How many devices for TP?

martinkmartink Posts: 356 Path Finder

On how many devices can I install TP?


I was under the impression I can install it on 3 PC's and 3 Android devices.

If that is correct what might be taking my third PC?

HP and MSI are PC and the others Android phones.


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  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,999 Superuser
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    I tried search such promotion, but not find certain this "string" (I mean your quote) - but how I can to understand that maybe it was about F-Secure Internet Security Technology Preview (F-Secure ISTP)?


    Where probably indeed was available just three installations. With ability to re-use some of them later.

    Such as you able to use one license, two licenses or three licenses as one installation, two installations and three installations.  With ability re-use "licenses/available installations" from broken or "not-in-use" devices.


    BUT - when F-Secure ISTP program closed and re-placed by FS Protection (as F-Secure SAFE TP) there already available ONE subscription with FIVE installations;


    And basically there you able (?! I not find any limitation under the pages) to use all of them as you want.


    Such as - all five available installations for five mobile devices; or for five desktops; or two mobile/three desktops; or three desktops/two mobiles;


    I used different settings at all time (where was just and only Windows desktops; where was one mobile and other desktops; where was two mobile/one tablet and three desktops; and other settings);


    My most common usage: two desktops (Windows), one Windows Phone and one Android phone.


    So, my opinion about:  "That is what I am wondering 2 or 3 computers?"


    With FS Protection you able to use any "configurations" of your available five devices (and if you want more - maybe you able to get it by contact beta-tp-team); It can be three computers or four, five, one,two - as you want and which required for you.


    Does it can be valid for you? I mean - probably I normally understand your situation and ask!


    Sorry for my long reply.



  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,999 Superuser



    Probably there (by common setting) five available licenses, but most likely you able to ask TP-beta team about more additional licenses for testing  (if you have reasons for that).

    For example,  as report-ticket (at least - My FS Portal recommended "buy more" and previously there provably was suggestion contact support for "get more" with URL to beta-portal login).  :)


    What about your current screenshot/setting (with five devices - two desktops and three mobiles): I think if you will try to install it to another desktop - FS Protection triggered "re-use license" dialog and if you want - you able to install it there by re-placing one of previous installations.


    Also with Family Rules: My FS Protection able to show more "devices" (which not use "licenses") as "certain profile" (if your system have some accounts - so you set up them with "kids profile" and all of them will be "shown" as device most likely - but license will be "in use" just as "one device" as it is).


    Sorry for my reply!




  • martinkmartink Posts: 356 Path Finder

    What I was actually after was the standard license count.

    I hope it is stated somewhere and that my memory server me right (3+3).


    Is it stated?

    I usually glance through things so fast that I did not happen to see it.

  • martinkmartink Posts: 356 Path Finder

    Thank you Ukko for you posts.

    This is what I received when joining the beta program

    As a beta tester of our product, you will get a free six-month subscription for up to three computers

    That was before there was a version for mobile devices.

    Now my memory does not serve me very well.

    I thought I had seen up to three computers and upt to three mobile devices. I do not have any record of that and cannot be sure.

    That is what I am wondering 2 or 3 computers?

  • martinkmartink Posts: 356 Path Finder

    I am starting to think it is the way you say: total number of devices is fiveTP_update_2017-04-10-15-08-01.png, but type not defined.

  • nanonymenanonyme Posts: 145 Active Engager


    yes, Ukko is correct, all installed devices count towards licenses used regardless of platform. F-Secure SAFE works in the very same way. Note that activating additional child profiles on desktop machines with existing installations will not use up additional licenses in case anyone has been been reluctant to play around with those for license concerns.

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