Help Me Decide Avast Premier vs. F-Secure Safe

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Avast Premier vs. F-Secure Safe

  • Avast Premier

    Votes: 28 51.9%
  • F-Secure Safe

    Votes: 26 48.1%

  • Total voters
    54
Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#21
Total of three detection:

Adware.GenericKD.6245630
  • Multiple files: Quarantined
Adware.GenericKD.6245630
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\c20da09cd3c3a0706a046b433c418abc.sys: Could not quarantine
Trojan.GenericKD.6263557
  • C:\Program Files\a5f91c5a56d52ed6fa28804fcf6dbb48\bbfc19c452c2791552949a52ac847bf0.exe: Cleaned up
Restart required to finish cleaning harmful items
 
Aug 4, 2016
64
231
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#25
I tried F-Secure a few weeks ago but on installation it insisted, with no option I remove all other security programs & one was Zemana, I didn't get any further than that as I do believe in layered security (rightly or wrong) which was a pity as I liked it a few years ago.
 
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amico81

Level 10
Jan 10, 2017
464
2,063
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#26
i would recommend zemana antimalware if you don't wanna use a second protection layer like voodoo shield or comodo firewall.
Zemana Antimalware is easy to use...the big advantage.
I use zemana from time to time with with pandora cloud and realtime protection. But not sure if these options are included in the free version....i have a lifetime license.
In our malwarehub is a good combo....zemana antimalware with kaspersky free....the results are very impressive (y)
 
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Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#27
pup detection was enabled @ avast? my advice for you is this ->

AdwCleaner

you can do every weeks a quick scan with this little nice program from malwarebytes.
Yeah, PUP detection was enabled. Actually I downloaded a crack from Torrent to activate something but it wasn't a good one for it was bundled with trojans, adware, and a rootkit. I disabled AVAST totally to activate something, and thankfully, it blocked the rootkit. Trojans and adwares were installed. After some scans and cleaning, Avast could no longer detect something. I'm sure no exclusions were set for these. I really thought Avast did the cleaning perfectly. But, to my surprise, F-Secure detected three... coming from those that were detected also by Avast..
 
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Jun 23, 2017
144
408
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
F-Secure
#28
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DeepWeb

Level 12
Jul 1, 2017
567
1,798
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#29
Wow! F-secure would like to uninstall my Shadow Defender! But, can I later reinstall Shadow Defender after installing F-Secure? Will that cause no issues?
Yes. F-Secure is just being petty. It works with everything.
 
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Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#30
Been using F-SECURE for one day. Very fast loading on boot startup, fast and responsive GUI. No boot scan, universal protection for browsers yet still offers additional extensions, average speed for scans, very good detections, very little options to tweak.

However, during signature updates significant drag on the system, unlike Avast with its streaming updates you won't feel anything. I'll keep on using it for the month.
 
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Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#31
I have a question... Can't find a support ticket to F-Secure support page :(

This website and a website from sourceforge do not show correctly, even if I put them in Allowed sites. They are not blocked, but the content is shown as trash. Here's the site: Home
 
Jun 23, 2017
144
408
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
F-Secure
#32
I have a question... Can't find a support ticket to F-Secure support page :(

This website and a website from sourceforge do not show correctly, even if I put them in Allowed sites. They are not blocked, but the content is shown as trash. Here's the site: Home
They only have phone support and chat support for home products, click the blue "Do you have a question?"-button in the bottom-right corner for chat support. Contact F-Secure support | F-Secure
 
Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#34
F-secure is best option. it cannot heavy on 2GB RAM laptop.
Yes, agree. I am really surprised by how much F-Secure has been so light now. Two years ago, it was heavy and slow on my old netbook.
 

Anupam

Level 21
Jul 7, 2014
1,009
2,231
Operating System
Windows 7
#35
This is what happen when you have too much options.

They both are great. Use any one of them and you are good.

But I will never recommended you to install something by turning on the antivirus and then blame the antivirus for it.
 
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Jan 31, 2014
837
817
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#36
Thanks everyone! I am now using Emsisoft that is better than both Avast and F-Secure, protection wise.

I miss the Parental Controls though in F-SECURE
 
Jul 28, 2016
678
5,258
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#37
Wow! F-secure would like to uninstall my Shadow Defender! But, can I later reinstall Shadow Defender after installing F-Secure? Will that cause no issues?
Fsecure installer always " issues " and " conflict " with other security products like zemana , spywareblaster and others , while are supposed and enginered to work alongside other av / security products. I have mentioned this on the official fsecure suport forum. This is the main reason that I have ditched fsecure , which i get free from isp in favor of a paid bullguard is license. Fsecure is heavier on my system and more unpredictable on my machine atleast, but then again avast premier feels more heavy than avast is.
 
Jul 28, 2013
168
678
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#38
Just install F-Secure first. Then after it's installed then install Zemana and whatever other security program you want. Worked for me.
 
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RoboMan

Level 19
Content Creator
AV-Tester
Jun 24, 2016
921
9,325
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
ESET
#39
You've got a point on Avast's GUI problem. On high ends machine took place as well in my case. Still, it's a great product worth the use.

To start with, i would recommend taking a complete read on this thread: How to choose "the best antivirus"?

Then, you'd understand it pretty much depends on your habits how safe you are and not on the software you use. Nevertheless, i'd give my point to Avast, since F-Secure's false positive issue is a dangerous fact.
 
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