FS Protection for Mac 18.4 releases

ArthurVal
ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

FS Protection for Mac 18.4 releases will be posted under this thread.

Best regards, Arthur

Mac R&D Team

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  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee
    edited September 8

    Release 18.4 beta 1 (build 45805)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations will be started shortly.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Completely new settings UI. Can be accessed from FS Protection main UI or menubar dropdown menu.
    • Native Apple Silicon support (dropping Rosetta dependency)
    • On-access scanner performance improvements

    Known issues:

    • Missing localizations
    • Notification actions might not work as expected. The root cause has already been identified and this behavior will be adjusted in the upcoming FS Protection release.
    • DeepGuard might show multiple prompts for the same file access. The root cause has already been identified and this behavior will be adjusted in the upcoming 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, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    Firmy66f2e490UkkoJaims
  • mrF
    mrF Posts: 12 Explorer

    Really (really) happy to see the native Apple silicon support being rolled out.

    By any chance, do you guys have any idea of the speed gain vs rosetta? I'm just looking for a rough estimate, not a commercially binding number. Also is the startup time getting better with native m1/2 support? Asking because I am still getting impacted by this issue -> https://community.f-secure.com/en/discussion/125131/problem-installing-f-secure-on-imac-m1

    Thanks for continuing to improve the mac support, I really appreciate.

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

    Hello, @mrF!

    We are still evaluating the impact of running in full native mode on Apple Silicon hardware. And we are also working on optimizing real-time scanning logic on our side (outside of Rosetta context) to improve the user experience. We'll definitely share more when we have more information on the progress.

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    Firmy
  • pajp
    pajp Posts: 89 F-Secure Employee
    edited September 30

    Release 18.4 beta 2 (build 46211)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations started yesterday afternoon.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Completely rewritten update system which should bring more reliable updates to the protection features and the product itself
    • Fixes an issue that would cause duplicate DeepGuard prompts
    • Fixes an issue with product notifications
    • Improvements and bug fixes to the new settings user interface
    • Improved user experience on macOS Ventura

    Known issues:

    • Missing localizations

    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

    Rasmus Sten

    F-Secure R&D, Mac Team

    FirmyJaims
  • pajp
    pajp Posts: 89 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 3 (build 46433)

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

    This is a special release to gather telemetry about our update process. It contains no code changes.

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

    Rasmus Sten

    F-Secure R&D, Mac Team

    FirmyJaims
  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 4 (build 46697)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations started yesterday afternoon.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Enhancements to update functionality: stricter content validation policy
    • Enhancements to update functionality: stability and responsiveness improvements to the product update service
    • Mac hotfix telemetry event structure adjustments
    • Browsing Protection: improvements to Safari extension rating injection logic
    • Enhancements to update functionality: stricter content validation policy: not including legacy update mechanism in the product installer package
    • Sending more detailed telemetry in case of silent upgrade failures
    • Improving macOS Ventura compatibility during upgrade
    • Showing proper customized product name for biometric prompt

    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, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    FirmyJaims
  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 5 (build 46823)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations will start soon.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Bugfixes to update functionality: preventing silent upgrade from happening several time in certain cases
    • Bugfixes to AV engine database updates: product UI should be reporting update process more clearly

    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, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    JaimsFirmy
  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 6 (build 46961)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations will start soon.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Bugfixes to product crash telemetry collection (restoring missing metadata)
    • Further improvements for macOS Ventura (fixes for issues detected while testing on macOS 13.1 beta 1)
    • Updated icons for tabs in product settings UI

    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, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    Firmy
  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 169 F-Secure Employee

    Release 18.4 beta 7 (build 47125)

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of FS Protection for Mac. This update is available for download from My FS Protection and delivery to existing installations will start soon.

    Highlights of this release include:

    • Improvements to visibility of available/supported features in the new settings UI

    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, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

    66f2e490Firmy