can change connection settings, restore or delete a file or program that has been quarantined and allow a program to start if it has been blocked by F-Secure.
F-Secure Antivirus proves to be a reliable antivirus system that uses a moderate amount of computer resources, although other processes run slower.