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Upgrading to Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) 10.0

    • Updated:
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 10.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 10 32-bit
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Essentials
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Standard
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Server Essentials
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2
    • Windows 7 32-Bit
    • Windows 7 64-Bit
    • Windows 8 32-Bit
    • Windows 8 64-Bit
    • Windows 8.1 32-Bit
    • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
This article gives you the steps on how to upgrade your old WFBS versions to version 10. All customers who are using  WFBS 8.0, WFBS 9.0 and WFBS 9.5, with or without any service pack, can upgrade to WFBS 10.0.

We have a video guide of the upgrade process to help you with the steps.

To upgrade to WFBS 10.0, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the WFBS 10.0 installer and save it in your machine.
  2. Right-click the file, and select Run as Administrator.

    Run as Administrator

  3. Click the Start button to extract the files.

    Start installation

  4. Click Yes on the Upgrade Reminder page.

    Upgrade Reminders

  5. On the Installation Wizard page, click Next to continue with the installation.


  6. On the License Agreement page, select I accept the terms of the license agreement, then click Next.


  7. Follow the steps provided in the Setup Diagnosis to make sure the installation will continue, then click Next.

    Setup Summary

  8. The previous installation will be detected, click Next to continue the upgrade.

    Previous installation detected

  9. Choose whether to Enable Full Ransomware Protection feature or just Keep your current settings, then click Next.
    It is recommended to enable the Full Ransomware Protection feature.

    Ransomware Protection Settings

  10. Do either of the following:
    • Select the Automatically upgrade all Security Agents in your network option, if you want to automatically upgrade the Security Agents.
    • Choose Allow clients to delay upgrading their Security Agent for a maximum period of:, and then set how long you want to delay the upgrade, if you want to delay the upgrade.

    Upgrade options

    Click Next to continue.

  11. Choose the preferred option for the upgrade of the Messaging Security Agent (MSA):
    • If you chooYesYes, fill out the necessary information at the bottom of the window. Then click Next.xt.
    • If you select No, click Next to continue.

    MSA Upgrade options

    The Setup Status window will appear.

    Setup Status

  12. Click the Finish button to complete the upgrade.

    Setup Complete

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