F-Secure Ultralight Anti-Virus Beta

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DeepWeb

Level 12
Jul 1, 2017
567
1,800
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#41
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.

Not light on RAM either... it can go anywhere from using 50 MB to 200 MB RAM


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. :)
 

Faybert

Level 22
AV-Tester
Jan 8, 2017
1,115
6,139
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
G-Data
#42
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.

Not light on RAM either... it can go anywhere from using 50 MB to 200 MB RAM


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

DeepWeb

Level 12
Jul 1, 2017
567
1,800
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#43
I thought that they had given up on the project, I'm going to download it and do some testing with it :)
Nope. Getting updates left and right. Found a way to take screenshots after all.



Compare this to the regular F-Secure:


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.
 
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Faybert

Level 22
AV-Tester
Jan 8, 2017
1,115
6,139
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
G-Data
#44
Nope. Getting updates left and right. Found a way to take screenshots after all.



Compare this to the regular F-Secure:


I guess it is just the antivirus portion of F-Secure SAFE and up 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.
No interface?
 

mekelek

Level 25
AV-Tester
Feb 24, 2017
1,472
6,517
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#47
Nope. Getting updates left and right. Found a way to take screenshots after all.



Compare this to the regular F-Secure:


I guess it is just the antivirus portion of F-Secure SAFE and up 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.
that's a picture from fs protection beta not SAFE, but yea Ultralight is a module of fs protection.
 
Apr 16, 2017
704
6,931
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#51
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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Jul 6, 2017
652
4,620
Operating System
Windows 7
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#53
Light what I light I do not see it uses enough ram, it might be that it does not have inpacto, But .....
 
Apr 16, 2017
704
6,931
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#54
Light what I light I do not see it uses enough ram, it might be that it does not have inpacto, But .....
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.
 
Jun 4, 2017
156
325
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#56
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.
 

mekelek

Level 25
AV-Tester
Feb 24, 2017
1,472
6,517
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#57
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.
in this case they have a totally different opinion on what's eye candy...
 
Jul 1, 2017
567
1,800
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#58
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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