F-Secure Internet Security 2020 is an everyday security suite.
The program includes a very strong antivirus engine (offering 100% effective protection in a recent AV-Test report). Real-time network monitoring does a job of preventing malware from going online, although it does seem to raise more alerts than some of the competition. Browsing protection prevents you from accessing potentially dangerous links, while simple parental controls restrict what your kids can do online. DeepGuard, F-Secure's behavioural monitoring engine, prevents you from opening dangerous apps, but also enables you to whitelist known apps.
An enhanced Banking Protection feature automatically kicks in whenever you access any web payment sites, raising your security levels and limiting what malware can do. This is also unusually drastic, blocking new network connections while you're at the payment site (if your email client tries to collect new messages, say, it won't be able to access anything). Will it be a hassle, long term? We're not sure.
Elsewhere, the Parental Controls section enables a parent or guardian to configure how the family and children can access the internet. You can set weekday and weekend time zones where internet access is allowed (to stop kids surfing all morning) or simply put a block on the limit of hours per day where the internet can be accessed to restrict to 2 hours within a 24-hour period. The Content Blocker includes a number of keywords and areas which can be avoided such as gambling, dating, adult, drugs, weapons and similar websites.
Essentially Internet Security is designed as an 'everyday' essential security suite without unnecessary modules you can potentially purchase (or have purchased) elsewhere, such as a password manager. Internet Security is a Windows-only product, so you don't receive support for other devices. You don't get a VPN, you don't get a secure keyboard, you don't get a buit-in firewall (it use the Windows Firewall), tracking protection and the other modules you'd find in, say, F-Secure Total Security.
Includes 3-Device, 1-Year licence.
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.