NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Are you running an old product? Get a free upgrade! Posted by Mikko @ 12:35 GMT

F-Secure Internet Security 2009, published in 2008

F-Secure has a long history in protecting it's customers. As a result, we have customers who have used our products for years and years.

And just like any other software vendor, we have to stop support for old legacy products at some stage.

Thus, we would like to remind our home users and corporate customers that antivirus updates for the F-Secure 8-series products will end on the 1st of January, 2012.

In practice, this means that products such as these will not get new antivirus updates anymore:

  •  F-Secure Internet Security 2009
  •  F-Secure Anti-Virus 2009
  •  F-Secure Client Security 8-series
  •  F-Secure Linux Security 7-series

There are other affected products as well. For a full list of affected consumer products, see here, and for a full list of affected corporate products, see here.

To reiterate: this doesn't just mean that these products are no longer supported (some of them have actually been out of support for quite a while). This means that the actual antivirus update signatures will no longer be shipped for these products.

So upgrade now:

  •  Home users
  •  Business users

There's no reason not to upgrade. The upgrade is free and will continue to work as long as you have a valid license/subscription.

If you are running a product you got through an Operator, the Operator will make sure you're running an up-to-date version.

Here's a link to a discussion thread on the topic in our community site.