F-Secure Internet Security 2013 review

An effective security suite, and simple to use - once you've mastered the interface

14 Feb 2013
5
Price when reviewed 
33

F-Secure’s features are split across two interfaces: Computer Security and Online Safety. This division doesn’t help you find your way around, and while the interfaces are attractively designed, they aren’t perfectly intuitive: headings such as Tools and Tasks are too vague for our liking.

Such complaints are somewhat mitigated by the package’s excellent malware detection abilities. AV-Test found F-Secure stopped 100% of zero-day attacks, and managed to completely clean up malware-inflicted damage on 85% of infected systems.

F-Secure Internet Security 2013

When we tried to download a dodgy file, F-Secure blocked the network connection so quickly the malware never touched our hard disk. As a cherry on top, the software also completed a quick system scan in only three seconds.

The software’s impact on system resources is average, with 15 seconds added to boot time and a disappointingly high memory footprint of 179MB. Overall, though, F-Secure Internet Security 2013 is a clean and effective suite.

Price when reviewed 
33inc VAT

Details

Software subcategory Internet security

Operating system support

Operating system Windows Vista supported? yes
Operating system Windows XP supported? yes
Operating system Linux supported? no
Operating system Mac OS X supported? no
Other operating system support Windows 8

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