SOURCE: F-Secure

F-Secure,Internet Security,Anti-Virus, Antispyware,Firewall, Parental Controls

November 24, 2009 12:49 ET

F-Secure Gives You Peace of Mind in Minutes

F-Secure Health Check Examines If Your Computer Is Secure and Up-to-Date for Internet Use, and Explains What to Do If It Isn't

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - It's always a good idea to check the security of your computer to ensure a safe online experience. F-Secure Health Check is a free online tool that helps to pinpoint security problems and gives clear advice on how to fix them. With Health Check, it only takes a moment to get peace of mind for surfing the Internet.

Mika Ståhlberg, VP, F-Secure Labs, said, "F-Secure Health Check determines the status of security solutions running on the computer. More than one million people have already used the free tool and our data shows that a third of its users either haven't installed antivirus, firewall or antispyware software, or their security software is outdated or turned off. Out-of-date or nonexistent security software leave users wide open to malicious software and exploits."

In addition to making sure that your firewall, antivirus, and antispyware are working properly and are up to date, F-Secure Health Check also checks whether the Windows operating system, third party software and Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers are up-to-date.

With more people visiting a diverse range of web sites and using their computers to watch films or listen to music, it is the heavily used web browsers, media players and plugins that are often the most vulnerable to attack. The new version of Health Check makes a thorough check of the software that is most critical to your computer's security.

As a new feature, Health Check also verifies whether all your irreplaceable files, such as photos, music and other documents, are being safely backed up by an automatic backup solution.

Running online Health Check is quick and easy. It's free and does not require any installation on your computer. To give your computer a Health Check, please go to

Health Check 2.0 includes the following new features:

--  Windows 7 support
--  Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 support
--  Automatic backup solution detection
--  Simplified user experience with 3 steps and a solutions page
--  Optimized for netbooks
--  New Java based launch point technology (no more ActiveX)

After running Health Check, you can also download a free trial version of F-Secure Internet Security 2010 ( to protect the irreplaceable content on your PC.

Additional information

If you have a web site or a blog and think the Health Check could be useful for your visitors, F-Secure has a simple widget that makes it available on your web page:

F-Secure - Protecting the irreplaceable

While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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