SAFE renew with code, there is no option for that?


I purchased F-Secure SAFE box from local shop to renew my SAFE subscription.

I tried to follow instruction on F-Secure help-pages:


Got stuck on part 3

"In the Orders and Payments page, click on the Renew now button next to the description ‘Renew your current subscription with a code’."

There is no option "Renew your current subscription with a code"!


There is only 2 days left on my current subscription.

I have used F-Secure products many times and never has renewal been so difficult.

Must give BIG thumbs down for F-Secure.


When my SAFE informed me about 28 days earlier that my subcription is ending soon, immedeately i logged on to my SAFE account and made renewal request.

Then.... silence.... waited 3 weeks until got confirmation email and bill to pay.

By then i had already bought box version of SAFE from local store and was ripping my hair out trying to figure where to enter that **bleep** code!


Now i have canceled that bill that came by email and still haven't figured where to put that code that i have.


  • Simon
    Simon Posts: 2,667 Superuser

    It says in that link:

    "Note: If, however, you have purchased your current SAFE subscription directly from our online store, you cannot renew or extend your subscription by using a code."

    So, I guess that's the problem, but I'm not sure how you get around it. It does say at the bottom of that article something about cancelling the auto-renewal in order to renew with a code. Is that what you've already done?

  • Gugi
    Gugi Posts: 4 Explorer

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Must have been blinded by frustration so that i didn't notice that text.

    I have never used auto-renewal option and it's been on manual from the beginning.


    So i have been f**ked up by F-Secure.

    Day by day F-Secure i starting to look alike all those companies that it mocks about being hard to use and not caring for it's customers.


    I hope they will answer to my support request that i sended earlier this week.


    I guess that the only option is to cancel and delete my current account and then create a new one.

    Hopefully i can then create new account using the same email address.

    Then it's time to take a roadtrip to my parents and relatives to reinstall and reactivate their copy of SAFE because i have used my spare devices (5 devices licence) on their computers.

  • Simon
    Simon Posts: 2,667 Superuser
    I think they will need to change the email address on the existing account for you to use it again with a new one, but IIRC, they have done that for other users, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Hopefully someone from FS will reply here in the morning to confirm whether that is possible.
  • Gugi
    Gugi Posts: 4 Explorer

    As interesting sidenote.

    I returned to that help page to read the renewal instructions again.

    Then i switched languages from bottom of the page.


    The english version is the only one that mentions tha you cannot renew licence with code if you purchaced from F-Secure online store.

    In Finnish, German, Swedish and Norwegian there is not a word about that. (if i translated them correctly)


    I live in Finland and usually use finnish instructions, and sometimes english.

  • Simon
    Simon Posts: 2,667 Superuser

    What it actually says at the bottom of the one I'm seeing (English), is:


    Note: We do not currently support the combined use of auto-renewal subscription and codes. If you want to switch off the auto-renewal feature, do as follows:

    1. Go to Orders and Payments in your My SAFE portal.
    2. Click Cancel your subscription.
    3. After this, you can use your code to renew or extend your F-Secure SAFE subscription.

    So, if you've not already done so, maybe you need co cancel your current subscription, which will then enable you to renew with a code?

  • Chameni
    Chameni Posts: 234 F-Secure Employee
    Hi Gugi,

    Sorry to hear about your issue. Since you had opened a ticket with us, please send me a Private Message for the Ticket number in order for me to check further on this case.


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