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FS Protection PC Release 179

Note: Releases 177 and 178 were skipped. Previous beta release was 176.

 

This release contains following applications that combined make the FS Protection PC product:

  • Common Component Framework 2.79.316
  • Antivirus 14.179.103
  • Browsing protection 2.179.4796

New features:

Antivirus:

  • New modernized "scanning platform" utilizing both installed signatures and cloud-based detection technology. With the new scanning platform, product installation is faster and a number of old software components have been removed giving a more lightweight product. This brings about a number of other changes, detailed below.
  • Real-time scanning now removes all malware automatically without prompting (see next point about an exception).
  • Low-risk potentially harmful applications will not be blocked and removed automatically. Instead, real-time scanning will report them without blocking and the user will be able to exclude them from detection if so wished.
  • DeepGuard no longer prompts the user for action, blocking all harmful or suspicions applications automatically. To allow an application, click on "Unblock" in the Events list entry for this blocked application.
  • A new "Run scanning with low priority" option for scheduled scanning allows scheduled scans to run with low CPU utilization. When enabled, scheduled scans will interfere less with other activities on the computer, while taking longer to complete.
  • Scheduled scanning no longer uses manual scanning settings. Instead, "Scan only known file types" and "Scan inside compressed files" can be configured for scheduled scans separately.
  • Scanning exclusions have been simpified and are available on a new Settings GUI page. DeepGuard uses the same scanning exclusions list and the "Application permissions" list specific to DeepGuard has been removed. Note that applications on this list allowed as before the product upgrade will be automatically migrated to the common exclusions list.

Removed features:

Common:

  • Windows Vista is no longer supported

Browsing Protection:

  • "Reinstall" button removed from settings as it was not working reliably enough.

Antivirus:

  • Scanning of POP3 e-mail traffic (both malware and spam scanning). Thus, "Spam filtering" settings page has been removed and the "Remove harmful e-mail attachments" setting has been removed from Virus protection settings.
  • DeepGuard configuration options: only the master On/Off switch remains, options like e.g. "Warn me about suspicious behavior" have been removed.
  • "Use advanced heuristics" Manual scanning setting has been removed.
  • Statistics information has been removed. We have plans to reintroduce improved statistics in the future.

 

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Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

Just had this.  A big upgrade!  Restart required, but that seems pretty regular on my machine.

 

Anti-Virus took a while to update - about 10 minutes - but this was hopefully due to the new  / changed functions, and will be quicker in future.

 

New features look good - but there's getting less to tinker with, meaning less to report as a beta tester (unless, of course, something goes wrong).

 

Would still like to see a darker theme - even if just the background of the UI.

 

One thing to note - my Internet connection seems to have slowed down this morning.  Quite possibly nothing to do with FSP, but thought it worth mentioning, in case others are experiencing the same.  Anything to do with Internet traffic scanning, perhaps? 

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

Hello,

 

Thanks for release. Too much interesting to get this!

 

With brief look (just installed recently) comes just with two small UI troubles.

All other dreams based on another reply https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Home-Security/no-news/m-p/89394/highlight/true#M3203 (before getting update), which looks like related with changes in fact;

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Just as F-Secure Ultralight with not-full screen UI mode. :)

 

Thanks for release else one time!

Many of things looks like great (except all other of them)!

 

/// added later:

 

Looks like that for situation, when application was blocked by user under the prompt (unknown application tried to do network connection),  this "decision" do not saved after upgrade (and if it was allowed)  - probably because this feature just totally dropped (not really noted under the release-notes; because I thought that "warn about suspicious action" and "unknown application tried to do network connection" was two different features);

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

no connection inpact after clean install on my main rig, still 930/260 mbs, no glitches so far.

good job folks

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

Not really understand point how FS Protection handle zipped/archives with fresh design (under the manual/context scan at least).

 

In somewhat reason (based on my experience) zipped/archive (or some type of them) file will be scanned (and if malicious can be - so - detected) just with direct scan for this file or (this file and other files) from related folder.

 

But if do scan the folder, folders or drive, which contain this zipped/archive file  - scanning process do not detect (or scan - based on UI / information of number-scanned files) them.

 

// but not....   picture-files too (as zipped/archives).

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

Same statement here Ukko, seems to be by design, unless you dl such file.
Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 179

Yes, probably based on point about drop the "advanced feature scanning"-option.

Just a little be strange works about (like strange different points - when current design work);

 

At least there have good points. If previously full scan can take with my system about hour or three hours;

With fresh design full scan is five minutes or thirty minutes. But with missing any detections (which can be under the some folders based on previous replies).

Superuser

Re : FS Protection PC Release 179

"DeepGuard configuration options: only the master On/Off switch remains, options like e.g. "Warn me about suspicious behavior" have been removed"

this is the only feature I would miss because I do think I should know  if a program is dangerous (even potentially).

Champion

Re : FS Protection PC Release 179

I kinda miss the DeepGuard detection dialog/popup. It displayed more information :)

 

But I can understand that new solution is better for novice users (less miss-clicked "whitelist" button).

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Superuser

Re : FS Protection PC Release 179

you aare right