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F Secure Antivirus
December 25, 2010    
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F-Secure Antivirus is an Antivirus Software for Windows created by F-Secure Corporation.

Product summary of F-Secure Antivirus

F-Secure Anti-Virus is a virus protection software developed by F-Secure, a computer security software company based in Finland. F-Secure Anti-Virus provides traditional defense for computers that run on Microsoft Windows. This security software also has a unified central management that is Java-based.

System requirements of F-Secure Antivirus

F-Secure Anti-Virus can be installed in computers running on the following platforms: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista (both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions). The browser for these computers should be Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. The processor should be 600 MHz Intel Pentium III or higher. It's also important that the RAM is at least 256 MB and the free hard disk space is 600 MB. For Microsoft Windows Vista, the RAM should be at least 512 MB.

Features of F-Secure Antivirus

F-Secure Anti-Virus has extensive features that will protect computers from the latest viruses. Worms and unknown attacks will be immediately deterred, while spyware can also be traced and removed immediately from the computer. Computers with F-Secure Anti-Virus will also be protected from the attacks of hackers. Aside from these, F-Secure Anti-Virus also ensures that users won't be victims of phishing attempts and that spam emails will also be blocked. With its improved spyware and malware detection, scans are now faster; there is even a sidebar gadget that lets users know more about their protection status. Computers running on the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows Vista will also get the chance to use parental control. This means that parents can decide which sites their children are allowed to access and which ones are off limits. When the computer is being scanned for malware, a progress bar will also appear. F-Secure Anti-Virus also offers the feature of having integrated news on the home menu. Users will be able to learn more information about new security threats and whether or not they are protected from these attacks.

Installation and usability of F-Secure Antivirus

Installing F-Secure Anti-Virus is fairly easy and fast enough. The initial installation of this software takes only five minutes. However, there is a long update required once the installation has been completed. Users will then be required to reboot their computer after the installation. This security software is also best for beginners who will be glad to know that the controls have already been pre-configured with options that are effective.

Updates and effectiveness of F-Secure Antivirus

When it comes to updates, F-Secure Anti-Virus checks for virus signature updates once every two hours. This doesn't cause running programs to slow down, but there are times when reboot is requested by the software. As for effectiveness, F-Secure Anti-Virus ranks as one of the most effective antivirus software available in the market. Its virus scanner is not only complete, but is also among the fastest there is. The tech support provided by F-Secure is also excellent. Users can just consult the product manual or take a look at the "How to" section and read the FAQ section. Overall, F-Secure Anti-Virus provides users with excellent virus protection without the the hassle of fiddling with its settings.

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