F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

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F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

Not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, but is F-Secure for Workstations 9 compatible for Windows 8.1? We have it installed on our current installation of Windows 8 (even though the release notes don't say anything about Windows 8), but the compatibility checker says that it is not compatible for Windows 8.1? Is there a way around this problem?

 

We realize that it's an older version, but our university offered a site license...

 

Thanks!

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Re: F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

Welcome to the Forum,

 

this thread should be in the business section but a Mod will switch it to that part of the forum.

 

At the present time, only F-Secure AV for Workstation 11.00 is compatible with Windows 8.1.

 

Further, support for FSAV for Workstations 9 stops after 15th February next year; http://community.f-secure.com/t5/End-point/Important-End-of-life-for-9/td-p/29672 so it is not a long-term solution anyway.

 

I work at a University in the UK, and staff and students have access to a particular portal where you can download Security software using a Username and Password for access. Alternatively contact the IT Department who will give you the required information. I am sure that they will have a newer version of FS for WS available for you.

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Re: F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

Welcome to the Forum,

 

this thread should be in the business section but a Mod will switch it to that part of the forum.

 

At the present time, only F-Secure AV for Workstation 11.00 is compatible with Windows 8.1.

 

Further, support for FSAV for Workstations 9 stops after 15th February next year; http://community.f-secure.com/t5/End-point/Important-End-of-life-for-9/td-p/29672 so it is not a long-term solution anyway.

 

I work at a University in the UK, and staff and students have access to a particular portal where you can download Security software using a Username and Password for access. Alternatively contact the IT Department who will give you the required information. I am sure that they will have a newer version of FS for WS available for you.

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Re: F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

Hi grs101!

 

I have moved your post to the appropriate board.  Has Blackcat's reply solved your issue?  If so, please mark as the Accepted Solution.  Otherwise, please let us know any additional questions you have!

 

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Re: F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

Thank you Chrissy. And yes, Blackcat's reply was the answer I was looking for. Unfortunately, our university is moving towards a free product, which I have concerns about...

 

Thank you for all your replies, everyone!

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Re: F-Secure for Workstations 9 for Windows 8.1?

"Unfortunately, our university is moving towards a free product, which I have concerns about..."

 

Do you mind me asking which University you are at, as I am surprised that they do not offer at least one commercial AV for student use?

 

Which free product are they going to offer?