Description of the program:
F-Secure Internet Security 2010/2011 combines:
2. Firewall with a new well designed Web security.
3. Parental controls.
4. Spam filtering.
5. Behavior analysis.
The behavior analyzer, included in Deep Guard feature, gives you a warning when a program or a file behaves in a manner similar to that of malicious software. This can be predominantly useful protection when faced up with a never before seen threat for which signatures are not yet available. The negative aspect of all the extra protection preserves to be a slight holdup when the on-access scanner does detect a malicious file, but otherwise performance is quite impressive.
Processes needed by F-Secure Internet Security 2010/2011 are down to only nine (from 24 in previous versions). Each of those nine processes is only generated when needed and shutdown afterward, preserving system performance for tasks that user need as a priority in the first place.
1. Password-protected parental controls: it can be used in the form of profiles (small children or teenager).
2. Category of website, and time allowed for browsing are all controllable under one hood of the program.
Exploit detection and real time rating are all included in the program. The program is integrated into Yahoo and Google for quick web filtering results. Once you search for terms you will be able to see the rating for each of the search results of the searched term. This is a handy tool and provides better protection especially for kids and novice users.
The firewall is made for the users who prefer the style of hands-off handling way. If you prefer not to interfere and create special rules for your firewall, F-Secure is your best option. The firewall is yet effective and blocks well all intrusion attempts.
Overall, the trim performance, enhanced Web security, and robust parental controls make F-Secure Internet Security a great choice for families.
Malware detection was also good. Even though the software took several minutes to mix with the other software comparisons but after most of the tests it was proved stronger in catching Trojan viruses more effectively than Avira and AVG antivirus software.
When it comes to resource usage, there is a good and bad news. F-Secure added a moderately small addition to a running system; with:
1. System RAM usage under Vista resting at 602MB, compared to 595MB with Avira and 477MB for a bare Windows installation.
The Bottom Line:
Families that need to have power over Internet access for younger children and adolescence will find much to like about F-Secure Internet Security 2010/2011. Parental controls can be set to accommodate various user types, including time limits imposed on Web surfing which can be made in the form of profiles. Website safety ratings and browser exploit detection in addition ensure that time spent surfing is safe. A lighter track ensures ease of use even on older PCs or Netbooks and is mainly good-looking for gamers.