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Remove threats

 

Removal Tools

Use these free utility programs to scan and remove malicious programs; evaluate your computer's security profile; access an infected, non-starting computer and manually download antivirus program updates.

 

Databases

 

Tools and instructions for manually downloading definition database for F-Secure products for both Windows and Linux.

Note: for more information on the latest database updates, check our DBTracker.

 

 

 

 

Manual Update Using "Check Now": Windows

Applies to:

  • F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security
  • F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations
  • F-Secure Protection Service for Business (PSB) Workstation Security
  • F-Secure Anti-Virus 20xx
  • F-Secure Internet Security 20xx

How?

Open the Anti-Virus user interface by double clicking the "F" icon on Windows task bar. Start the database update process by clicking on the "Check Now" link on the Home pane.

 

 

Manual Update Using fsdbupdate: Windows

Applies to:

  • F-Secure Anti-Virus products for Windows (version 9 and 10)
  • PSB Workstation Security
  • F-Secure Policy Manager (version 10)

How?

Download and execute the fsdbupdate utility fsdbupdate9.exe from our download server. The fsdbupdate utility contains all databases (Antivirus, Spyware, Spam, Parental, etc).

 

 

Linux

Applies to:

  • F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux (version 4)
  • F-Secure Policy Manager (version 9 and 10)
  • Rescue CD

How?

Download and run the fsdbupdate9.run utility from our download server.

  

 

Rescue CD

Applies to:

How?

Download and run the fsdbupdate9-packed.run utility from our download server.

  

 

Spam Definition Databases

You can also update Spam Definition Databases for F-Secure Email and Server Security and F-Secure Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange with F-Secure Spam Control.

How?

Download Spam Definition Databases, then manually update the spam database using the following instructions:
 

Instructions for manually updating the spam database

  • Stop the F-Secure Content Scanner Server by either:
    • Clicking the "Stop" button on the product's Web Console's Content Scanner Server / Summary page, OR
    • Stopping the F-Secure Content Scanner Server Daemon service through Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services applet.
  • Unzip the downloaded file to the %Program Files%\F-Secure\Spam Control\ directory.
    • If the product is installed in a non-default directory, unzip the file there instead.
    • When unzipping the file, check that the setting "Use Folder Names" (or equivalent) is selected is selected.
    • When prompted to overwrite existing files, select "Yes".
  • Start the F-Secure Content Scanner Server by either:
    • Clicking the "Start" button on the product's Web Console's Content Scanner Server / Summary page, OR
    • Starting the F-Secure Content Scanner Server Daemon service through Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services applet.

 

 

 

ANTI-VIRUS for Mac

 Keep your Mac protected against the latest threats with F-Secure Anti-Virus for Mac.

Try it now for 30 days for free.

 

Legacy Tools

For certain cases, a legacy removal tool may be necessary. Legacy tools are stored on our FTP server.

Note: these tools are no longer supported or maintained; they are provided 'as is'.

 

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