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F-Secure

April 08, 2010 10:04 ET

F-Secure Awarded Advanced+ Score in AV-Comparatives Detection Test

Independent Test Shows That F-Secure's Antivirus Provides a High Level of Protection Without Disturbing Users With False Alarms

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) - F-Secure today announced that its antivirus has been given the highest Advanced+ score in the "On Demand Detection of Malicious Software" test conducted by the independent testing organization, AV-Comparatives, in February 2010. This is the sixth consecutive Advanced+ award for F-Secure Anti-Virus since August 2009 in AV-Comparatives' tests on the world's leading antivirus products.

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian non-profit organization providing independent antivirus software tests free to the public. Its latest comparative test measured how accurately the antivirus products detect malware and if they falsely detect viruses from clean files. In addition to effective malware detection, the AV-Comparatives' test proved that F-Secure's antivirus is extremely good at avoiding false positives. False alarms can sometimes cause as much trouble as a real infection, according to AV-Comparatives.

Andreas Clementi, Chairman of AV-Comparatives, said, "In order to better evaluate the quality of the detection capabilities of the antivirus products, we also provide a false alarm test. F-Secure's antivirus product scored extremely well with few false positives. It is important that an antivirus product makes the right decisions about possible malware because users don't have the skills and don't want to be bothered by the antivirus to make complex decisions about security issues."

Mika Ståhlberg, VP, F-Secure Labs, said, "F-Secure's sixth Advanced+ score in the AV-Comparatives tests is very satisfying. It shows that all the effort we are putting into researching and developing our antivirus technology and improving our response processes is directly benefiting the end customer. By combining powerful malware detection with a minimal level of false positives, we make sure that our security solutions do not disturb the user and demand action unnecessarily."

The full details of AV-Comparatives tests can be viewed at http://www.av-comparatives.org/.

F-Secure Internet Security 2010 is available at http://www.f-secure.com/en_US/products/home-office/internet-security/

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