F-PROT Antivirus for Windows Home
This guide offers an introduction to help you get started using F-PROT Antivirus. Please note that instructions below are for both registered and trial users of F-PROT Antivirus.
For registered users, log into the Customer Zone by entering your Customer Number. In the Customer Zone, click the download arrow for F-PROT Antivirus for Windows Home Use.
In the new window, click the download arrow for F-PROT Antivirus for Windows 2000/XP/2003, Version 6 to start downloading the program (see below). Save the file on your Desktop.
When the download starts, your Subscription Key is displayed (see below). Please take note of your Subscription Key (see below) because you may need to enter it in the program during the installation.
If you are having problems logging in to the Customer Zone, please see I cannot login to the Customer Zone.
For trial users, please download the trial version of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows.
For registered users only. Enter your Subscription Key.
For trial users only.Select Get trial subscription key and enter your name and e-mail address. Once your application is granted, your Subscription Key is automatically added in the program.
F-PROT Antivirus requires a Subscription Key to be able to download updates. When you buy or renew your subcription, a new subscription key will be assigned for you. Therefore, you need to obtain your new subscription key and enter it in the program. Your Subscription key can be obtain either within the program or in the Customer Zone.
Please note that when your subscription key is about to expire, F-PROT Antivirus will start checking for new subscription. If you have bought or renewed your subscription, your new subscription key will be automatically added in the program.
The most convenient way to obtain your subscription key is by using the "Get new key" function in the program. Do the following:
If you are having problems logging in to the Customer Zone, please see I cannot login to the Customer Zone.In the Customer Zone, click the arrow under "key" then a new windows opens (see below).
Your Subscription Key is automatically added in the program.
Whenever you are ready to subscribe to a registered version, please see How do I upgrade from trial to the registered version of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows?
By default, F-PROT Antivirus is set to "Completely automatic update" which means that all latest updates will be downloaded and installed without user interaction. For further information, see How to set up automatic updatesTo download latest updates:
To determine whether the virus signature file is up to date, you may run the program. In the System status menu, if the symbol for "Virus signature file from" is green that means it is up to date. If not, please update the virus signature files immediately.
We highly recommended that you scan your computer thoroughly for virus infections the first time you run F-PROT Antivirus. Please note that F-PROT Antivirus automatically disinfects or quarantines all infected files upon detection. To run a full scan, do the following:
When you have not fully scanned your computer for some time, F-PROT Antivirus will display a message in the System Status notifying you that some important tasks must be performed immediately.See also: