What is F-Secure?

No matter how carefully you operate your computer or mobile, you still need a proactive protection to safeguard your device from malicious viruses in case they destroy or steal your data without your awareness. F‑Secure is an internet security company based in Finland aiming to protect you against modern online and offline threats, from regular viruses to ransomware or hackers trying to steal your data. Their security products have been defending tens of millions of people around the globe from digital threats for over 25 years. F-Secure secures your online banking connection and also allows you to set limits for internet usage for children. Both you and your family can surf safely with the help of it. It is a complete Internet security and virus protection for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

F-Secure offers 4 antivirus products. The two outstanding products are called F-Secure Safe and F-Secure Total, and others are F-Secure Internet Security and F-Secure Antivirus. All the 4 products use the company’s anti-malware technology, which combines a viral-signature scanner licensed from Bitdefender with F-Secure’s own behavioral-monitoring tools to detect previously unseen malware.

F-Secure Antivirus ($39.99/year, up to 3 PCs) offers basic virus protection & removal on computer and it is an entry-level product. Compared to F-Secure Antivirus, F-Secure Internet Security package ($49.99/year for 1 PC,  $69.99/year for 3 PCs) adds extensions that can harden browser security, along with parental controls and a way to check your home network for flaws. Both of the plans support only PC. So if you need to keep your Macs, smartphones and tablets safe from viruses, trojans, spyware and ransomware, then F-Secure Safe is your best choice. F-Secure Safe ($69.99/year, up to 3 devices) allows you to safely browse, shop, use online banking services. Its browsing and banking protection keeps your money safe and make your online transactions worry-free. And it is capable of monitoring your important folders and blocking ransomware from encrypting them. You can even stay safe from phishing attempts that try to capture your personal information. F-Secure Safe is packed with Family Rules which is a great feature helps parents create a healthy online environment for their children. As a parent, you want to guide your kids and ensure that they stay sheltered when they explore the digital world, especially when you’re not there to watch over them. F-Secure SAFE lets you set healthy boundaries and look out for your family’s well-being and lets them get the most out of the good stuff the online world has to offer. F-Secure Total conveniently combines two products — F-Secure Safe for internet security, and F-Secure Freedome VPN for data protection & privacy — into a single subscription costing just £109.99 per year (for 5 devices). It is an all-in-one internet security program. Adding a powerful VPN in your security suite lets you browse without boundaries and it can keep your device’s IP address invisible. Besides, F-Secure provides security for situations where your device is lost or stolen. If your device is lost, you can remotely lock or locate it, and even erase your Android device if necessary. Here is what you can get from F-Secure:

  • Antivirus – Protect your security and privacy — keep your devices safe from viruses, ransomware and spyware.
  • Browsing and banking protection – Handle your online shopping, banking and all other surfing without worries.
  • Ransomware protection – Monitor your important folders and block ransomware from encrypting them.
  • Family rules – Protect your family with one subscription and set healthy boundaries for kids’ device use.
  • Device finder – Locate your lost Android or iOS device, and lock or erase your Android device remotely.
  • Key password manager – Store your passwords securely and access them from any device.
  • Router checker – Check your router to confirm if your Internet connection is safe or not.
  • Freedome VPN – Unblock geo-restricted content & Keep safe on public Wi-Fi with an encrypted connection.


Published on September 27, 2018 Deshawn S. Denham