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Important notification about F-Secure hotfix fsav840-02

Important F-Secure Announcement

F-Secure released the hotfix fsav840-02 on 15th of October for F-Secure Client Security 8.00 – 8.01, Anti-Virus for Workstations 8.00 and Anti-Virus for File Servers 8.00 – 8.01. We have after that discovered that this hotfix will cause the product to be put in network quarantine mode in systems this feature is enabled. Practically, it means that clients has connections only to Policy Manager and update servers. We instruct all users who have downloaded this hotfix to delete the file and refrain from installing it on any computers. Network connectivity can be restored for computers with this hotfix installed by following the instructions below:

if you already installed the problematic hotfix in systems which has Network Quarantine feature enabled, disable it on Policy Manager console:

F-Secure Internet Shield / Settings / Network Quarantine /

> Network Quarantine Enable -> No

And distribute policies again.

The new hotfix will be published as soon as possible, estimate is end of the week 43.


October 17, 2009 - Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Anti-Virus, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , , , , , , ,

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