Updates F-Secure 18.0 released

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Trying the Ziggo Safe Online version (just got the update to 18.0) again.

The new userinterface is not my taste, but it uses less resources and is cleaner without the scrolling stats.
All the settings still use the old userinterface, that makes me feel like 18.0 is not completely finished yet.
Glad to hear.

With the new UI I must admit, I start to get used to it, and sometimes easier to jump between some of the windows. It's a faster click for now anyway.

18.1, that is in the Beta phase right now will hopefully soon start to show the more complete version.
 

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Glad to hear.

With the new UI I must admit, I start to get used to it, and sometimes easier to jump between some of the windows. It's a faster click for now anyway.

18.1, that is in the Beta phase right now will hopefully soon start to show the more complete version.
Will be interesting to see if the old parts of the UI are gone with this beta.
  • We have now completed the 2 year project to convert all UIs to .NET technology. Qt library is removed from the product, including ICU library and OpenSSL. This changed also the UI paradigm: with old UI, it was always running in memory, consuming memory and a bit of CPU even if user did not want to view the UI. It also needed to be loaded into memory after restart, affecting computer performance in restart. The new .NET based UI works so that UI is loaded into memory only when user opens it, resulting in less resource usage when app is protecting in the background.
 

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Will be interesting to see if the old parts of the UI are gone with this beta.
According to themselves as you perfect quoted, they should be, but since F-Secure been very thorough with their Beta versions and took months before completed and released to the stable version, I can guess the situation will be similar even this time. Best advice/tip is probably to simply tag along and keep an eye open on the official Beta thread on their site, or even here in the F-Secure section because we have a few members that also use the Beta version and been very friendly and helpful when they shared both updates and screenshots.
 

gigi64

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high ram usage !
why like this ?
I like F-secure , but I want an antivirus that is not really use toooo much ram !
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The product uses Windows Firewall for basic firewall functions, such as controlling incoming network traffic and keeping your internal network separate from the public Internet. In addition, DeepGuard monitors installed applications and prevents suspicious applications from accessing the Internet without your permission.
 

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That is not normal..maybe try a clean install
Naah, even I have a similar value ( 280 ) and even if it's a tiny bit smaller, it's a standard number among most F-Secure users. That is also one reason why they have related interesting updates coming in their Beta version 18.1.
We have now completed the 2 year project to convert all UIs to .NET technology. Qt library is removed from the product, including ICU library and OpenSSL. This changed also the UI paradigm: with old UI, it was always running in memory, consuming memory and a bit of CPU even if user did not want to view the UI. It also needed to be loaded into memory after restart, affecting computer performance in restart. The new .NET based UI works so that UI is loaded into memory only when user opens it, resulting in less resource usage when app is protecting in the background.
On a more technical level, that more then well explains it, or should anyway as it even comes with an improved solution, but we still have to wait for the Beta version 18.1 to be completed. Other vendors still struggle with their own " RAM " issues, then on the other hand I personal try avoid the " RAM " debate. It sadly many times is pretty fruitless.
 

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Just wondering, does F-Secure have any network protection features? For example, like firewall booster in Trend Micro or firewall fortify in Emsisoft?
In their standard home user version it exist for example a feature called Advanced network protection ( ANP ), that is enabled by default and works even if Windows Firewall ( WF ) is turned off for any reason. It's makes it harder for malware samples that's able to kill/shut down WF.
 
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