I purchased F-Secure internet security a few weeks ago. It has three licenses for three computers.
Now my main computer is having issues and I need to reinstall my Windows.
But.... when I uninstall F-Secure Internet Security, what happens to the license on this computer? Will I lose this license and have to use another one while reinstalling it, or is there a way to detach it from this computer and after reinstalling put the same license back, so I still have those other two available for other computers?
In my experience:
If you uninstall F-Secure IS and for some situations (required) with F-Secure Uninstallation Tool - it's just "dropped" license key from current system/machine and can be able for new installation (if it was one activate of three license keys - will be no one active of three license keys);
If you just re-install system (Windows) - it's can be situation with "stuck" about old installation, which still "active"-status (not matter - that system already was reinstalled) and keep license key. Here you can just try to use F-Secure Support services for help and refreshing/reset activation/license keys.
Or during situation, when all your three licenses "in use" (one of them about "not active" system or not matter) - new try to installation can be with "prompt" about replace "previously one" for "new one";
It's can be with mistake and here again... probably just need to use F-Secure Support services for help for "refreshing/reset".
Anyway it's mean - you can use or be with just "three" active licenses keys ; more commonly it's mean - just three "system" (not matter about device, probably) with active key.
Maybe if you F-Secure SAFE or something like Virgin Media (or other partnerships) - it's can be different.
Also probably from F-Secure team will be more helpful answer.
OK, thank you both :)
This is a box version, I mean I bought it from a computer store. To be honest I'm not exactly sure what "SAFE" is. I just first installed the trial version I downloaded, then I put this license key from the box I bought.
At the moment one other license is in use and I'm going to use the third one soon. So it leaves this one that I currently use and I'll uninstall it when reinstalling Windows.
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