FS Protection PC Release 213

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FS Protection PC Release 213

New Features:

Common:

  • Improved product messaging. On Windows 10 the product will use Windows toast notifications. On Windows 7 and 8 we have new design for notifications.
  • GDPR compliant permission to collect product improvement data. User can select to send product improvement data to F-Secure during installation or from common settings. Note: For beta users this option is locked to enabled and cannot be changed. If you feel that you don't want to contribute product improvement data you need to stop using the beta product.
  • User can select to receive tips and offers to the client. The choice can be made during installation or from common settings.

Fixed issues:

Common:

  • Security Cloud privacy policy link points to wrong privacy policy (PBL-3315)

Antivirus:

  • Malfunction not reported when fsulhoster stopped (PBL-3352)
  • Inappropriate and misleading messages when security features turned off (PBL-3342)
  • [LOC] Netherlands - "Tools" does not fit in button (PBL-3297)
  • Ransomware slider on when DeepGuard slider off (PBL-3296)
  • Fsfilecontrol.exe not exiting (SAFE_BUG-02254, PBL-3278)

Browsing Protection:

  • Childmode, element of allowed page from different domain was wrongly blocked. (PBL-3293)

  • Banking Protection Flyer Details button not working in a rare case. (PBL-3295)

  • Allowed and Denied Web Site List Management not working if Settings dialog was closed. (PBL-3341)

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Accepted Solutions
Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Hello Ukko Smiley Wink congrats for your solution: it works as you say.

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F-Secure

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Also, please note:

 

"Recent events" is under work and will be empty or just have a few entries. All old data from recent events is lost.

 

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Hello,

 

Thanks for release.

One strange point -> fresh TP213 is installed and currently (before restart) I did not receive any of toasts with Windows 10 (about anything). Furthermore, real-time scanning is broken maybe (since -> it will not trigger prompt about detected items. in fact, any action is allowed - include downloading malicious file).

// Will back after restart.

// // after restart - troublestuck is still there. does it potentially expected?

// // // such situation with three Windows 10 systems (where I tried). I will try to check about potential local troubles or with other system later.

 

Thanks!

Senior Member

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

 


@Ukkowrote:

Hello,

 

Thanks for release.

One strange point -> fresh TP213 is installed and currently (before restart) I did not receive any of toasts with Windows 10 (about anything). Furthermore, real-time scanning is broken maybe (since -> it will not trigger prompt about detected items. in fact, any action is allowed - include downloading malicious file).

// Will back after restart.

// // after restart - troublestuck is still there. does it potentially expected?

// // // such situation with three Windows 10 systems (where I tried). I will try to check about potential local troubles or with other system later.

 

Thanks!


Hey,

Just curious, does the product still quarantine eg eicars correctly on access? Just wondering if it's just the detection on download that's misbehaving or something more severe

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Senior Member

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Looks like I'm not getting any visible indicators either, the file is getting deleted though. (tried saving Eicar text from Wikipedia into a file, it got removed upon save) Also looked to me as if the downloads were in reality blocked, just silently. Since the changelog mentions Toast notifications were taken into use, I wonder if it matters that I have manually deleted the desktop shortcut.

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Hello,

 

With my current experience (before this TP too) - two of systems with trouble about "Quarantine" (trouble is saved even after reinstall). So, malicious item is not quarantined after manual context scan and is not cleaned (but detection there during manual context scan).

 

With potential TP213 real-time scanning trouble:

-- Possible to download malicious file and save it under filesystem; There by malicious file - I mean 'known'(?) harmful-rated file like eicar (for example).

-- Then it is possible to try launch/load/modify/copy/unpack different malicious items.

-- It is possible to create eicar-test file and save it (but maybe such point is pinned to first noted trouble with 'Quarantine' and it was possible before this TP too).

 

I will try to re-check it more with current hour. What if there is changes already.

 

Thanks!

 

// later added:

my previous reply was with words like """it will not trigger prompt about detected items""" - but I did mean something like "it will not trigger prompt about POTENTIALLY known malicious items" like it is known that previously such file/item/action will trigger real-time scanning prompt/flyer. Currently, such 'notification' is not visible AND,in fact, entire real-time scanning feature is kind of 'broken' - because any of action is allowed (download and save file; launch/modify/copy/unpack file; create fresh file and so on).

While potential "Toasts" are not visible with any other potential events too ('Time limits' as example; 'Disabled real-time scanning' and so on). Where was 'notification/prompt' previously - currently it is not visible with my systems. Also, sounds that disabled 'real-time scanning feature' did not trigger prompt "Turn ON" it.

 

I thought that maybe based on incomplete 'revent events' - such situation is expected. But strange point with real-time scanning abilities is a little be strange. I tried only with three systems (and all Windows 10). I will try to check it with Windows 7 maybe; and check about potential local-based reason for such situation.

 

Thanks!

Senior Member

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213


@Ukkowrote:

Hello,

 

With my current experience (before this TP too) - two of systems with trouble about "Quarantine" (trouble is saved even after reinstall). So, malicious item is not quarantined after manual context scan and is not cleaned (but detection there during manual context scan).

 

With potential TP213 real-time scanning trouble:

-- Possible to download malicious file and save it under filesystem; There by malicious file - I mean 'known'(?) harmful-rated file like eicar (for example).

-- Then it is possible to try launch/load/modify/copy/unpack different malicious items.

-- It is possible to create eicar-test file and save it (but maybe such point is pinned to first noted trouble with 'Quarantine' and it was possible before this TP too).

 

I will try to re-check it more with current hour. What if there is changes already.

 

Thanks!

 

// later added:

my previous reply was with words like """it will not trigger prompt about detected items""" - but I did mean something like "it will not trigger prompt about POTENTIALLY known malicious items" like it is known that previously such file/item/action will trigger real-time scanning prompt/flyer. Currently, such 'notification' is not visible AND,in fact, entire real-time scanning feature is kind of 'broken' - because any of action is allowed (download and save file; launch/modify/copy/unpack file; create fresh file and so on).

While potential "Toasts" are not visible with any other potential events too ('Time limits' as example; 'Disabled real-time scanning' and so on). Where was 'notification/prompt' previously - currently it is not visible with my systems. Also, sounds that disabled 'real-time scanning feature' did not trigger prompt "Turn ON" it.

 

I thought that maybe based on incomplete 'revent events' - such situation is expected. But strange point with real-time scanning abilities is a little be strange. I tried only with three systems (and all Windows 10). I will try to check it with Windows 7 maybe; and check about potential local-based reason for such situation.

 

Thanks!


I'm assuming you know but writing this to whoever else might be reading through this release posting: us beta users aren't actually expected to test the product against malware other than coincidentally bumping into malware during routine computer usage. There are certain safe samples that can be used for triggering various alarms in the product but if it's not obvious what's safe and what's not, do not download any samples for testing at all.

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Hello,

 

I managed to receive toast notification with fourth Windows 10 system - where I tried to perform clean installation of FS Protection (FsUninstallationTool / manual cleaning). Such installation with proper state of Quarantine (as potential point). Not sure about any other differences yet.

 

With tries to download eicar-test-file or to create it -> such action is prevented and toast is visible (but strange that "Location"-field of toast is about 'filename' only).

 

So, Toast and Real-time scanning should work. I will try to understand what is reason with another three Windows 10 systems (and to check about potential other toasts).

 


@nanonymewrote:

I'm assuming you know but writing this to whoever else might be reading through this release posting: us beta users aren't actually expected to test the product against malware other than coincidentally bumping into malware during routine computer usage. There are certain safe samples that can be used for triggering various alarms in the product but if it's not obvious what's safe and what's not, do not download any samples for testing at all.

Yes, I tried, usually, eicar-test file (or its modifications); other popular 'testfiles'; uncommon and unpopular false positives; some 'safe' PoC-files/manual tries with detection by F-Secure. It is good do not try indeed malware with normal system (or as stated - when it is unclear what is safe or what is not).

 

Thanks!

Senior Member

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

I've had 3 Win10 upgrades myself and got working toasts in two out of three. This is seeming alarmingly random to me :/ I suspect the precise contents of the Toasts may not be finalized but strange there's this much fluctuation where they work and where they don't

Superuser

Re: FS Protection PC Release 213

Hello,

 

Just as my own feedback about my own situation (and three other systems):

-> Clean reinstallation (with Uninstall Tool, manual clean up) for one device was helpful. There is still some trouble with 'Application and File Control' (partly another than before) - but toasts are there (as with entire clean installation with another device).

-> With one device clean reinstallation was not helpful - but maybe it was not indeed 'clean'. And there is also trouble with 'Application and File Control' (and real-time scanning).

-> With another device 'All OK' with 'Application and File Control' - but toasts are not visible. But looks like that real-time scanning is OK. And just silently block all events (only toasts are not visible).


With 'helpful clean reinstallation' was interesting point. It was clean(?) reinstallation - but after first toast (or further shutdown/turn on system) -> 'stuck' toasts from previous installation (probably not all of them - but some part; probably based on limits with seventeen? toasts) - appeared with Windows notifications area with fresh ones.

 

Thanks!