F-Secure unveils Internet Security 2010
The company estimates that Internet Security 2010 runs 60 per cent faster, and uses 70 per cent less memory, than the previous version.
Other features include a new user interface, the ability to automatically diagnose and remove possible threats, and a new Exploit Shield to help prevent attacks targeting application vulnerabilities.
"F-Secure has responded with an improved overall experience including major performance gains and a great new user interface," the firm said.
"At the same time we provide even better security with innovative features like Browsing Protection. The result is a security product that sets new standards in the safe use of computers and the internet."
Reducing the installation and memory requirements of security software has become a trend within the industry. Vendors such as Trend Micro have cited customer feedback and the emergence of web services as helping to keep footprints down.