FS Protection for Mac 17.11 releases

ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

FS Protection for Mac 17.11 beta releases will be posted under this thread.


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  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.11 beta 1 (build 36938)

    We are pleased to announce a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is now available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations starts today.

    Scanning exclusions UI (*New feature*):

    FS Protection now has a UI for adding folders and individual files to be excluded from malware scanning. UI can be accessed through FS Protection preference pane in System Preferences app ("Viruses and Threats" tab). You need to be authorized to modify exclusions list by clicking on the Lock icon in the lower-left corner.

    The feature is available starting from macOS Catalina (10.15).

    DeepGuard:

    • Improved memory management by DeepGuard
    • DeepGuard Configuration app layout and window behavior adjustments
    • Extra rule parameters validation when creating rules using DeepGuard Configuration app

    Browsing Protection:

    • Fixes for rating injection on Yahoo (yahoo.com) and Yahoo Japan (yahoo.co.jp) search result pages
    • Rating icon misplacement adjustments for links with long URLs/description on the search page

    Other:

    • Telemetry events processing improvements
    • Improved subscription handling with non-Gregorian calendars
    • Overall memory management improvements (memory leaks)
    • Improved inter-process communication between UI components and services
    • and more...

    Known issues:

    • Scanning exclusions UI is missing translations (will be added in the next FS Protection release)

    If you experience any issues, please run the "Support Tool" in the Applications -> "fs protection" folder and submit a bug report with the file created to allow us to investigate the issue. For issues related to Browsing protection and Parental control, remember to include any URLs that reproduce the problem in your bug report. You may also submit false positives and uncategorized web pages directly to F-Secure Labs using https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-url

    As always, we welcome any feedback via the community pages, and reports of any issues found via https://beta.f-secure.com

    Best Regards,

    FS Protection Mac Team


    UkkoLucaseuropa
  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.11 beta 2 (build 37333)

    We are pleased to announce a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is now available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations starts today.

    DeepGuard:

    • DeepGuard performance improvements for telemetry sending and digital code signature checks
    • System performance Improvements when DeepGuard is used in strict mode
    • Interception logic improvements for strict mode
    • Improvements of handling iOS applications running on Apple Silicon (M1) Macs

    Browsing Protection:

    • Fixes for Google page layout being broken due to safety rating injection to top search result cards

    Other:

    • Family Rules feature is now applied only to "Child" profiles
    • Fixed localization on "Scanning exclusions" UI.
    • Fixed duplicate events being sent by client to the telemetry backend
    • UI cool down improvements focused on subscription and on-access scanner nagging logic

    Known issues:

    • Temporary slow system performance was noticed during upgrade process on Mojave under certain conditions. Please submit a bug report if you notice similar experience.

    If you experience any issues, please run the "Support Tool" in the Applications -> "fs protection" folder and submit a bug report with the file created to allow us to investigate the issue. For issues related to Browsing protection and Parental control, remember to include any URLs that reproduce the problem in your bug report. You may also submit false positives and uncategorized web pages directly to F-Secure Labs using https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-url

    As always, we welcome any feedback via the community pages, and reports of any issues found via https://beta.f-secure.com

    Best Regards,

    FS Protection Mac Team


    66f2e490Ukko
  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee
    edited May 6

    Release 17.11 beta 3 (build 37815)

    We are pleased to announce a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is now available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations starts today.

    "Security Cloud" based file reputation for AV scanner and DeepGuard introduced

    This release of FS Protection changes the way AV scanner and DeepGuard check reputation of suspicious files by incorporating "Security Cloud" F-Secure backend capabilities.

    You can learn more about Security Cloud by visiting this link: https://download.sp.f-secure.com/eula/latest/security_cloud_eng.html

    New feature: Spyware (UA) detection

    This release of FS Protection adds an ability to distinguish between different types of infections and apply appropriate action based on the type.

    • PUA (Potentially Unwanted Applications) are blocked on 10.15 and higher. False positives can be added to scanning exclusions list through the Infection Report UI or by accessing "Scanning exclusions" option on the FS Protection pref pane. We encourage you to submit false positives at https://www.f-secure.com/en/business/support-and-downloads/submit-a-sample
    • UA (Unwanted Applications) are blocked and trashed.
    • Malware is blocked and trashed (no changes to malware handling).

    DeepGuard:

    • Stability improvements in code signature validation flows
    • Improved localization for DeepGuard feature name and its UI & prompts
    • Hardened file access permissions for DeepGuard files and directories
    • Creating an override DeepGuard policy through "Access blocked" dialog now requires the admin password as authorization

    Other changes:

    • Improvements to detection of conflicting products installed on the system during installation of FS Protection.
    • Adjusting browser extension logic to reflect changes of Google engine page layout.
    • Improved handling of detections telemetry sent by FS Protection.

    Known issues:

    • Attention to users of M1 devices. Unfortunately, there is a bug in the previous release of FS Protection (beta 2) that prevents silent upgrade from completing properly. Please download FS Protection installer from "My FS Protection" portal manually. This is a one time issue. The fix for this is already incorporated into FS Protection beta 3 release. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    • New "Allow deeper analysis" checkbox on the Privacy tab of FS Protection pref pane is not yet fully functional (it does not control the actual behavior associated with it). This will be adjusted in the upcoming releases.
    • Missing localization. Certain new texts have not yet gone through the localization procedures (will be adjusted in the upcoming releases).

    If you experience any issues, please run the "Support Tool" in the Applications -> "fs protection" folder and submit a bug report with the file created to allow us to investigate the issue. For issues related to Browsing protection and Parental control, remember to include any URLs that reproduce the problem in your bug report. You may also submit false positives and uncategorized web pages directly to F-Secure Labs using https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-url

    As always, we welcome any feedback via the community pages, and reports of any issues found via https://beta.f-secure.com

    Best Regards,

    FS Protection Mac Team


    Ukko66f2e490Jaims
  • pajppajp Posts: 81 F-Secure Employee
    edited June 9

    Release 17.11 beta 4 (build 38289)

    We are pleased to announce a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is now available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations starts today.

    This release focuses on bug fixes and internal improvements related to Security Cloud. Among the fixes are:

    • The "Allow deeper analysis" checkbox in the Privacy tab of the application preferences is now functional
    • Security Cloud issues are now displayed in the product UI
    • Fixed an issue where the product would report a subscription error immediately after installation
    • Improved DeepGuard cache invalidation logic in macOS Mojave
    • Multiple stability improvements in Support Tool, fscxfenced and fscsmd
    • The main product directory is now /Library/F-Secure rather than /usr/local/f-secure. It is expected that /usr/local/f-secure will be removed completely in a future version.

    Known issues

    The product may report "Security Cloud unavailable" after the computer returns from sleep. If the issue persists for a prolonged period, please file a bug report according to the instructions below.

    Bug reporting

    If you experience any issues, please run the "Support Tool" in the Applications → "fs protection" folder and submit a bug report with the file created to allow us to investigate the issue. For issues related to Browsing protection and Parental control, remember to include any URLs that reproduce the problem in your bug report. You may also submit false positives and uncategorized web pages directly to F-Secure Labs using https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-url

    As always, we welcome any feedback via the community pages, and reports of any issues found via https://beta.f-secure.com

    Best Regards,

    FS Protection Mac Team

    Jaims66f2e490
  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.11 beta 5 (build 38353)

    We are pleased to announce a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is now available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations starts today.

    This release focuses on bug fixes and internal improvements related to Security Cloud.

    Bug reporting

    If you experience any issues, please run the "Support Tool" in the Applications → "fs protection" folder and submit a bug report with the file created to allow us to investigate the issue. For issues related to Browsing protection and Parental control, remember to include any URLs that reproduce the problem in your bug report. You may also submit false positives and uncategorized web pages directly to F-Secure Labs using https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-url

    As always, we welcome any feedback via the community pages, and reports of any issues found via https://beta.f-secure.com

    Best Regards,

    FS Protection Mac Team


    pajp
  • david_pazdavid_paz Posts: 9 New Member

    Hi ArthulVal,

    do you have exact date to release the final version?

    I'm asking because I see a other post with start the beta 1 for Mac Protection 18

    https://community.f-secure.com/en/discussion/124209/fs-protection-for-mac-18-0-releases

    Thanks and best regards!

  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

    Hello, @david_paz!

    The final 17.11 version is now being gradually released to production. The production variant of FS Protection is called F-Secure SAFE. What we usually do is we release each last stable version of FS Protection to production as SAFE product and continue working on new features, improvements and bug fixes at the same time with new FS Protection releases.

    So, SAFE for Mac 17.11 is now available for downloading from My F-Secure portal. And we will start upgrading existing SAFE customers later this summer (around August).

    And at the same time FS Protection is going further with the future 18.0 release. This release is scheduled for later this year (the current plan is around September-October). There will be of course more FS Protection releases till then.

    Hope that clears the situation 😀

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team


    david_pazJaims
  • david_pazdavid_paz Posts: 9 New Member

    Hello @ArthurVal

    Thanks for your quick response. And for Business company?

    We have a F-secure computer protection premium licenses for all devices in the company, and when I try to download the mkg for Mac devices, is downloaded version 17.10(36471) not the new 17.11. Do you know when is available to download on the F-Secure Elements Security Center portal?

    Thank's and best regards!

  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 98 F-Secure Employee

    Hi, @david_paz

    Unfortunately, I don't know the much about the schedule for business side products.

    I'd recommend asking in the business security products section of the Community forum: https://community.f-secure.com/en/categories/business-security-products or contacting Customer Care.

    Best regards, Arthur


  • david_pazdavid_paz Posts: 9 New Member

    Hi @ArthurVal

    thank's for the info, I will post.

    Best regards!

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