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FS Protection PC 18.0 releases will be posted under this thread. We expect the first beta next week.
Funnily enough, here in the UK, we're waiting for another anti-virus which should be distributed next week! 😄😷
Known issues with the new Main UI:
Thanks for the release! :)
I found this New Wave of F-Secure main UI interesting. Maybe even with great potential (for its visual part).
However, clouds are more like "sky mountains" or "space hills" :)
But some concerns to ask:
Ticket number : 03638557
I was promised many many weeks ago by a junior F-Secure representative, that specific issue would be added within 1 week with a solution to the Beta version. I have not seen or heard a single Beep. Please confirm! That is still a very serious working bug and should been fixed a long time ago.
The internal browser for showing scan report has been removed. Default browser will be used to show all HTML content pages, like scan report.
The amount of events changes based on how many fit to the screen. If you resize to have more space, more events will be added. Events are also context sensitive, so "Viruses and Threats" page show events related to it only. As for the rest of the issues, those are visual bugs and will be fixed later.
F-Secure R&D, Desktop products
I have to give some background on how we work. There are 2 teams, one is working on the scanning logic & engines ("Ultralight"), one is working on rest of the product. I represent the latter team. Beta updates are announced for product updates only and we only track issues reported for product part. If there are fixes in the Ultralight part, they will be released on completely independent release cycle with no announcement at all. I can't confirm if this is fixed or not, but in general, beta releases may get delayed for various reasons.
Thanks Ville for the reply.
I elevated and requested the ticket re-opened today and was promised the Malware team would reach out and help me. I deeply hope they do, but I do recommend you still take a peek at that ticket as I been adding pretty extensive and thorough material that shows and highlight the issue.
With this new upcoming version, can you please help and add a bit screenshots for us that don't have the version installed?
Oh wow! Loving the new 'Home' UI. Although, the little avatar by my name has more hair than I do! 😁
Hello Guys! How can i help to beta test? I will try the 18 Beta.
Assuming they are accepting new beta testers:
I was try this link, but not working! GET Started cant send a verifying email, or login into my account: not working my email, but i use in this forum.
Spectacular the new interface !!!
I vote that you can decide whether or not notifications of updates of the bases and program appear!
The new interface is different - interesting. Wait and see how it feels.
The update was smooth as always.
Just wondering again...
Does the software automatically detect which browsers are installed and suggest the browsing protection extension to be installed if it finds that it is not installed?
To me it suggested installing the extension to Edge which I normally do not use and which is not the default browser.
@martink , the product detects which browser you have been using most recently. When we detect that the Edge process has been started, we suggest extension for Edge. It does not matter what is the default browser.
I'm posting this info in this thread, as you may not have noticed the incident announcement in another thread. If you also have FS ID Guardian installed, its recent beta update 14 may have uninstalled FS Protection from your system, and this may have gone unnoticed by you. So you may want to verify that FS Protection is still installed, and reinstall it if it has gone missing. More info at https://community.f-secure.com/en/discussion/123481/fs-id-guardian-pc-5-0-beta-14-upgrade-removed-fs-protection#latest. We apologise for this incident.
Really easy to install, very quick, responsive and user friendly. I like the new GUI.
I'm liking the new interface so far. Its easy to use. I also like the new green around the box for the browsing protection when its active. Then disappears when its exited out of or stopped. I think that's pretty cool.
I try not to use edge ever so I do not know why it tries to pop up every now and then, but I can live with it.
Thanks for the other post about FS ID Guardian. I just noticed that on the PC's where I have it installed.
I really liked this new interface, can we dream of a dark option?
I think that's about all you can do! 😄
This is an update to a recent comment I made on Dec 22. I meant I like how the green goes around the box for the "Banking Protection" when that's activated. & then it goes away when you end it. I think that's pretty cool.
I have used other anti-virus programs through the years. They never really seemed to protect my computer though. It seemed I'd always get a virus, trojan or something at some point. Something would slip though. And I wouldn't even know it until my computer started acting really weird. Which then I'd run the anti-virus & it would come up with something that got through. But the damage was pretty much already done then. I hated that & didn't have much faith in antivirus programs because of that.
When I found out about the F-Secure anti-virus beta program & everything it said it would do, I was excited but also skeptical. I'm really glad its calmed my skepticism.
Since I started using F-Secure beta program I have felt that my computer is actually protected. As soon as a virus or trojan or something tries to attack my computer, F-Secure is right there blocking it. & it gives me a notification right away.
I try not to go on to sketchy sites. But some times its hard to know. With F-Secure, it will give you a warning not to enter that site & I really like that.
The F-Secure program is easy to install & easy to use. Its very user friendly. I also really like the "Banking Protection". I feel a lot better knowing there's another level of protection when accessing my banking details. I just wish it would work for all purchases online, although I'm sure that's probably really difficult to do. But maybe in time.
I also like that any time you have an issue or need help here(with F-Secure products) someone is always there to help you, pretty quick too. Its not like they are doing it because they "have" to. They make you feel like they really "want" to help you. & I love that.
I have been using the F-Secure program for a few years now. & it keeps getting better & better. I just really, REALLY like the F-Secure program. For the first time I actually feel like my computer is being protected. Not to mention you can reach out to them any time for help or answers to questions, etc. Just having that sense of that all around protection makes me feel SOOO much better & protected being online. & I really like being a part of the beta program/community here. I like helping people in general. So I guess its only natural to want to help makes something thats already a winner(F-Secure) even better.
Thank you to ALL of the F-Secure team & everyone here! Wishing you a Very Happy, Healthy & Protected New Year, 2021!
A satisfied customer! 👍
Happy New Year to you too! If only F-Secure could deal with the Coronavirus, eh? 😉🙂
@Simon ... Lol! Ya, really!!! That would be awesome! 😉
@DeclanA7X , we have discussed the Dark mode support for the UI here but currently there are no plans for this. It's not trivial to do and there have not been many requests for it.
I got an email to answer the survey of the new UI by Jan 14.
It is long gone. Is that the reason I get
It looks OK to me, but no devastating change.
Does it really pop up every time I open my PC or is there a setting with which I can change that?
I liked the UI improvements in beta 4. And, in particular, the AV part with a change in the order of listing "tools" and composition itself. A bit more smooth.
But I also have one point to ask. After beta4, each system restart (or maybe shutdown - launch back) - fs protection tray logo (where I place it to be shown) is switched to hidden state in "^" menu. I did not check situation enough good and maybe it was coincidence each time. (if not) Is there a reason for this?