Update failed - manual database update failed too


Hi all,

I'm at a loss, what to do, since there is no e-mail support, I have to ask here.


My F-secure SAFE failed to update ultralight updater, and since then no update has succeeded. I tried to update manually from F-secure tools, but no success, the download stalled at 92%.

I also tried to download a manual database updater, but the file decompressing stalled everytime.


So, any clue, how I could update those antivirus databases? I have win10, with defender turned OFF, so that's not the issue.


Thanks, MJ


  • Ukko
    Ukko Posts: 3,640 Superuser



    Sorry for my reply. I'm also only F-Secure user (their home solutions);


    F-Secure Support Channels for Home Users (on current time) indeed only by phone/chat:



    I able to think that when chat is available -> it can be an option to try contact them. Because they able to provide certified help and investigation;

    My own unofficial suggestions:


    --> That maybe you able try to restart system and then check situation some minutes (hours);

    "Ultralight Updater Update" probably about main core changes (basically as string says 'Updater'-core); So -> not likely that only as "antivirus databases";


    --> Probably required proper investigation (by creating fsdiag and transfer it to Support), but as potential try -> does reinstallation (uninstall and then install F-Secure SAFE) can be an option?


    --> Maybe you able open the "Common settings" (by rightclick F-Secure tray-picture -> "Open common settings" under menu); And check the "View log file" about any strings with "Ultralight Updater"-state (does there any words or re-tries to install it);


    but maybe something wrong with system-design (?! does there was any changes recently?); And about "92%"-stuck -> does your local drive with enough space (?!);



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