New Update F-Secure Beta 19.4 Released

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Thank you very much. I'll download it now.;)
 

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Any information yet on when the 19.4 final release will or might be released?
I didn't see the official announcement on the forum of its public release, just the build number in the beta thread. When I did a clean install yesterday, it installed the new version 19.4 (5.5.1190.0) edit: It was just announced here:

You'll find that it now installs in the Windows Program File folder (64-bit) and the two little arrows at the top right of the main UI, collapse and expand the "You are protected" panel to bring a more simplified view, more room for the modules underneath to display.

It also appears that the app is now using Amazon AWS servers, (Lambda) which can be confirmed by doing a DNS leak test. If that matters to you or not :)
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An informative post was just submitted on the forum, regarding F-Secure now using Amazon servers.
So it’s basically used as I suspected. But only for unknown urls. So a dns leak test that spams hundreds to thousands of queries is going to trigger it more than your daily surfing.
 

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I'm not familiar with what should be there after the update, but I still see many files under Program Files (x86)/F-Secure/TOTAL.
That's why I did a complete uninstall of 19.3. It's just the remnant folder, doing no harm in (x86), maybe it's empty? I did clean up the leftovers (even their uninstall tool leaves some folders) possibly in Program Files (x86), but usually left in Program Data, Users (your PC name) App Data/Local, then installed 19.4.

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That's why I did a complete uninstall of 19.3. It's just the remnant folder, doing no harm in (x86), maybe it's empty? I did clean up the leftovers (even their uninstall tool leaves some folders) possibly in Program Files (x86), but usually left in Program Data, Users (your PC name) App Data/Local, then installed 19.4.

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I also just did a fresh install to check the update out, I had cleaned everything when I uninstalled it last time. Everything went to Program Files.
 

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If you tick the two little arrows at the top right to expand and collapse the "You are protected panel" and it doesn't open back up, I figured it out what it could be yesterday, answered my own question 😅

 

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I also just did a fresh install to check the update out, I had cleaned everything when I uninstalled it last time. Everything went to Program Files.
I don't have an F-Secure folder under Program Files but under Program Files (x86)/F-Secure/TOTAL there's an x64 folder with files. Files under Program Data/F-Secure haven't been modified since 7/23! o_O
 

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I don't have an F-Secure folder under Program Files but under Program Files (x86)/F-Secure/TOTAL there's an x64 folder with files. Files under Program Data/F-Secure haven't been modified since 7/23! o_O
I uninstalled the old version of F-Secure and deleted the F-Secure folder under Program Files (x86) in Safe Mode. Then I installed the new version of F-Secure and it is now in the Programs folder.
 

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Regarding 64 bit installation:

"The app is now provided as a native 64-bit version. First-time installations on 64-bit systems are now 64-bit. Current existing installations are enabled for 64-bit support during the upgrade, and the following (Total PC 19.5) upgrade migrates the product from 32-bit to 64-bit on 64-bit systems."
 

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After revisiting this I still really like F-Secure. However, the DNS reputation checks are a bit annoying.
 
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After revisiting this I still really like F-Secure. However, the DNS reputation checks are a bit annoying.
And it doesn't stop there...lo and behold, the VPN...lol. It always used to be their servers listed on top, were the same as below, usually the one server. Now it's Google servers, and Amazon. If I refresh the page, it can load multiple Google servers. There was a post regarding F-Secure improvements that would be coming out for the VPN, maybe it has to do with using Google and Amazon servers for better speed, security, available servers and search results?

F-SecureAWS Internet Security and F-SecureAWS Total...lol ;) :)

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And it doesn't stop there...lo and behold, the VPN...lol. It always used to be their servers listed on top, were the same as below, usually the one server. Now it's Google servers, and Amazon. If I refresh the page, it can load multiple Google servers. There was a post regarding F-Secure improvements that would be coming out for the VPN, maybe it has to do with using Google and Amazon servers for better speed, security, available servers and search results?

F-SecureAWS Internet Security and F-SecureAWS Total...lol ;) :)

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Honestly I don't think that's a big deal if they set them up right, but then again I don't believe we have any real privacy on the internet. I don't use the VPN, and honestly their web filtering is their best aspect so I think if the AWS servers speed things up and keep costs down that's great. But dang it's like there is no AV that doesn't have a personal downside for me.
 

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