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Hopefully if your reading this then you are running (in one form or another) Internet Security Software, an essential part to modern computing with a wide range of packages to choose from.
One of those packages comes in the form of "F-Secure Internet Security 2012" which offers the ability to protect up to three PC's for one year. F-Secure describes itself as "a security solution offering complete protection for Windows computer" and while it usually ranks pretty high in online tests as well as independent reviews such as those found in computer magazines, I'm not convinced.
It's worth noting at this point that this 2012 version can still be purchased at a (now) very low price from a number of retailers, and a lot of buyers have commented that there is very little difference in the 2013 version, so it is great value.
As you would expect product features include protection against viruses, spyware and identity theft, a firewall to stop hackers, a spam and phishing e-mails blocker and safesure which can notify you of dangerous websites before you enter them.
Installation of the software was easy, quick and straightforward and thankfully actually using and configuring the software remained easy. The program integrates perfectly with Windows, and is easily controlled. Once installation is complete it is necessary to validate your subscription online before you have receive program and definitions updates. This was again quick and easy, consuming only a few minutes to complete. The entire package is very user friendly and also comes with a six language electronic manual to ensure ease.
The only disadvantage to the software is the fact that it does consume a lot of system resources when conducting a full network scan, slowing down everything to a snails pace, but this is a relativity small price to pay to ensure a virus and spyware free environment. It's also worth pointing out that while running in the back ground the program has very little impact on system resources.
While there isn't a great deal wrong with the software, I don't feel it offers any truly unique and useful tools or utilities to make it standout from the crowd. Other similar software offers virtual keyboards or sandbox mode to name a few.
The protection is offers is without a doubt excellent - there are plenty of alternatives - some cheaper, some more expensive, I personally prefer software that offers more however if your looking for a cheap and effective solution to Internet security you've found it.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and some my reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)