F-Secure Internet Security 2006 review
It’s true that the other additions to the 2006 version are limited to eye candy – the ‘e-learning tutorial’ will be redundant for all but the user who’s never seen a firewall or anti-virus scanner before, while the ‘virus world map’ is only interesting the first three times you look at it – but this is the only place where you’ll find superfluous features or graphical excess. F-Secure has retained its focus on being a fire-and-forget security solution. Its firewall dialogs are informative and user-friendly while in learning mode, and pretty soon you simply forget it’s there. Automatic daily definition updates are downloaded and installed without the need for intervention, and needless to say the firewall passed all of our tests.
Free email and 24/7 telephone tech support (including the cost of the call) mark F-Secure out from the crowd. It’s also among the small group of security vendors who include a bootable emergency CD with their product in case the worse should happen. To be honest, with F-Secure Internet Security 2006 installed, we doubt that it ever will.