NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dead Software Walking: Update Now! Posted by Sean @ 12:36 GMT

Some of our legacy software is approaching its end-of-life (EOL).

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F-Secure has a long history of protecting its customers, and as a result, we have some long established customer relationships. And some of our customers have been running our software for years and years. But, just like any other software vendor, we have to stop support for old legacy products at some point.

Thus, we need to remind our home and corporate customers that antivirus updates for F-Secure 8-series software will end on January 1st, 2012.

In practice, EOL means that products such as these will no longer receive antivirus updates:

  •  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 signature updates will no longer be published for these products. No new databases will be produced.

So upgrade now:

  •  Home users
  •  Business users

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

If you're running a product which you received through an Internet Service Provider, then the operator will make sure your is software is up-to-date.

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

Do you have this installed?

F-Secure Internet Security 2009, published in 2008

Update now… the end is nigh.