FS Protection PC 18.4 releases

Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder
edited August 2022 in Home Security Beta Programs

FS Protection PC 18.4 releases will be posted under this thread.



  • fs-seppo
    fs-seppo Posts: 21 F-Secure Employee
    edited April 2022

    Release 18.4 beta 2 (4.90.375):

    New features:

    • Integrated password vault in TOTAL client. Migration from standalone fs id guardian is recommended to preview the new capabilities of integrated TOTAL solution. The migration is not mandatory and any standalone F-Secure ID Protection products remain compatible with this beta program. However, browser extension can only access passwords from one of the solutions at a time.
    • "Next scheduled scan" indicator logic has been changed, it takes the date from the Windows scheduler.

  • Ukko
    Ukko Posts: 3,604 Superuser


    "Next scheduled scan" indicator logic has been changed, it takes the date from the Windows scheduler.

    So, this is limitation that when I open settings with "not elevated" mode (cannot change settings / options | greyed) - it shows something like "01.01.0001 0:00" - but when elevated (so, I can change settings / options) - it is a normal one date (which supposed to be there).


  • Ivan_Osipov
    Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder

    Hi Ukko,

    Thanks for your feedback. I have reproduced this issue and passed it further.

    Best Wishes, Ivan.

  • yeoldfart
    yeoldfart Posts: 556 Superuser

    A suggestion on FS Total gui: enable the vertical resize option on the gui lower part (not only upper) it would be more convenient.

  • Ivan_Osipov
    Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder
    edited May 2022


    unfortunately, after the latest Firefox upgrade (100) the extension installation flow has been changed. If you click the "Setup" or "Install Firefox extension" button, it will open an empty page with a blank address bar.

    Changes have been done at the Mozilla side.

    We already thinking of how to figure it out.

  • yeoldfart
    yeoldfart Posts: 556 Superuser

    quite easy to find and install from the ffox 100 x64 hamburger/extensions menu

  • Ukko
    Ukko Posts: 3,604 Superuser


    Randomly had the experience of installing a browser extension today. I think it was already the latest Firefox (100). Updated the browser and then tried the button from fs protection settings (install Firefox extension button / or it was 'Setup' from task).

    Indeed there was an empty page. And nothing happened.

    However, address-bar was not blank. But with direct URL to extension, probably. So I had to load the page again by highlighting the URL in the address bar, or by simply focusing on it and hitting Enter.

    Which, in principle, seemed a little strange to me too.

    Although I may have confused something .. and everything was just like in the previous comment .. that is, for example, I used the settings menu in the browser (or something like that).

  • Ivan_Osipov
    Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder

    Release 18.4 beta 4 (4.90.787):

    New features:

    • People & Devices feature card has been moved to be the first card and status text is updated (PBL-9744, PBL-9607)
    • Removing of conflicting 3rd party AV products has been removed from the product installation (PBL-9604). You will be notified about 3rd party AV products in the product main UI via a smart task (PBL-9597). This happens also if you install the 3rd party AV product after our product installation. You have the option to ignore this warning by selecting "Do not ask again" before dismissing it.

    Known issues:

    • Standalone IDP (Key) is detected when it is not installed (PBL-9807)

    Fixed issues: 

    • At the family rules, bedtime is shown as on if it's off (PBL-9670)
    • Occasionally, an incorrect result is shown after enabling the scheduled scan and instant switching its mode (PBL-9740)
    • Next scheduled scan date is broken if not elevated (PBL-9742)
    • Edge opens in new window if you press Shift+Enter at the Switch user view (PBL-9708)
    • Scan wizard should have checkbox instead of toggle when applying the selection to all malware of this type (PBL-9711)

  • martink
    martink Posts: 423 Influencer

    Just wondering again

    According to Programs in Control panel I've got 18.4. beta 4 installed April 26

    I also had stand alone FS ID guardian 5.3. beta 4 installed May 5.

    Did not notice anything different at the time.

    Today had the Win 10 PC rebooted. Now the link to FS ID Guardian (F-Secure User Interface launcher, fs_ui_32.exe) says file version

    Above it says that you can still use the stand alone version. When I launch it I get (apparently after the upgrade)

    I do not have it on any other device, how am I supposed to get on from that point?

  • Ville
    Ville Posts: 661 F-Secure Employee

    @martink could you please create a bug ticket and explain what is wrong with more detail. Did you have an existing password vault with standalone that has gone missing? In the screenshot you can't click "Create master password" because your master password is weak and you are creating a new vault.


    F-Secure R&D, Desktop products

  • fs-seppo
    fs-seppo Posts: 21 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 6 (4.90.1058):

    New features:

    • Update block page to new style (PBL-9834)

    Fixed issues: 

    • 3rd party AV task's "Don't ask again" works differently from other tasks (PBL-9803)
    • Cropped hover effect on smart task (PBL-9804)
    • Settings, scheduled scan: it is allowed to enter invalid hours/minutes values (PBL-9733)
    • The Family rules menu item is shown when the child is not logged into (PBL-9842)
    • Main UI crash when resources updated with GUI open (PBL-9828)
    • SAFE_BUG-03685: Updates Suddenly Failing (PBL-9837)
    • Action required smart task background has wrong color (PBL-9812)
    • Not clear which AV product to remove (PBL-9805)
    • Browsing & Banking card is not shown if subscription is expired (PBL-9838)

  • fs-seppo
    fs-seppo Posts: 21 F-Secure Employee
    edited June 2022

    Release 18.4 beta 7 (4.90.1143):

    New features:

    • "Some protection features are off" user task for disabled tamper protection (PBL-9049)

    Fixed issues: 

    • Scan report: Do not list items inside container if container itself is listed as skipped (PBL-9850)

    ZXREVER Posts: 10 Enthusiast
    Is there any way to adjust the font size set by the program in the system 
    notification interface in the lower right corner of win10? 
    Under the 4K desktop, the font is obviously smaller than other programs.
    18.4 beta 7

  • Ivan_Osipov
    Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder

    Thanks for your feedback ZXREVER, we will consider it.

  • Ivan_Osipov
    Ivan_Osipov Posts: 76 Path Finder

    Hello everyone,

    SAFE 18.4 is now available on production!

    Thanks for all your contribution. Stay tuned, FS Protection 18.5 will come soon.