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A Comparison of Avast vs F-Secure by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of Avast vs F-Secure by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of October 24, 2014).


Avast!F-Secure
Versions:

Avast! 2014 Free - There is a limited free version of Avast available for download at the Avast website. It has basic antivirus and spyware detection functionality.

Avast! Pro Antivirus 2014 - Pro Antivirus adds functionality like the SafeZone which is an enhanced security environment for shopping and banking. The key feature is the sandbox which you get in the Pro version.

Avast! Internet Security 2014 - The Internet Security version includes the sandbox like the Pro version but it also includes a sophisticated firewall, a spam filter and advanced phishing prevention methods.

Avast! Endpoint Protection - Avast Endpoint Protection is a separate business product with more than five PCs. With Avast! Endpoint Protection you will find antivirus for systems such as file servers, email servers, and sharepoint servers.
Versions:

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2013 - F-Secure Antivirus 2014 is the entry level product. Antivirus 2014 does not have a lot of features. It runs antivirus scans and it keeps itself updated. There are not a lot of bells and whistles for this product - but it runs fast.

F-Secure Internet Security 2014 - F-Secure Internet Security has the same functionality of Antivirus 2014 with additional features such as spam blocking, a firewall, and parental controls.
Strengths:

The Avast! 2014 sandbox is the real deal. With a single click of the mouse you can completely isolate the browser from the rest of the system. That means even if you download a virus in the sandbox your system stays clean.
FileRep lets you know whether a file is safe before you open it. The safety is determined by how many people already downloaded the file and how new the file is.
It runs extremely fast and does not slow down your machine. In fact Avast! ranks 2nd out of 21 different antivirus suites in an independent speed test study at AV Comparatives.
Strengths:

F-Secure has many versions including a Mac Version as well as tablet / mobile device compatibility.
F-Secure is extremely fast. It is ranked #3 out of 20 in the latest AV Comparatives performance test.
F-Secure is also pretty accurate. It scored #12 out of 21 in the AV Comparatives false alarm test for accuracy.
Virtual Sandbox:

Yes. Avast! Pro Antivirus has a lot of sandbox options. It has a virtual sandbox for opening suspicious files. It also has a AutoSandbox for files Avast! detects as suspicious.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. F-Secure does not provide a sandbox environment for internet browsing.
PC Optimization:

No. We don't see anything in Avast! Pro Antivirus that is built to optimize PC performance specifically.
PC Optimization:

No. We can't find any specific PC Optimizing options with F-Secure. Just virus detection / recognition.
Backups / Online Storage:

No. We don't see any kind of backup functionality.
Backups / Online Storage:

Not included. They do provide a backup service if you wish to enroll and pay a monthly fee.
Parental Control:

No. Avast! is not the software you need if you are looking for parental controls.
Parental Control:

Yes. F-Secure Internet Security 2014 includes protection for children when they are online.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Avast! Pro Antivirus has an Instant Message Shield.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. We can't find any specific chat / IM monitoring with F-Secure.
Customer Support:

You can contact Avast! via phone or online form if you have an issue.
Customer Support:

Their support is very good. They have an online community forum, support by phone, online chat, and online form.
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