While Facebook or Twitter may be frequent stops during your daily web browsing, you may primarily use your phone to take care of personal and professional tasks, including banking, bill pay, staying in contact with clients, making hotel reservations and more. Because using the web is such an integral part of our lives, we may forget about the threats on the internet when we do not have the proper protection for our devices. Mobile security software, such as F-Secure Mobile, allows you to go about your daily web-browsing routine in safety.

This cell phone security software offers real-time protection and provides a barrier between your precious information and viruses, spyware, malware and more.

When you lose your smartphone, a million things can race through your mind, including the hope that your information will be safe. By installing mobile security software on your phone, there’s no longer any need to panic. F-Secure Mobile enables you to lock and wipe your phone remotely. You can also set off a device scream, letting the person who took it know that your device is secure. You are able to back up the contents of your phone to an online account, which we love, but the feature is not actually included in the software download and requires an additional monthly fee, which we do not love.

F-Secure Mobile Security is effective at deterring and detecting viruses on your mobile devices. It scans for and blocks viruses, spyware and other malware, and offers a firewall to help prevent unwanted access by such programs. Surprisingly, it doesn’t offer protection against spam and it doesn’t filter your email or text messages for it, which is disappointing. Unlike many other mobile security applications on the market, F-Secure doesn’t enable you to create and implement a black list, which show all of the phone numbers you have blocked.

Once your family is out the door, it is hard to protect them from the outside world. This smartphone security software application does allow you to protect them from threats on the world wide web, however. You have the power to set parental controls on smartphones and tablets, not only for your children, but also for your teens and adults living in the home. You can select from 15 different categories, including adult, chat, dating, drugs, weapons and more. F-Secure Mobile will block any website dealing with the categories that you deem inappropriate, as well as any that may have harmful files or viruses.

The mobile security software is available for Android 1.6, 2, 3 and 4 devices, as well as select Symbian and Windows Mobile phone devices. We are disappointed that the application is not available for Windows Phone 7 or Apple products. We do appreciate, however, that the cell phone security software is available in a variety of languages for worldwide protection.

You can contact F-Secure Mobile through live chat support and 24/7 telephone assistance. You can also contact technical support via email and receive answers to common questions in the FAQs section. To chat with other F-Secure Mobile users, the company's website does have a community forum.

F-Secure Mobile Security Summary:

This mobile security application is easy to use and will work on a variety of mobile devices. We appreciate the real-time protection against malware and viruses and are happy to see the inclusion of features specific to keeping your banking passwords and accounts safe. We are pleased with the parental control features and love that you have the ability to select from 15 different categories for the software to block. We are disappointed that you have to pay an extra fee to back up your data online, though.

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F-Secure Mobile Security

F-Secure Mobile Security offers powerful parental controls.

There is no option to add phone numbers to a block-call list.

The Verdict
: 7.08/10

This cell phone security software application is missing a few features, but it offers great protection against malware and viruses.