An anti-virus, firewall, spam control and parental control are all part of this easy-to-use complete security solution.
Installation begins with the user being prompted with an option for a pre-install scan. After rebooting for the first time, an optional profile Wizard can be run to allot passwords, which will later be useful for parental control. The interface is not the cleanest, but there are advanced options for the user to fine-tune the suite.
Based on rules set up in the profile Wizard, the parental control filters allow access to specific sites deemed suitable for children. A time scheduler further restricts online activity during a predefined time of day.
In case of more than one network being used by your computer, your home network adapter, for example, can be set as "trusted," and free, uninterrupted access will be allowed to all programs. Even Internet traffic is scanned for malicious code.
The virus scanner itself is pretty light, and the scanning uses moderate processor power. Spam control works hand-in-hand with your mail clients to ensure you don't have spam mails clogging your inbox. Detailed reports of the virus and spyware scan are generated as HTML files.
Updating the suite is automated. 21 MB was downloaded during our initial attempt at updating the suite.
No printed documentation is provided, but an electronic manual is available once the suite is installed. An attractive Flash-based tutorial is available on the Internet to guide the user. There's even a link to an F-Secure site, with a map of the world with statistics and patterns of virus and worm spread.
The installer CD doubles up as the emergency disc, and boots up a Linux-based anti-virus scan, which can help clean out viruses in case of a serious system crash. Changes in Bios might be required to make SATA hard drives detect properly
The suite has everything one would need for securing one's PC. Rs 1,600 for up to three users is pretty good value for money considering all the features.