Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

Scholar

Re: Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

The build is v.9.0.2. That is what Charter gives its customers and nothing more. If I'm understanding correctly, another poster here claimed that he installed the current version of F-Secure overtop of the Charter version and did not register it but after waiting a few minutes completed the installation process. Is that correct? How can you possibly install the current version overtop an older one without using the key? And we know that the Charter key will not work with the newer F-Secure build. I'm not understanding how this was possible.

Superuser

Re: Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

No, do not try that!

 

Neither F-Secure Internet Security 2011 nor 2012 can be installed on top of the ISP-Version.

I do not know why, but F-Secure seems to have allowed some ISPs to name the product "F-Secure Internet Security" (no year!!) and that certainly brings a lot of confusion.

 

The latest ISP-Version I have seen is 9.12 build 112. But that refers to the installer, not the internal modules. Some of the modules receive updates via automatic update agent.

 

In any case I think you are as safe as with F-Secue Internet Security 2011, which is still supported.

 

Maybe you can post the content of "info" from from Icon.

 

BR

 

Matthias
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Scholar

Re: Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

MJ-perComp: Thanks for the response.

 

Here is the issue from my perspective. Charter, it would appear, have offered its customers the most inexpensive package deal they could possibly offer. Whereas they claim to care about our security, in fact they offer and older security suite but get away with it by updating its virus definitions. I find that reprehensible and want to remind them that this is NOT a "free" offering on their part (they try to make it sound as if they are giving us something) when in reality we are paying dearly for it with our monthly subscription to Charter (not cheap... trust me).

 

Currently I do not have CISS on our computers. In fact, I removed it about 18 months ago due to its drag on our systems. In the meantime, I purchased another security suite whose license will soon expire. I was curious as to whether I might get an updated F-Secure suite from Charter these 18 months later but when I contacted them, the technicians did not know what version of the suite was current and told me to contact F-Secure which I find unbelievable. In my opinion, they know what the version/build is but choose not to share that information with customers... particularlyl those customers who ask questions.

 

So... I'm left wondering what to do when the NIS expires. It would appear that Charter is not a viable option for me and I had hopes this time of escaping an $80 upgrade. We shall see.

Scholar

Re: Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

Different version and product names gives a lot of confusion. That is why it won't hurt you to read a few articles about it before purchasing the software for good. That is what my experiences taught me.

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Scholar

Re: Is F-Secure 2009 safe browsing with today?

I'm not sure I'm following you. I did my homework as far as possible. Charter refused to provide the information and that is why I came here. I've read dozens of tech reviews on security suites and invariably they all come out with different best programs (I.e. Kaspersky, Norton, F-Secure). It's really a matter of who you choose to trust.