Updates FS Protection PC 17.8 BETA 1

I3rYcE

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Release 17.8 beta 5 (4.30.5794):
New features:
  • Chromium based Microsoft Edge browser is now supported.
  • The design of excluding harmful items found in manual scanning has been changed but this is still work in progress and the new UI elements have not been translated. More changes are expected in this area.
  • New App and file control dialog is now fully in use and the old dialog has been removed.
  • We have made significant internal changes to the product structure to support future development. This should not change anything in product behavior.
Fixed issues:
  • Network installer name is changed to "Setup Tool" (PBL-6023)
  • fssettings crashed (PBL-6019, SAFE_BUG-02902)
  • "Fileless" exploits not handled correctly in App and file control (PBL-5996, SAFE_BUG-02896)
  • Trouble with opening fresh .NET App and File Control (PBL-6014, SAFE_BUG-02899)
  • Badly rendered targets/exclusions in scanning reports with IE due to misplaced "ul" tag (PBL-5971 SAFE_BUG-02894)
  • Some fixes for Narrator support (PBL-5940)
  • Short scan completes very slowly (PBL-5995)
  • Internet Security renewal text changes (PBL-5683)
  • "Scan Wizard" crashes in 10-20 seconds after stopping by user (PBL-5932, SAFE_BUG-02893)
 

Bryan320

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I wonder if my ISP spectrum will update to the latest version. Let’s see I’ll try running an update on one of my computers with it...... when it’s released to the public!
 
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When is this version expected to release????
I wonder if my ISP spectrum will update to the latest version. Let’s see I’ll try running an update on one of my computers with it...... when it’s released to the public!
Wow! Is Spectrum actually using a Beta version? :unsure: If so it might help explain the noted difference in the UI.
 

Bryan320

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Oct 11, 2019
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Wow! Is Spectrum actually using a Beta version? :unsure: If so it might help explain the noted difference in the UI.
I might not have been very clear with my response sorry about that...... they are not using a beta version.... I'm just wondering when it's officially released as "stable" how long will it take for the service provider to update it to 17.7 to 17.8. Hopefully the update will come through as quickly as the regular version of F secure. security software provided by ISP's usually lag behind about 1 month. however the norton from comcast now gets the same releases as the regular branded products. Lets see how good spectrum is at updating the the latest product version as i'm new to it.
 

I3rYcE

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Release 17.8 beta 6 (4.30.6553):
New features:

  • Browsing Protection and Banking Protection features are now using a new engine
  • Browsing Protection block pages and search rating results have new visual look
  • Excluding harmful items found in manual scanning design has been finalized
  • Quarantined items view now supports reporting false positives directly from quarantine
  • Flyer notifications on Windows 7 and 8 have new visual look.
Fixed issues:

  • Enabling Firefox add-on fails on fs protection (PBL-6230)
  • Time Limits extended count is dropped after Windows update (monthly updates)(SAFE_BUG-02933, PBL-6192)
  • "Scan for viruses" Explorer menu item missing after upgrade to beta 5 (PBL-6180)
  • SAFE 17.7 installation fails on verifying integrity on Windows 10 (PBL-6104)
  • No visible progress of scanned file names and file counts with small amount of files scanned (SAFE_BUG-02914, PBL-6059))
 

JB007

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Release 17.8 beta 8 (4.30.6973):
Known issues:

  • Update message will not show for this beta, will be fixed for next release.
New features:

  • Update check scheduling was changed - updates are no longer checked exactly every 1 hour, but there is some randomness. The check is now done every 60 - 90 minutes.
  • New "Browser extension not in use" notification is now available and it is triggered when a supported browser is launched and the extension is not active.
Fixed issues:

  • Cannot open "App and file control" (crashes) (PBL-6334, SAFE_BUG-02964)
  • Settings shows incorrect next check time for updates (PBL-6295)
  • Settings doesn't show download progress for update downloads
  • FS Protection blocking Wise Care support box & won't clear (PBL-6301, SAFE_BUG-02956)
Release 17.8 beta 7 (4.30.6883): NOT released
 

JB007

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Release 17.8 beta 10 (4.30.7392):
Fixed issues:

  • Block page title and description should not be selectable (PBL-6474)
  • Narrator does not read the Location value on the AFC window (PBL-6439)
  • Difference with license_files name for "About" window and for folder (SAFE_BUG-02985, PBL-6425)
  • Missing info icon on the Uninstallation confirmation dialog (PBL-6424)
  • Update history looks empty after the Beta upgrade (PBL-6389)
  • Browser warning in main UI remains after uninstalling Firefox or Chrome (PBL-6324)
  • Replace the "known file extensions" to "Scan only file types that commonly contain harmful code (faster)" (PBL-5812)
  • Virus scan shows the names of another user's files (PBL-5778)
Note:

The new Banking Protection engine released in 17.8 beta 6 requires "Browsing Protection by F-Secure" browser extension to be installed and enabled in a supported browser to activate banking session.

Supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
Release 17.8 beta 9 (4.30.7335): NOT released
 

JB007

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Release 17.8 beta 11 (4.30.7539):
Known issues:

  • "Extension not installed" does not contain the browser name (PBL-6514)
  • Wrong link to extension webstores: non-English installation (PBL-6466)
Both issues should be fixed by the end of the week by the localization updating.

New features:

  • Product update no longer needs to shutdown security core. Windows should no longer warn that security product is turned off during product update.
  • Product update and security core updates can no longer happen at the same time, which resulted in security core update failure and retry in the next update.
Fixed issues:

  • Duplicated support tool shortcut in start menu folder (PBL-6461)
  • The "Turn on Browsing Protection" status is showing after the expiration (PBL-6476)
  • Extension warns about Edge but Set up linked to Chrome(default browser) (PBL-6467)
  • Inconsistent license info after license expired (PBL-6488)
 

JB007

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Release 17.8 beta 12 (4.30.7692):
Known issues:

  • Windows security center notification on upgrade (PBL-6548)
Fixed issues:

  • Cannot open "App and file control" (crashes) (SAFE_BUG-02964, PBL-6334)
  • Time limit blocking screen is not turning off after the expiration (PBL-6513)
  • Updates stopped (SAFE_BUG-03009, PBL-6534)
  • Updates list is missing titles (PBL-6538)
 

JB007

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May 19, 2016
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Release 17.8 beta 13 (4.30.7828):
Fixed issues:

  • Harmful websites blocked statistic increases when using banking protection (PBL-6540)
  • "Allowed and denied websites" link on block page does not work (PBL-6529)
  • Notifications that browser extension is missing when browsing protection disabled (PBL-6524)
New features:

  • Pressing "Dismiss" on the notification about a missing browser extension will permanently suppress further notifications for this browser (SAFE_BUG-03006, PBL-6521)
 

JB007

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May 19, 2016
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Release 17.8 beta 15 (4.30.8067):
Fixed issues:

  • Proxy not resolved from Firefox profiles in non-standard locations (PBL-6560)
  • 100% CPU usage if license not entered and computer reboots (PBL-6576)
  • Allow link is not visible on the Website denied page if URL is long (PBL-6599)
  • Main UI does not open after installation (PBL-6601)
  • Action for the previous flyer happens after clicking a button on the next flyer (PBL-6622)
  • Denied page: URL is not wrapped in Chrome (PBL-6618)


Release 17.8 beta 14 was not released.
 

JB007

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Cale Cale Posts: 60

3:59PM
This has been a longer than usual beta run. Beta 16 is now our release candidate and if all goes well, this will be available for first time installs before mid June. The channel upgrades to existing users will go into big gear during July-August.
Sincere thank you for your contribution, it has been once again very valuable for us.
F-Secure R&D 🌞
 

JB007

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May 19, 2016
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Release 17.8 beta 17 (4.30.8073):
Fixed issues:

  • No restart after clicking the Restart button on the Malware found flyer (PBL-6664)
  • Wrong event shown in event history if manual scan requires reboot (PBL-6658)
 
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