FS Protection for Mac 17.9 releases

ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee

FS Protection for Mac 17.9 beta releases will be posted under this thread.


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  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee
    edited August 26

    Release 17.9 beta 1 (build 34340)


    macOS Big Sur support

    This release brings initial support for macOS Big Sur. From now on, real-time protection and DeepGuard (a.k.a. XFENCE) do not use kernel extensions to operate.

    Instead, these features use new EndpointSecurity APIs provided by Apple as the replacement for kernel extensions. These APIs are in use by FS Protection on macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and higher (Big Sur included). FS Protection is still relying on kernel extensions for real-time protection and DeepGuard when running on lower versions of macOS.

    We encourage to file feedbacks in case of any issues that you run into while using this new FS Protection release. Various use-case scenarios have been taken into account but there is still a possibility of special use-cases that could affect performance and overall functionality of real-time protection and DeepGuard. Please let us know by filing a feedback. Your feedback would be of utmost importance to us.

    DeepGuard change log

    • This release includes a lot of DeepGuard improvements, bug fixes and new functionality. Some of the changes are listed below.
    • Block prompt for DeepGuard introduced. It is now possible to override the "deny" decision made by DeepGuard without inspecting the whole ruleset.
    • DeepGuard simple dialog has been redesigned. Simple dialog was redesigned to make it more user friendly and clear in terms of decision making.
    • DeepGuard advanced dialog layout has been improved (truncated phrases and bad UI layout fixed for some languages)
    • Rule importing flow via DeepGuard Configuration app (rule editor) has been improved
    • Configuration app authorization flow has been refactored to improve stability of rule modification
    • Other general improvements to look&feel and stability

    Other changes

    • Browser extensions improved behavior to respect the Content Filter state
    • Native uninstaller introduced. The uninstaller has been reworked to ensure Big Sur support and better user experience
    • A major number of other improvements & bugfixes throughout the codebase

    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


    pajpCaleUkko
  • gigimcgigimc Posts: 5 New Member

    Bonjour

    comment charger la version Beta?

    Merci

  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee

    Hello, @gigimc!

    If you don't have an FS Protection account, you can sign up at http://beta.f-secure.com/.

    FS Protection can be downloaded by signing in to your account at My FS Protection.


    Best regards, Arthur


  • gigimcgigimc Posts: 5 New Member
  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee

    Hey, @gigimc

    Thanks for signing up! We'll process your application and send the invitation email to start using FS Protection as soon as possible.

    BR, Arthur


  • pajppajp Posts: 78 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.9 beta 2 (build 34457)

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

    This release contain several bug fixes and improvements. Here are some of the more notable fixes:

    DeepGuard

    • Fixes an issue where in DeepGuard would freeze for 1 minute if user did not respond to a DeepGuard prompt within 7 seconds
    • Several UI improvements
    • Known issue: when manually creating a new DeepGuard rule without specifying a parent process, DeepGuard will default to a parent name of "/" and the policy will have no effect. Workaround: specify full path to app executable (e.g. Application.app/Contents/MacOS/Application) and check "Any parent". This will be fixed in the next beta release.

    Family Rules

    • UI improvements for many non-English languages of the Family Rules tab of the main window

    Anti-virus

    • Improved performance and reliability for EndpointSecurity-based systems (macOS 10.15.5 and higher)


    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 ☔️⛅️☀️

    ArthurValUkko
  • gigimcgigimc Posts: 5 New Member

    hello, I have not received an email to access the beta version

  • gigimcgigimc Posts: 5 New Member

    Thanks for signing up! We'll process your application and send the invitation email to start using FS Protection as soon as possible.

    BR, Arthur


    ARTHUR 88 I HAVE NO E MAIL

  • CaleCale Posts: 76 F-Secure Product Manager

    Hi,

    We are having an issue with accepting new applicants. Investigation is going on. Sorry for the delay.

    -Cale

  • CaleCale Posts: 76 F-Secure Product Manager

    Ok, issue sorted out. All applicants approved.

    -Cale

    Laksh
  • jackrbjackrb Posts: 3 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.9 beta 3 (build 35060)

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

    This release contains several bug fixes and improvements. Here are some of the more notable fixes:

    DeepGuard

    • Harmful activity dialog has been improved.
    • Fixed the known issue from beta 2 about creating a new DeepGuard rule without specifying a parent process.
    • Fixed bugs in learning mode, rule imports, and advanced prompts.
    • Improved rule import flow to warn users of bad (incorrect format) rules.
    • Additional non-English language translations.

    Family Rules

    • Bug fixes

    Other changes

    • Big Sur support and related bug fixes
    • Dropped support for macOS High Sierra 10.13

    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

    Ukko
  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.9 beta 4 (build 35134)

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

    This release contains several bug fixes and improvements. Here are some of the more notable fixes:

    • Rating injection for Google search results has been fixed for all supported browsers and ensured to be working with the latest page layout changes performed by Google
    • Safari App Extension crash has been fixed & stability improved
    • On-access scanner management has been improved to provide more reliable activation during startup

    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


  • ArthurValArthurVal Posts: 34 F-Secure Employee

    Release 17.9 beta 5 (build 35210)

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

    This release is focused on optimization of on-access scanner detection and overall functionality.

    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


  • 66f2e49066f2e490 Posts: 4 New Member

    Hi ArthurVal,

    Is it possible that a wrong installer was put on the 'My Fs Protection'? Because once I downloaded and installed it, i was informed the installer is "F-Secure Anti-Virus" instead of "fs protection for Mac".

    Best regards.


  • pajppajp Posts: 78 F-Secure Employee
    edited October 8

    Hi @66f2e490 - indeed you're right, there was a mixup of installer packages. Really appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we could deal with it quickly. The installer has now been updated with the correct one. Thank you and our apologies for the inconvenience!

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