F-Secure Safe review: A solid antivirus suite that gets out of your way—mostly

    F-Safe Secure is an attention-grabbing safety program. Within the quick time that I’ve been utilizing it, I get the distinct feeling that its goal is to do its job and get out of your method. Since I’ve set it up, I can’t recall one pop-up alert telling me a couple of safety scan, a USB drive linked to my system—nothing.

    A window did seem every single day reminding me that my trial would expire in “X” variety of days, however that’s not one thing you’d see every single day as a paying buyer.

    This reluctance on F-Safe’s half to barge in with notifications is a part of an total extra subdued strategy to safety, it appears to me. Once you first open F-Safe Secure it isn’t overflowing with options, or choices.

    Observe: This evaluate is a part of our best antivirus roundup. Go there for particulars about competing merchandise and the way we examined them.


    F-Safe’s main interface.

    The first dashboard window will get a bit of cutesy by borrowing your PC wallpaper to point out a bit of icon of a PC with a inexperienced verify mark on it. It additionally has a fast at-a-glance standing for every of F-Safe’s foremost parts: virus safety, searching safety, and up-to-date security measures. This view additionally has a button to provoke a virus scan and the Settings possibility. 

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    F-Safe Secure’s on-line parts.

    F-Safe makes use of a left rail to navigate the remainder of the appliance. There’s a Household Guidelines part the place you may see any closing dates, bedtimes, or content material filtering you’ve arrange. All of those options are arrange through F-Safe’s net interface as an alternative of contained in the app itself.

    F-Safe does this since Household Guidelines apply to not solely the present PC, but additionally any Android and iOS gadgets the place F-Safe is put in. Nonetheless, it might be simpler for customers if this characteristic was on the desktop program itself after which synced to the cloud behind the scenes.

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    F-Safe Secure’s Instruments part.

    The following part is Instruments, which is the place you’ll discover choices to run extra detailed or particular scans, view quarantined information, specify information (similar to delicate docs) that ought to by no means be scanned, a historical past log, and the power to submit potential samples of malware on to F-Safe.

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