FF6 & Browsing Protection

Should we expect 2 weeks before update become available?

On the other hand Firefox must be doing something really silly with the latest releases,  first pulling ver 4 after couple of weeks later, then switching to rapid release cycle so ver 5 lasted barely 8 weeks


Best Answer

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser
    Accepted Answer

    No, you do not need to wait:

    There's a new browsing protection release candidate available
    This release contains support for Firefox 6 (beta)
    The visible version string is "F-Secure Browsing Protection SW Update 2011-08-08_01"
    The update is distributed through the policy manager which has been configured as specified in the instruction page: http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/beta-programs/business-users-beta/beta-update-channel/instructi...
    Manual installation packages for all current release candidates are available as follows:
    on windows:
    for 9-series in http://download.f-secure.com/latest/beta/fsdbupdate9.exe
    The executables are self-installing on a system with the appropriate F-secure client. These manual installation packages also contain other engines we currently have in a release candidate state, which are due to production later.
    For any feedback regarding the update or the beta program, please send them through [email protected]
    Thanks and Best Regards:
    F-Secure Labs

    Best Regards!



  • BenTBenT Posts: 11

    Yes, It will be 2 Weeks after the release date of FF.

  • andrzejandrzej Posts: 69

    :) not bad .

    Any chance F-secure team could work closer with Mozilla and try to get compatible components for F-secure closer to the official FF release.

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser

    A release cadidate 10 days before Firefox RTM is still not good enough?


    I would not like to sit on that chair, when FF changes something and BP breaks Firefox.



  • andrzejandrzej Posts: 69

    Acctually FF 6 is being pushed since the last evening.

    Unless you meant 10 days after :)



  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser



    I meant 10 day before. read my earlier post. the RC is available since 8th August!



  • andrzejandrzej Posts: 69

    mea culpa, I missed this time stamp

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser

    Public Release for the update supporting Firefox 6.0 has been announced for monday afternoon.


    If you want test in advance use the below information.





  • HandriesHandries Posts: 25

    Does this also apply to Firefox 7.0 Beta 1, which was released yesterday (August 17th)?

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser



    maybe the beta, but not the release!



  • HexoHexo Posts: 240
    Maybe it´s possible to change the system for the Browser Protection. Mozilla is planing to bring more major relaeses in shorter times and i think it´s an unlucky solution for custumers, that a really important security shield is not working after a for some time, after a Browser Update.
    Normaly it also important for users, to update there browser to the latest release to close the security bugs in the browser.

  • Shaw Secure updated to the files below, are these the latest, as they are not compatible with Firefox 6.0.1., which was released last Friday:


    F-Secure Browsing Protection/SW 1.10 build 5322
    F-Secure Browsing Protection/ES 0.70 build 530

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser



    F-Secure Browsing Protection/SW 1.10 build 5627
    F-Secure Browsing Protection/ES 1.10 build 1039




  • Hi Matthias,


    There seems to be a problem with my program, as it does not automatically update these.

    Is there some way that I can manually updates them to Shaw Secure?

  • Hi Mathias,


    Since  automatic updating still does not work, I'm still downloading and running fsdupdate9.exe on a daily basis, but it does not update the browsing protection tool bar.

    However it does update: Virus and Spyware defintions, Hydra, Aquarius and DeepGuard etc. OK.



  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser



    unless you want to wait for monday to have the experts answer this you can try the beta fsdbupdate9.exe

    not 100% sure if the main one contains the files as your system is still outdated.




  • Hi Matthias,


    Sure, I can wait 'till Monday for this, hopefully it will be straightened out by then.

  • PeterPeter Posts: 186

    Hi Handries,

    With regards to automatic updates not working, did you already try fsaua-reset?


  • Hi Peter,


    Yes, I tried it previously, and at your suggestion tried it again today, but to no avail as it does not do the trick.

    Afterwards I downloaded and ran: fsdbupdate9.exe but F.F. 6.0.1 browsing protection has not been updated as yet, and is still not compatible for this new version of the browser. All the virus and other updates installed normally though.

  • Looks to me it is time to start new thread for FF7

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser

    already did... see my previous post! Smiley Wink

  • Hi Matthias,


    Just now I downloaded and ran the latest beta fsdbupdate9 as you suggested, but it did not install the latest browser protection updates for Firefox 6.0.1.

    The rest of the daily updates however installed correctly.

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser

    Sorry, I am out of options. let see waht peter comes up with.

  • Hi,


    There is a new FF update. Current version is 6.0.2. BP works as well. Just tested. Is reinstallation of F-Secure an option for you? Or have you tried that as well?

  • Installed that new F.F. 6.0.2 update as well, but BP still does not work for me.

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