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F Secure Internet Security

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December 24, 2010    
 
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Windows

F-Secure Internet Security is an Internet Security Software for windows created by F-Secure Corporation.

Product summary of F-Secure Internet Security

F-Secure Internet Security is an Internet security suite developed by F-Secure, a computer security and anti-virus software company based in Finland. F-Secure Internet Security provides users with virus protection, automatic updates, and Internet filtering. For individuals who want to secure their computer as well as their files, this software is certainly worth checking out.

System requirements of F-Secure Internet Security

The F-Secure Internet Security suite can run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft 2000, and Microsoft XP platforms. For computers running on Windows Vista, a 512 MB of RAM and a maximum of 600 MB of free disk space during installation is needed. The computer browser should at least be Internet Explorer 5.0. It's also important for the computer to have a CD-ROM drive as well as high-speed Internet connection. For computers running on Windows 2000 or XP, the processor should be an Intel Pentium III 600Mhz or higher. The computer should have a RAM of 256 MB and at least 600 MB of free disk space during installation.

Features of F-Secure Internet Security

The F-Secure Internet Security suite provides users with Internet filtering, virus protection, and automatic updates. These features may be customized to meet special needs. Aside from protecting computers against worms, viruses, as well as other rootkits and malware, the F-Secure Internet Security also provides users with a firewall that protects computers against the attacks of hackers. F-Secure Internet Security can also detect spyware in real time and scan emails for malicious codes and viruses. Spam emails are blocked, while new virus outbreaks are prevented from infecting computers. Parents will also be glad to know that this suite includes parental control, which means that parents can block sites that are off limits to kids.

Installation and usability of F-Secure Internet Security

F-Secure Internet Security won't run on computers with other virus protection programs installed. Installation can be quite long on computers with pre-existing anti-virus programs. F-Secure will then require the user to uninstall the current program, reboot it, then install F-Secure Internet Security, and do another reboot to complete the firewall installation.

When it comes to usability, the control panel of F-Secure Internet Secure appears relatively simple, but the choices may be a little hard to understand at first glance. The user must first study the choices to be able to take advantage of the provided tools. Users must also learn how to customize their own settings by browsing for the correct program and setting rules so that a firewall security prompt screen won't pop up each time they try to access their email or another website.

What's great about this Internet security suite is that it provides users with great tech support. The only downside seems to be the fact that novices will most likely find it hard to use the software. But for those who enjoy creating their own rules, F-Secure Internet Security may just be the ideal firewall choice. At the bottom of the control panel, users can find the link to the company's website. All things considered, F-Secure Internet Security is a good Internet security suite that provides users with the protection they need from various threats.

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