User Feedback F-Secure SAFE 18.2

F-Secure SAFE 18.2
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Very fast. Very simple.
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
The UI is streamlined and well-organized. But no advanced settings (heuristic sensitivity) are available and some pro users may be disappointed at this. Adding the capability to submit samples within the product would be nice.
- One star deducted for the lack of advanced settings.
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Not quite configurable, and pro users may be disappointed at this.
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
One of the lightest AVs I've ever tested.
4.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Generally good. Like many AVs using Avira engine, F-Secure is not so good at detecting script malware. Unable to remove and repair threats within archive (zip, rar....). See below for comments on DeepGuard and F-Secure Security Cloud.

Banking protection is very cool.

Internet Surf protection is so-so. The plug-in failed to block many phising sites, not as good as McAfee.

No bulit-in firewall.
Real-time file system protection
4.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
3.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
4.00 star(s)
  1. No setup required
  2. Low impact on system resources
  3. Lightning fast scans
  4. Easy to use
  5. Simple and non-intrusive
  6. Ransomware protection
  7. Blocks even brand new malware
  8. Virus signatures are updated very often
  9. Well designed, clear interface
  10. Multiple layers of protection
  1. Advanced users may want more control
  2. Short on configuration options
  3. Limited web protection
  4. Not as many features as some competitors
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer specs
ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)
Recommended for
  1. Inexperienced users
  2. Banking or other financial activity
  3. Gamers
  4. Low specs device
Overall Rating
4.00 star(s)
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Level 5
Dec 7, 2021
Settled into using F-Secure now since I left Kaspersky with new version I dislike - I still & always will rely on multiple images backed up to external drives with music photographs/video & data - Maybe in some ways F-Secure isn't quite up to the protection of Kaspersky etc but it's very light & causes no problems - Not a problem with backups.