Renew license: confictual information and failure

My F-Secure SAFE Action centre opens up on my win-10 PCs many times a day asking me to renew my subscriptions. In the middle of the Action centre window is also a button "Renew now..."

When I press the "Renew now..." my browser takes me to the My F-Secure portal ( and asks me to login.

When I login, I am greeted by a Stay protected (in Finnish) frame with the button "Uusi nyt" (Renew now). I press that button in order to renew.

After I have pressed the button, the screen tells me that "Your subscription renewal was successful" (in English, big letters at the top of my screen). In next text block there is another message saying that "You have already renewed your subscription for another billing cycle. Your subscription will expire on 1/26/2016 //Note: that is in a couple of weeks//. Prior to this date, you will receive an email reminding you of the upcoming need to manually renew your subscription for another billing cycle."

Since nothing has happened other than a series of useless messages, I am back to zero: my computer keeps throwing me the Action centre many times a day reminding me to renew my license.

I have not received any other message, such as an email, and I do not want to update my license in the last moment.

-- 1. -- What is the purpose of my account on the My F-Secure portal if I cannot renew my license there ahead of the last day of validity?

-- 2. -- What is the purpose of forcing the user to click around from the action centre to the portal if this is not the way the renewal can take place?

-- 3. -- Why tell all this rubbish to the user in stead of telling - on the Action centre - that this license cannot be renewed... Or how it should be renewed?

-- 4. -- I get no proper answer to my questions on the helpdesk, it looks like I am talking to a robot.

-- 5. -- I am managing several licenses, why on earth do you think I will renew my F-Secure licenses if the over-all service is so totally misleading or lacking?


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi Mariol,


    Sorry to hear about your inconvenience with the SAFE renewal. I have already highlighted about your post to our Support. Have you been able to receive replies regarding your queries which can help you with the Renewal process?


    If you are still having any trouble, please feel free to highlight it to me. I will make sure to escalate the issue to the right people.

  • Mariol
    Mariol Posts: 3 New Member

    Thank you Laksh for the reply.


    My problems just continue:

    • portal sais I am in "Manual" payment mode (what does it mean? what other modes exist? should it be changed into "continuous"? how?)
    • I check the payment method, the card data is correct.
    • I press the "Update your subscription" to "process the payment for your subscription"
    • I get a confirmation stating "You have successfully updated your payment details for your subscription. You will receive an email with further information about your payment at the appropriate time". (what further information? didn't I just press a button saying "update"?)
    • After a few seconds the screen changes and I get a 404 page not found error: Cleverbridge sends me to a non existing page
    • Going manually back to, I select Orders and Payments. However, while I can upgrade to more licenses, that page does not allow me renew.
    • To be quite precise, I have received no text confirming my renewal. I'm still in MANUAL payment mode.

    On my workstations, the Action center continues to glare at me, and I am still not sure F-Secure has registered my intention to renew my licenses.


    EDIT: Removed some license renewal links

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