FS Protection for Mac 19.3 releases

pajp
pajp Posts: 107 F-Secure Employee

FS Protection for Mac 19.3 releases will be posted under this thread.

Rasmus Sten

F-Secure Technology, Mac Team

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  • pajp
    pajp Posts: 107 F-Secure Employee
    edited August 2023

    Release 19.3 beta 1 (build 52612 and build 52614)

    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:

    • New Safari extension, bringing feature parity with Mac and Windows Browsing protection features across all supported browsers. This will require user action to install the new Secure Browsing app from Apple's TestFlight service. The product should guide you through the process of installing the new extension.
    • Improved update mechanism - note: to test a change in our internal update mechanisms, all users will receive two updates. They should be installed automatically 1-9 hours apart. If your product has not been updated to build 52614 within 48 hours after this post was published, please leave a comment on this forum and we will troubleshoot.

    Known issues:

    • Initial update may take up to an hour to complete. If the product UI still says "Waiting for initial update" or "Updating protection" more than 2 hours after upgrade or initial installation, please report it to us according to the below instructions. During the initial update process, your computer is still protected by F-Secure Security Cloud.
    • After upgrade, a reboot might be needed before VPN can be enabled

    These issues will be fixed in an upcoming beta release.

    If you experience any issues, please report them in this forum. Please run "Support Tool" when the issue happens and be prepared to provide the resulting file if we requested. 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!

    Rasmus Sten

    F-Secure Technology, Mac Team

  • bobbyw
    bobbyw Posts: 8 Explorer

    Running 19.3 52614 on a Mac Pro Intel and Macbook Pro M1.

    There no longer appears to be any indication of what Virus Database version is running. This used to show in the context menu in the menubar icon. But now only the fs protection version is showing there. If I launch fs protection, there is no indication in the settings screens or main menu either.

    Please add display of the current virus database version back.

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 234 F-Secure Employee

    Hi, @bobbyw!

    Thanks for the report. The database version was indeed hidden for the menubar app menu on purpose. This area is currently under big refactoring. The hiding part was done temporarily while the replacement logic is under development.

    Not to worry. We will bring it back in one way or another. 😀

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

  • Zachariaz
    Zachariaz Posts: 6 Explorer

    Hi,


    after update 19.2 Beta 3, web browsing protection block now way too much website's.

    You have to turn it off from Google Chrome, even to be able to use the online banking site.

    I get this message if i keep browsing protection on:


    www.googleadservices.com is blocked

    This page has been blocked by an extension

    Disable extensions.

    ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT


    When I turn protection off, all pages open correctly in every site's.


    PC have latest Win 11 Pro 22H2 FI, Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22659.1000.0

    All the Best

    Zachariaz

  • dukavi
    dukavi Posts: 119 F-Secure Product Expert

    @

    www.googleadservices.com is marked as an ad serving domain in our system and blocked because of this feature. We are going to correct this in the future and publish new extension with the fix, but for now you may disable ad blocker feature from settings.

  • Kingston1
    Kingston1 Posts: 22 F-Secure Employee

    Release 19.3 beta 3


    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:


    New smart tasks look and feel

    Safari extension smart task improvements

    Endpoint security bugfixes and optimizations


    Known issues:


    Initial update may take up to an hour to complete. If the product UI still says "Waiting for initial update" or "Updating protection" more than 2 hours after upgrade or initial installation, please report it to us according to the below instructions. During the initial update process, your computer is still protected by F-Secure Security Cloud.

    After upgrade, a reboot might be needed before VPN can be enabled

    These issues will be fixed in an upcoming beta release.


    If you experience any issues, please report them in this forum. Please run "Support Tool" when the issue happens and be prepared to provide the resulting file if we requested. 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!

  • Dawer34
    Dawer34 Posts: 3 New Member

    Thanks for the content.

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 234 F-Secure Employee

    Release 19.3 beta 4 (build 52927)

    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:

    • DeepGuard agent connection stability improved to handle crash situations better
    • Layout adjusted for block pages shown by browser extensions
    • New behaviour of showing warnings tab require user action. Several warnings that were presented as a system notifications to the user are now launching main UI window instead.
    • Stability improvement for update service (fixing regression introduced in the previous beta release)

    Known issues:

    • known issues mentioned in the previous releases have been addressed

    If you experience any issues, please report them in this forum. Please run "Support Tool" when the issue happens and be prepared to provide the resulting file if we requested. 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!

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

  • bobbyw
    bobbyw Posts: 8 Explorer

    Is this release safe to run with MacOS Sonoma?

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 234 F-Secure Employee

    Yes. Absolutely!

    We are continuously testing compatibility with each upcoming macOS release and can confirm that latest versions of FS Protection are fully compatible with macOS Sonoma.

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

  • Robert_Guerra
    Robert_Guerra Posts: 3 Observer

    My (beta) subscription is expiring on Oct 1st. Will an update be available on or before then that will renew it?

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 234 F-Secure Employee

    Hi!

    Subscription updates are handled separately from product releases. Your subscription should renew before expiration. If it does not, we can follow it up in direct messages.

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

  • Robert_Guerra
    Robert_Guerra Posts: 3 Observer

    Just a short note to let you know that the subscription earlier today. Thank you!