FS Protection for Mac 19.5 releases

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ArthurVal
ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee

FS Protection for Mac 19.5 releases will be posted under this thread.

Best regards, Arthur

Mac R&D Team

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  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee
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    Release 19.5 beta 1 (build 61289)

    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 later.

    Highlights of this release:

    • Browsing Protection
      • improved browser extension state change detection (more reactive messaging in UI when extensions get disabled)
      • improved telemetry reporting for supported block event types
      • improved banking session trigger (false positive fix)
      • improved memory usage profile (allow discarding old extension requests data)
    • VPN improved stability for systems with disabled SIP (System Integrity Protection)
    • Product disk storage cleanup (removal of legacy "fssp" directories)
    • Anti-Virus performance improvements
      • perform full cloud lookups for files downloaded from the Internet only
      • preserve clean file cache on irrelevant settings update
      • include Apple built-in apps and binaries to whitelist
      • include updated paths and codesign identifier of 3rd party apps to whitelist (e.g. Microsoft Teams)
      • Coalesce reputation lookups for the same file instead of initiating separate lookups
    • Update system state management improved (wait for all retryable downloads to complete before terminating the update routine)

    Known issues:

    • The new Anti-Virus coalescing logic sometimes causes a failure to respond to Apple's Endpoint Security subsystem which leads to temporary freezes. Will be addressed in the next beta release
    • Missing localisations

    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

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee
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    Release 19.5 beta 2 (build 61471)

    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 later.

    Highlights of this release:

    • New feature: Events history. Main UI window shows product related events which include
      • Browsing Protection: block page events (unsafe/suspicious/illegal/ untrusted shopping site blocks)
      • Banking Protection: banking session activation, blocks of websites unsafe during banking session
      • Subscription state updates
      • Product updates
    • Anti-Virus performance improvements to caching logic
      • persistent cache storage introduced
      • prevent cache clear on database updates

    Known issues:

    • Secure Browsing welcome view is missing bullet points for features included in the license
    • Last successful Security Cloud connection stays at "Unknown" on the "Updates" tab in product settings

    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

  • Kingston1
    Kingston1 Posts: 23 F-Secure Employee
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    Release 19.5 beta 3 (build 61539)


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


    Highlights of this release:

    • Events history improvements with lots of new event types added
    • Shared Upsell campaigns with Windows products
    • Anti-Virus engine crash fixes
    • Anti-Virus backend query optimizations
    • DeepGuard unnecessary files removed from installation
    • Removed a deprecated localhost HTTP server from the product


    Known issues:

    • Events may contain "NOT IMPLEMENTED" empty events. This is a known temporary glitch and can be ignored. It will not happen with new events.


    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!

  • pajp
    pajp Posts: 107 F-Secure Employee
    edited March 8
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    Release 19.5 beta 4 (build 61587)

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

    Highlights of this release:

    • Improved DeepGuard and Anti-Virus events in event history
    • Improvements to Safari extension onboarding
    • Anti-Virus engine performance and stability improvements
    • Addressed a DeepGuard interoperability issue on latest macOS versions

    Known issues:

    • Events may contain "NOT IMPLEMENTED" empty events. This is a known temporary glitch and can be ignored. It will not happen with new events.

    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 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

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee
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    Release 19.5 beta 5 (build 61610)

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

    Highlights of this release:

    • This version was produced by an updated Xcode SDK version and latest macOS version. Please report any unexpected behavior.

    Known issues:

    • Events may contain "NOT IMPLEMENTED" empty events. This is a known temporary glitch and can be ignored. It will not happen with new events.
    • Missing localizations in full events view. Will be addressed in the next 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 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

  • bijucyborg
    bijucyborg Posts: 4 Explorer
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    How do I access the beta version?

    I have been without F-secure protection since end of last year as F-secure was making my MAC unusable and had to be uninstalled. Case ID - 00373055

  • pajp
    pajp Posts: 107 F-Secure Employee
    edited March 12
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    Hi @bijucyborg ,

    please send an e-mail beta@f-secure.com requesting access to the F-Secure beta program. Include the following information:

    1. Email address (required)
    2. First name (required)
    3. Last name (optional)

    – Rasmus

    Rasmus Sten

    F-Secure Technology, Mac Team

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee
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    Release 19.5 beta 6 (build 61616)

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

    Highlights of this release:

    • Adding localizations in the full events view for all supported languages.

    Known issues:

    • Events may contain "NOT IMPLEMENTED" empty events. This is a known temporary glitch and can be ignored. It will not happen with new events.

    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 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