F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus Beta

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  1. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    This is still alive and well btw. No component is older than from March, 2017 (the UI which needs little updating I guess). The engines are updated daily and the signatures multiple times during the day. I wish I could take a screenshot of the UI but all I get is white, appears to have some kind of screenshot protection going on.

    Ultralight? Hmmm I guess experiences vary. Once you download the optional Aquarius offline engine, it takes up 500 MB on your hard drive.
    [​IMG]
    Not light on RAM either... it can go anywhere from using 50 MB to 200 MB RAM
    [​IMG]

    However, it is very light on the CPU and very light on disk usage. It's for the set it and forget it people among us. :)
     
  2. Faybert

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    I thought that they had given up on the project, I'm going to download it and do some testing with it :)
     
  3. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    #43 DeepWeb, Jul 5, 2017
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    Nope. Getting updates left and right. Found a way to take screenshots after all.

    [​IMG]

    Compare this to the regular F-Secure:
    [​IMG]

    I guess it is just the antivirus portion of F-Secure Protection with a different UI and no toggles other than whitelist and disabling/enabling the offline engine (Aquarius) and disabling/enabling banking protection which I disabled because it would block too much.

    Warning: The install process is mysterious to say the least. No visual feedback. No entry in start menu! Just trust it to do its thang.

    Edit: fixed.
     
  4. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    No interface?
     
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  5. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    It does. It looks like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    Thank you for the informations :)
     
  7. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    that's a picture from fs protection beta not SAFE, but yea Ultralight is a module of fs protection.
     
  8. rupeshjoshi62

    rupeshjoshi62 Level 7

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    Installer And UI. UL.png Untitled.jpg
     
  9. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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  10. rupeshjoshi62

    rupeshjoshi62 Level 7

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    Indeed maybe due to my background.
     
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  11. rockstarrocks

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    I just received a mail that I have been accepted for their beta program. :)
    Installation was pretty fast. UI looks kind of unusual, no settings or menu, background image does not updates in realtime. Almost no performance lag during internet browsing and app installations. Startup impact also seems minimal. PS I didn't enable offline engine.
    Tried Eicar test file, which it detected as all AV's do. It took necessary action with a notification about detected threat and gave no prompt to user.
    Overall pretty good so far. Can't say about it's protection though, since my laptop can't handle VM (not enough ram to make it a fun process).
     
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  12. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    I am abandoning this. It blocks too many harmless servers that my computer connects to.
     
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  13. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 11

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    Light what I light I do not see it uses enough ram, it might be that it does not have inpacto, But .....
     
  14. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

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    Just because a program uses slightly more ram than others doesn't make it heavy (unless there is a memory leak). Ram is there to be used. From my personal experience, this pretty light. About the same impact as webroot on the system performance.
     
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  15. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    got an invite too but i'm not gonna try it with that horrendous menu lol
     
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  16. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

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    What I don't get: why do companies think that eyecandy is better than usablity?
    Sure I like it when a software looks good, but most of the time I am happy if the actions I want to take are quickly reachable and easy to see.
     
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  17. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    in this case they have a totally different opinion on what's eye candy...
     
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  18. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    Decided to go back to this and there are no issues with my other programs anymore. Not sure if they patched something or if it's something on my end. But, in the end, this is one of the very few behavior blockers you can get for free + BitDefender signatures.
     
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  19. Lockdown

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    #59 Lockdown, Jul 27, 2017
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    Ultralight Antivirus is developed only when F-Secure has free time for it. Its development priority was posted on the F-Secure community back in 2015.
     
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  20. Lord Ami

    Lord Ami Level 15
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    I would rather join their beta programm and test FS Protection beta. Really solid and stable, no issues here - except some small ones that are now fixed after reported by me. + free license if you actively use and report issue you have.
    Beta Programs | F-Secure Labs
     
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