Important: End-of-life for 9-series products is coming in H1/2014
We would like to remind you that the end of life for F-Secure 9-series products is approaching and we will cease official support for the following products:
- F-Secure Client Security 9.x – after 6 February 2014
- F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations 9.x – after 15 February 2014
- F-Secure Server Security 9.x – after 24 April 2014
- F-Secure E-mail and Server Security 9.x – after 24 April 2014
- F-Secure Anti-Virus for Windows Servers 9.00 – after 24 April 2014
- F-Secure Anti-Virus for Citrix Servers 9.00 – after 24 April 2014
- F-Secure Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange 9.x – after 24 April 2014
After the end-of-life period we cannot guarantee the functionality and up-to-date protection. If you are using any of the above mentioned products, we recommend you to start planning and make upgrades to the latest releases.
The latest product releases are always available at our public download site:
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> After the end-of-life period we cannot guarantee the functionality and up-to-date protection.
In fact you already cannot guarantee the up-to-date protection with F-Secure 9.x products, because those only have DeepGuard-3 tech, which is inefficient against modern-day newly emerging and ransomware/scareware/rogueware threats!
To be protected in the first 4-14 hours, while a new threat emerges and there is no traditional AV database update release yet, people need to run an F-Secure 10/11 series product with the more modern DeepGuard 4/5 tech inside.
Because of the above, I think F-Secure Corp. should be bold and officially discontinue the FSAV 9.x products sooner and put pressure on customers to take FSAV10/11 binaries into use!
Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.
In view of recent news from F-Secure regarding the problems around customers NOT being able to update to v10 & v11 from v9 products, due to corrupted installs, I think it's important that signatures are available for v9 until a hotfix is found.
It's not acceptable that customers are expected to upgrade to what is essentially "broken software"!
The details of the problems can be found in the following forum post for those who aren't aware of what this issue is all about: http://community.f-secure.com/t5/End-point/Client-Security-Upgrade-from-v9/td-p/42541