Security Software Antivirus Software F-Secure Internet Security

F-Secure Internet Security 17.5 for Windows

by F-Secure

Avg. Rating 3.2 (53 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Commercial Demo, $69.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 10,915
Publisher F-Secure
Homepage F-Secure Internet Security

Publisher's Description

F?Secure Internet Security lets you use your computer to surf the web, shop online, and use Internet banking without worrying. F?Secure Internet Security automatically protects you and your PCs against malware, hackers, and identity theft. Whenever you go online, your banking transactions are secured with banking protection, and you can decide what content your children can and cannot see.

F?Secure Internet Security protects you against existing and emerging online threats. It's very quick to install, simple to use, and it doesn't slow down your computer. When you install F?Secure Internet Security, it cleans your PC so that you get instantly improved performance. You also get F?Secure Search, which pre-screens your search results to ensure your privacy and safety.

Latest Reviews

daniel02

daniel02 reviewed v10.12 Build 108 on Mar 4, 2011

Its a good security system & i used it, it really protect my pc from internet viruses & other possible threats.......

_________
daniel02
Free Internet Security

pjb

pjb reviewed vIS 10.50 Build 164 Beta on Jun 30, 2010

@been it's beta - and fileforum has the paid status wrong..

Now to review the product!!!
It's a lot leaner than the previous version, and seems to detect a lot more malware. Unfortunately it still uses a lot of system resources.
Not bad for a beta though, room for improvement.
Would rate 3 but to boost from an apparent non tested review will rate 5.

been

been reviewed vIS 10.50 Build 164 Beta on Jun 30, 2010

180 day timeout isn't freeware

GreenEyesLucy

GreenEyesLucy reviewed v10.00 Build 246 on Aug 10, 2009

Alongside the modules offered by F-Secure Internet Security 2010 there are others that should be taken into account. For example the Gamer Mode module offered by BitDefender Internet Security 2009 which provides you maxim of security when playing games. I personally use it and has never disappointed me. Try it and you'll be satisfied too. Very soon will appear an improved version of 2009!

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.00 Build 246 on Aug 10, 2009

http://av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report22.pdf

F-Secure does not score anywhere near the top.

I used this back in the day but have since moved on to other products. This program let various different adware and virus infections through undetected which others caught the second they were installed or run from USB Media.

They seem to be improving in the detection rate but are still missing some common infections (any of the .cih variants).

pr1xsel

pr1xsel reviewed v2009 9.00 Build 149 on Mar 17, 2009

Some schools use this junk security program what slows down entire PC because F-Secure is badly built ( to many processes , update failures , no version changelog or anything , a lot of viruses get pass the protection and some normal programs get marked as viruses ) recommended to AVOID this!!!

emperordarius

emperordarius reviewed v2009 on Sep 11, 2008

The good:

Very good detection rate.
Very powerful Proactive Protection.
Deep disinfection.

The bad:

Heavy.
Self-Defense is only average.
No whitelist present.

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v2009 on Sep 10, 2008

Terrible. I really wanted 2009 to be better (since it took them years to add Vista 64-bit support...) But this is not good enough by far.

If, and I mean IF, you get it to install properly you'll be a bit disappointed. Especially if you bought this.

The firewall comes with almost no preconfigured application controls for modern Windows (not even some Windows services!) so you have to set those rules. By yourself. It's 2008, F-secure. No excuses for this. To make matters worse the firewall isn't actually very good. It's .. adequate. Or "average", if you're nice, in leak tests. Alarmingly it's incredibly easy for you and malware to turn off the whole security package. This will hopefully be fixed, it smells like a bug.

What malware it will find (about average detection rate) is a pain to remove and you almost always need a 3rd party tool to remove them.

Anti-virus is ok, but for some reason gets a 6% pro-active detection rate in the latest AV-comparatives (for FIS2008, but the engine and base files are the same)! SIX PERCENT. Din't even get a Standard rating, which is terrible.

Spam filter works fine, though I don't really need that.

It's not even cheap.
Avoid.

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v2006 6.90 on Sep 29, 2006

2006 version has backweb. Although fsecure claim this is safe, it purposely monitors key strokes and mouse movements, and application usage. Fsecure claim this is so the AV doesn't interupt you, but this is clearly a lie as Windows manages the screensaver without backweb, as do third party applications. MS provide APIs for this functionality, so FSecures programmers cannot be up to the standard they claim; I wonder how poor the coding is in the rest of the application. Sloppy standards in one area often indicate poor work elsewhere.

nimtoad

nimtoad reviewed v2006 6.90 on Apr 13, 2006

rebranded, bloatware

Avg. Rating 3.2 (53 votes)
Your Rating
daniel02

daniel02 reviewed v10.12 Build 108 on Mar 4, 2011

Its a good security system & i used it, it really protect my pc from internet viruses & other possible threats.......

_________
daniel02
Free Internet Security

pjb

pjb reviewed vIS 10.50 Build 164 Beta on Jun 30, 2010

@been it's beta - and fileforum has the paid status wrong..

Now to review the product!!!
It's a lot leaner than the previous version, and seems to detect a lot more malware. Unfortunately it still uses a lot of system resources.
Not bad for a beta though, room for improvement.
Would rate 3 but to boost from an apparent non tested review will rate 5.

been

been reviewed vIS 10.50 Build 164 Beta on Jun 30, 2010

180 day timeout isn't freeware

GreenEyesLucy

GreenEyesLucy reviewed v10.00 Build 246 on Aug 10, 2009

Alongside the modules offered by F-Secure Internet Security 2010 there are others that should be taken into account. For example the Gamer Mode module offered by BitDefender Internet Security 2009 which provides you maxim of security when playing games. I personally use it and has never disappointed me. Try it and you'll be satisfied too. Very soon will appear an improved version of 2009!

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v10.00 Build 246 on Aug 10, 2009

http://av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report22.pdf

F-Secure does not score anywhere near the top.

I used this back in the day but have since moved on to other products. This program let various different adware and virus infections through undetected which others caught the second they were installed or run from USB Media.

They seem to be improving in the detection rate but are still missing some common infections (any of the .cih variants).

pr1xsel

pr1xsel reviewed v2009 9.00 Build 149 on Mar 17, 2009

Some schools use this junk security program what slows down entire PC because F-Secure is badly built ( to many processes , update failures , no version changelog or anything , a lot of viruses get pass the protection and some normal programs get marked as viruses ) recommended to AVOID this!!!

emperordarius

emperordarius reviewed v2009 on Sep 11, 2008

The good:

Very good detection rate.
Very powerful Proactive Protection.
Deep disinfection.

The bad:

Heavy.
Self-Defense is only average.
No whitelist present.

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v2009 on Sep 10, 2008

Terrible. I really wanted 2009 to be better (since it took them years to add Vista 64-bit support...) But this is not good enough by far.

If, and I mean IF, you get it to install properly you'll be a bit disappointed. Especially if you bought this.

The firewall comes with almost no preconfigured application controls for modern Windows (not even some Windows services!) so you have to set those rules. By yourself. It's 2008, F-secure. No excuses for this. To make matters worse the firewall isn't actually very good. It's .. adequate. Or "average", if you're nice, in leak tests. Alarmingly it's incredibly easy for you and malware to turn off the whole security package. This will hopefully be fixed, it smells like a bug.

What malware it will find (about average detection rate) is a pain to remove and you almost always need a 3rd party tool to remove them.

Anti-virus is ok, but for some reason gets a 6% pro-active detection rate in the latest AV-comparatives (for FIS2008, but the engine and base files are the same)! SIX PERCENT. Din't even get a Standard rating, which is terrible.

Spam filter works fine, though I don't really need that.

It's not even cheap.
Avoid.

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v2006 6.90 on Sep 29, 2006

2006 version has backweb. Although fsecure claim this is safe, it purposely monitors key strokes and mouse movements, and application usage. Fsecure claim this is so the AV doesn't interupt you, but this is clearly a lie as Windows manages the screensaver without backweb, as do third party applications. MS provide APIs for this functionality, so FSecures programmers cannot be up to the standard they claim; I wonder how poor the coding is in the rest of the application. Sloppy standards in one area often indicate poor work elsewhere.

nimtoad

nimtoad reviewed v2006 6.90 on Apr 13, 2006

rebranded, bloatware

Veeoh2k4

Veeoh2k4 reviewed vBeta on Sep 5, 2004

>Does it still come with the Backweb crap?

Yes, but it is now called the Automatic Update Agent, and without this "crap" the anti-virus wouldnt get updated so it essential.

Excellent peice of kit this, very recommended and easy to use, and the UK support desk is excellent! (which makes a nice change....!)

wiak

wiak reviewed vBeta on Sep 3, 2004

Realy good Anti-Virus and firewall and uses less resources ;)

Here is a screenshot of F-Secure Internet Security 2005 Beta
http://privat.bluezone.no/wiak/fis2005b.jpg

Joco

Joco reviewed vBeta on Sep 3, 2004

Good antivirus. Does it still come with the Backweb crap?

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