F-Secure Mobile Security for Android review, manual and guides

by Linas Kiguolis - -
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F-Secure Mobile Security[1] is developed and distributed by F-Secure Corporation. The company is based in Finland and has over 25 offices across the globe. F-Secure successfully operates the security industry since it was established in 1988 and today employs more than 1,000 employees. F-Secure focuses on providing award-winning security products such as antivirus, password management, endpoint security, and other security software for individual customers and businesses.

F-Secure Mobile Security for Android Review

F-Secure provides a range of applications and tools for Android devices, including F-Secure Safe, F-Secure AV-Test, F-Secure Key Password Manager, F-Secure Sense, F-Secure Freedome VPN, and F-Secure Mobile Security.

F-Secure Mobile Security is compatible with Android smartphones and tablets that run Android 5.0 and later. The program was installed 500,000 times and has a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 at the official Google Play app store.[2]

F Secure Mobile Security is a part of F-Secure SAFE that keeps you safe on any device including, licenses for Windows PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. F-Secure SAFE starts at $59.99 for one year and can protect up to three devices.

F-Secure Mobile Security Android Features

Test Results

Antivirus Protection

F-Secure Mobile Security focuses on antivirus protection and aims to keep your device malware-free. It has almost perfect malware detection rates. According to the independent German-based AV-TEST,[3] F-Secure Mobile Security detected 99.5% of the latest Android malware in real-time and 100% of the latest Android malware discovered in last 4 weeks. The application also delivered three false warnings during installation and usage of legitimate applications from Google Play store.

F-Secure Mobile Security also includes Safe Browsing feature that protects users against malicious websites and phishing attempts. Browsing Protection extension is compatible with Google Chrome, Android browser, and Dolphin.

Features

F-Secure Mobile Security for Android has a range of security and privacy features including Application Privacy that displays which applications risk user privacy; Banking Protection feature which gives users additional protection while banking and shopping online; Anti-Theft features that protect your security and privacy if your device gets missing. The application also includes Security Code Reset, App Scanning and Application Privacy, Online Identity Protection. The application allows users to block unwanted calls and protects your children from unsuitable web content and applications. However, the application does not include some features other similar programs include, such as Message Filter, Backups, and Encryption.

F-Secure Family Protection

System-performance impact and scanning performance

F-Secure Mobile Security for Android was tested by the independent testing lab AV-TEST and also our research team. According to the results, the applications do not have a negative impact on the battery life. It also does not slow down the device while working in the background and has a minimum impact during the scans. The full system scan was completed in an average of less than a minute. It is worth to mention that the application does not generate too much traffic.

Support

F-Secure offers users an advanced support page that includes Live Chat Support and Phone Support if you wish to F-Secure expert. In addition, if you want to look for answers by yourself you can visit How-To and FAQs section, and help forums.

User interface

The user interface is simple and clear. The main window allows users to access the main features and see the health status of your device. The interface is easy to use even for the beginners.

F-Secure Privacy

The final verdict

F-Secure Mobile Security is a great application that provides reliable antivirus protection and great security and privacy feature list. It could be a part of your entire security ecosystem, as F-Secure provides affordable and reliable protection for your all devices. In addition, the Internet Security suite does not have a notable impact on the system. 

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Excellent
Security and Privacy features A decent set of features that are capable of protecting the entire family
Scanning performance Average scans with a minimum system-performance hit
Customer support Informative website support and live customer support
User interface Simple and easy to use

 

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Linas Kiguolis
Linas Kiguolis - Senior IT developer

Linas Kiguolis is a senior IT developer and news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. He has a major in Applied Computer Science because IT has been his passion for a very long time even before he went to college.

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