Android 4.x support for F-Secure SAFE, as well as
support for earlier Android 4.x operating system versions has come to an end in
February, 2018. The decision to discontinue Android 4.x support follows
Google's own decision to discontinue its support for the last Android version
in the 4.x series, Android 4.4 (KitKat), which it no longer provides security
What does end of
End of support means that if
our security product is installed on an Android 4.x operating system, we cannot
guarantee the protection on that device. As Android 4.x support for F-Secure
SAFE has ended, this means that -- if your Android device is running an Android
4.x version -- your device will no longer receive the necessary security
updates and may be more open to security vulnerabilities as a result.
What should I
To stay safe, we highly
recommend that you upgrade your Android operating system to an Android version
that receives security updates. The most recent operating system version always
provides the best protection technologies and is fully maintained by the
vendor, receiving timely security updates and improvements.
What happens to my
software after end of support?
If you have a valid license
for our security product and you upgrade your device operating system, your
existing license is still valid for the supported platforms.
Note: To check the system
requirements for our home security product, please take a look at these