After upgrading MacOS to 10.15 Catalina, F-Secure SAFE / Anti-Virus shows the following status: "Computer is not protected. Allow full disk access for full protection" but the subscription is valid. What should I do?
With MacOS 10.15 Catalina, you will need to do the following to allow F-Secure SAFE to scan the computer and allow the program to work again:
Go to System Prefences (Apple logo menu from top left corner) Click Security and Privacy Click Privacy Select Full Disk Access on the left pane. Click the Lock in the bottom-left corner to make changes, and login with your Mac password (if prompted). Tick the box next to F-Secure SAFE / Anti-Virus on the list Click the Lock again to prevent further changes
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If you suspect that your device is stolen, you can remotely wipe all your personal data and apps from it.Note: This feature is available only for SAFE for Android. The "Lock/Wipe device" setting must be enabled on your device for it to work. This setting...
The F-Secure security product uses Windows Defender Firewall to protect your computer.When the firewall is turned on, it restricts access to and from your computer. Some applications may require that you allow them through the firewall...
If for example F-Secure SAFE is malfunctioning, you may be able to rectify the issue by simply reinstalling the product.
Important: Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported by Microsoft and F-Secure. Therefore, the steps below is not applicable to Windows XP or Vista computers. You can re-install F-Secure SAFE without uninstalling the old version.
Log into your My F-Secure account: https://my.f-secure.com/login
If you are unable to access the account or forgot your password, click on the Forgot Password option and type in your email address for a reset link to be sent.
Select the device name that you wish to reinstall and click Release License. A page will appear to confirm the action. Click on Release License. The license is now removed. Click + Add device. Choose My device, My child's Device or Someone else's device Select the device type (the system recognizes your device type by default) and click on Download for Windows. Once the download is completed, run the F-Secure Safe Network installer. When the installer launches, click Accept and Install
The installation will uninstall the previous version/installation an will require a restart. The process usually takes a few minutes or so, and once installed, your computer is protected. If you are not able to reinstall: If you are experiencing issues with the reinstallation, you may need to use the F-Secure Uninstallation Tool to remove the problematic installation. Follow the steps in the link below:
How do I uninstall F-Secure products using the Uninstallation Tool?
Once done, repeat steps 1-8 as indicated above.
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I have renewed my F-Secure SAFE license, but my device shows license expired.
You might have purchased a subscription for a different product: Check the product installed on your device. If the product installed on your device is F-Secure Internet Security, then the subscription that you've purchased is for a different product. In this case, you need to uninstall F-Secure Internet Security from your device, and install F-Secure SAFE. Skip to the next step if this is not the case for you.
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If the product installed is the correct product for the subscription purchased:
Make sure that you have renewed an existing subscription instead of purchasing a separate new subscription. If you suspect that you might have purchased a separate new subscription, contact F-Secure Support for further assistance. If you use the login through Facebook, please verify you have installed SAFE from this account and not from the one with "normal" login. Try restarting your device, the product may just need to be refreshed to connect to our servers.
If your F-Secure account shows the correct number of devices and restarting your device doesn't fix the issue, follow the steps below:
Log out and Log in to My F-Secure in SAFE Windows PC:
Click on your name at the top-right of SAFE window Click Log out Click Continue Click Log out SAFE will close. Double-click the F-Secure SAFE icon on your desktop to open it A login window will appear. Enter your My F-Secure email and password and click Log in A message appears, "Hi <name> You are setting up protection for yourself." Click Continue Subscription is now updated
Uninstall and reinstall F-Secure SAFE on your phone:
Uninstall F-Secure SAFE app
Go to App Store or Google Play Store
Install F-Secure SAFE
Login using the correct account
F-Secure SAFE is now activated
Uninstall and reinstall F-Secure on your Mac:
Open Finder, and click on Programs / Application
Open the F-Secure folder
Run Uninstall F-Secure SAFE
After the uninstallation, restart the Mac
Release the previous installation license from My F-Secure so that you can reuse the same license again
Install F-Secure SAFE on your Mac
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When opening F-Secure SAFE or F-Secure Internet Security, I get an error "Computer is not protected". It also tells me to restart the device.
There are a number of reasons why your F-Secure security product (F-Secure SAFE or F-Secure Internet Security) is reporting "Computer is not protected":
Computer is pending a restart after a Windows or product update The product is not able to download the latest definition from F-Secure servers The product is malfunctioning
Follow the steps below one by one, and check after each step to see if it resolved the issue:
Restart the computer.
After restarting the computer, open the F-Secure SAFE or F-Secure Internet Security and check if the issue is resolved.
Check Windows updates
If needed, run the updates
Perform a manual update on the product. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Open F-Secure SAFE or Internet Security. Click Tools. Click Check for updates.
Re-start F-secure SAFE/Internet Security
Open F-Secure SAFE or Internet Security. Click Tools Click Turn off protection features Re-start PC
Uninstall and reinstall the product. It may be malfunctioning.
F-Secure SAFE installation instruction F-Secure Internet Security installation instruction
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The error you receive is due to an outdated version of MacOS. F-Secure SAFE supports version 10.12 (Sierra) or newer. To update your operating system to the latest version:
Click the Apple icon on the top-left corner of the screen. Click About this Mac. Select Software Update.
Allow your Mac to update itself to the latest MacOS version. Once completed, restart your Mac and proceed to install F-Secure SAFE.
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I would like to upgrade my F-Secure Internet Security or Antivirus subscription to F-Secure SAFE subscription. What do I do?
It is advisable to upgrade your current F-Secure Internet Security or Antivirus subscription to SAFE as close to the expiry date as possible. As F-Secure SAFE is a different product, the remaining days of your current Internet Security subscription cannot be automatically transferred to your new F-Secure SAFE subscription. To upgrade to F-Secure SAFE, simply allow your F-Secure Internet Security subscription to expire and purchase a new F-Secure SAFE subscription by going to the:
product web page, or; selecting the F-Secure SAFE buy option in the renewal email that you have received from F-Secure
As you go through the purchase process, you are asked to create a My F-Secure account. F-Secure SAFE subscriptions are accessed and managed through the My F-Secure service. Once your purchase is complete:
Create a My F-Secure account using the same email you used to make the purchase. Once created, check your email for an activation email sent by F-Secure, and activate your account by clicking link in the email. Your account is confirmed and created.
As F-Secure SAFE is a different product, download and install the product from the My F-Secure service. Follow the instructions below to install F-Secure SAFE on your devices:
How do I install F-Secure SAFE on my PC? How do I install F-Secure SAFE on my iPhone and iPad? How do I install F-Secure SAFE on my Android device? How do I install F-Secure SAFE on my Mac?
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Firefox blocked or disabled Browsing Protection. Error message - could not be verified for use in Firefox and has been disabled
This is a bug triggered on 4th May 2019 and currently being fixed by Firefox team. This bug has disabled a lot of add-ons and F-Secure is one of them. A temporary workaround has been released: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/
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Why does the F-Secure product (SAFE / Anti-Virus) show "Security Cloud Malfunction" error notification on my Mac computer?
Issue may be related to a corrupt "hosts" file on the Mac. First just restart you Mac. If after that the issue is still there, please try resetting the hosts file on the Mac.
How to reset the Hosts file on Mac:
From the Finder, navigate to Go → Go to Folder Type this in the Go to Folder window: /private/etc/hosts From the finder window, click and drag the hosts file to the desktop. (we're doing this because we can't open the hosts file directly and edit it) Double-click the hosts file (on the desktop) and it will open in TextEdit (or any default text editor on your Mac) Erase everything in it. Copy the following piece of text and paste it into the hosts file
# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the lookback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
Save this file Open Go to Folder window Open /private/etc/hosts again Drag the hosts file on desktop back to the /etc/ folder. You will be asked about the existing hosts file Choose Replace and authenticate with the admin password when asked for it
You can also contact F-Secure customer support chat for remote assistance to reset the hosts file. Note: As we don't rely on hosts file anymore in currently available versions, a re-installation of the F-Secure product on your Mac computer should also solve the issue.
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I'm a Handelsbanken customer and while logged in to my netbank I can't open the "Sijoita ja säästä" tab when banking protection is active.
This issue has been fixed and the fix was deployed on Friday 2019-08-30. If the problem persists, make sure that your application has been updated and all the newest updates have been installed. After that empty your browser cache and try again. If the problem still persists, contact Customer Care. If you can't open the Handelsbanken "Sijoita ja säästä" tab while Banking Protection is active, try the following workarounds to solve the issue:
Check for updates
Open F-Secure SAFE. Click Tools. Click Check for updates.
Add the URL to website exceptions
Open F-Secure SAFE. On the Antivirus page, click Settings. Click Secure Browsing. Go to the Browsing Protection tab. At the bottom of the window, click the View web site exceptions link. To add an exception to a website (whitelist), go to the Allowed tab, click Add, and enter the URL when asked. Click OK.
Turn on "Do not interrupt my current Internet connections"
Open F-Secure SAFE. Click Secure Browsing. Scroll down to Banking Protection. Select Do not interrupt my current Internet connections.
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How do I release an F-Secure SAFE license so I can use it on another device?
Log in to My F-Secure. On the My F-Secure page, select a member that you want to release a license from. Underneath the member, you see a list of protected devices. Click on a device that you want to release a license from. This brings up a window with basic details about that device. Click Release license. This frees up a license that you can now use on another device.
Note: Removing a license from a device does not uninstall F-Secure SAFE from that device. To uninstall F-Secure SAFE, you have to do it manually from the device.
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