The F-Secure Mobile Security app is a capable antivirus software app for mobile products because of its performance, usability and feature set. It performs its functions well and offers most of the tools you need to effectively protect your phones.
F-Secure does a good job protecting your phone against malware. While no security software is perfect, F-Secure scans all the files and apps you download on your phone for malware or spyware that put your personal information at risk. If it detects any threats, it alerts you immediately.
Mobile antivirus software from almost any competitor has evolved to a state where you can expect certain features such as antimalware, antiphishing and anti-theft. F-Secure offers great anti-theft features. If you have access to another mobile phone, you can send an SMS to your phone to make it sound an alarm so you can find it if you know you lost it somewhere nearby. Using other text messages, you can locate the phone on a map, lock it or wipe all content. If a thief changes the SIM card, the phone locks itself and sends you the new phone number.
Not every competitor supports call blocking and message filtering, however, F-Secure does. Not every competitor incorporates parental control features so you can control or watch your children's activity on the phone; again, F-Secure does. F-Secure's mobile phone virus protection does not support backup utilities or encryption of any kind, however.
Usability of F-Secure's mobile virus protection is one thing to consider. F-Secure does not slow down the device or drain its battery. Another aspect of usability is whether the software becomes confused into sending false warnings about perfectly safe apps. In this regard, in tests conducted by AV-Test, an independent security software testing organization, F-Secure gave no false warning as more than 1,000 legitimate apps were installed from the Google Play Store and third-party app stores.
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F-Secure's Mobile Security software offers a steady feature set that is extensive and includes antiphishing to protect your devices against malicious sites. In addition, it offers parental controls so you can limit or monitor children's activities with the phone, and anti-theft so you can minimize opportunities for thieves to steal your personal identity if they gain physical control of your mobile phone.