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How do I define the preferred update option for mobile connections?

For mobile data connections, security updates are always downloaded when you are in your home operator's network by default. However, the updates are suspended when you visit another operator's network. This is because the prices of connections may vary between operators, for example, in different countries. You might consider keeping this setting unchanged, if you want to save bandwidth and possibly, also costs, during your visit.

Note: The mobile data setting applies only to mobile broadband connections. When the computer is connected to a fixed or wireless network, the product is automatically updated.

To change the preferred update option for mobile connections:

  1. Right-click the product icon in the system tray. A pop-up menu appears.
  2. Select Open common settings. The Common settings dialog opens.
  3. From the left navigation, select Connection.
  4. Select the preferred update option for mobile connections:
    You have the following options:
    • Never - Updates are not downloaded when you use mobile broadband.
    • Only in my operator network - Updates are always downloaded in your home operator's network. When you visit another operator's network, the updates are suspended. We recommend that you select this option to keep your security product up to date at expected costs.
    • Always - Updates are always downloaded, no matter what network you use. Select this option if you want to make sure that the security of your computer is always up to date regardless of the costs.
      Note: If you want to decide separately every time you exit your home operator's network, select Ask before roaming in a new network.
  5. To confirm the changes, click OK.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure SAFE product page

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