Just thought id pop back to update you on procedures.
I downloaded F-Secure, turned off my firewall and safely uninstalled my other AV whilst un-connected from the internet. Installed the software and tried it out.
So what have i found so far....................F-Secure is one great piece of protection software. Ive not used its firewall,im more than satisfied with Sygate, and they are compatable with each other so no problems there.
When installing the software it lists conflictions with other products and asks you to remove them if needed. It came up with just one of mine which was Ad-Aware, the reason for that is due to the Anti-Spyware that is included in the F-Secure software. In basic, it practically uses the Ad-Aware registered version as its Spyware detecting software.
When scanning the system, it scans using both the Anti-virus and Anti-spyware software at the same time,saving extra minutes off your scanning procedure. This does not slow scanning down either,they alternate with each other as it goes through your files so it doesnt miss anything.A full system scan on my laptop took a little over 30mins.
In a couple of online reviews i have read, they state that F-Secure is excellent but uses up alot of the CPU. I do admit,it has a few processes running, however, i have not seen any noticeable slow down. More so, after reading the editors reviews i read the user reviews and they all quote what ive just said. So maybe they tried it on an older system. But i can tell you if you have a PC that is 3years or younger,then you shouldnt have any problems.
Further more, one thing i found very impressive is that it searchers for updates every 5 minutes, and you dont even notice it. Plus as quietman7 pointed out, it has the rootkit detection technology included too.
All in all,i got this free so i was lucky. But if i were to buy an Anti-Virus product in the future, this would be up there with Kaspersky.
If your looking for a new AV, that you want to pay for, try going to the F-Secure site. They let you download a trial version for a short while so you can see if its what youre looking for.
In my opinion, its worth a try, even if after you decide to stay with the free AVs.
Edited by graveangel, 30 July 2006 - 10:16 AM.