In this age of technology where malware are more powerful and fast-paced than security software, it becomes really difficult to choose a better than the best protection for your computer. While there are many antivirus programs available out there but Avast holds true for outstanding protection by holding a 2nd top rank after BitDefender in the race of best antivirus programs. F-Secure also came out bright in an independent test conducted by AV-Test during September-October 2012 period. While BitDefender was ranked 1st in the category of paid licenses, Avast’s free edition secured the position in the free license category.
It’s a myth that commercial antivirus versions offer better security than free ones. While commercial security software editions may include additional features in addition to primary security capabilities, the free editions may offer both and lack nowhere in protecting a computer and its valuable data. Avast is one such antivirus program which offers excellent protection against viruses, spyware, spam, phishing, identity theft, and other risky programs while letting users safely browse the Internet, transact online, shop online, and do other miscellaneous things for Windows and Mac computers in the category of both free and paid licenses. F-Secure is yet another antivirus program but in the category of paid licenses which offers outstanding protection against all malicious infections, spam, phishing, hacking, and identity theft etc. for Windows and Mac computers.
Let’s have a look what makes Avast different from F-Secure, what Avast offers while F-Secure misses on and other miscellaneous things about these two security software.
Avast: Avast offers Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus 7 (paid), Avast Internet Security 7 (paid)
F-Secure: F-Secure offers F-Secure Internet Security 2013 (paid) and F-Secure Anti-Virus (paid)
Avast: Avast offers Avast Free Antivirus for Mac
F-Secure: F-Secure offers Anti-Virus for Mac (paid)
Avast: Toll-free phone support, request support, user forum, FAQs, quick links, and knowledgebase
F-Secure: phone support, community, chat, email, knowledgebase, and quick links
Avast: Avast offers antivirus, antispyware, anti-phishing, anti-spam, firewall, safe browsing, safe online banking, safe shopping, latest security updates, real-time protection, online kids safety, remote support from a geek friend, on-demand virus scans, fast and quick virus scans, doesn’t slow down PC, neat and easy-to-use user interface, data security, and other miscellaneous features. The features vary from free to paid versions.
User Reviews (Independent)
1. Independent opinions from majority of users recommend Avast as the security software doesn’t slow down their computer and works as great as it can be to protect them against all malicious infections without slowing down while scanning fast.
2. According to a user, Avast’s virus scan is very slow and it hampers the system performance.
F-Secure: F-Secure offers antivirus, anti-malware, anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-identity theft, safe browsing, safe online shopping, online kids safety, on-demand virus scans, fast & quick virus scans, auto-updates, data security, user-friendly interface, and several other features. All the features differ from version to version.
User Reviews (Independent)
1. According to a user, F-Secure can be installed for a maximum of 3-4 times on a machine but after then, a reset key has to be requested from the F-Secure support.
2. According to another user, F-Secure is a resource-hog software and thus it slows down a computer.
3. According to one of the users, Avast offers a much better price deal as compared to F-Secure with the same security features and capabilities.
If your computer isn’t protected, download whichever antivirus (Avast or F-Secure) you think can best protect your computer. Should you face any problems while downloading or using your antivirus software, call us at +1-877-907-4935and get an expert to help you.