What happened to ULAV?

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Regular Member

What happened to ULAV?

Was is discontinued?

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Superuser

Re: What happened to ULAV?

Hello  ! Ultralight engine is now the core of FS AV, ulav not intended to become a GP AV.

23
Regular Member

Re: What happened to ULAV?

Hi! What GP AV means?

23
Regular Member

Re: What happened to ULAV?

I think it's clear that I'm asking if htere's a point to use ULAV or not.

23
Regular Member

Re: What happened to ULAV?

Installed ULAV. What I see:

 

F-Secure Aquarius udate 20.06.2017

F-Secure Virgo update 20.06.2017

Hydra update 20.06.2017

Deepguard DB update 19.06.2017

F-Secure Ultraligh Core update 30.05.2017

 

and several more components updated. So IMHO it's not abandoned. Maybe some developer or mod can answer.

 

23
Regular Member

Re: What happened to ULAV?

Thanks for nothing...

 

 

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Superuser

Re: What happened to ULAV?

Hello,

 

I'm also just F-Secure user (not an official F-Secure staff or "mod who can answer");

So it will be only my own suggestions/feelings... and if you generally want to receive only an official response - my reply can be not useful there (quite likely 'receiving" official response should take some more time... maybe tomorrow as most-brief option; but maybe later);

 

--> What certain ask there?

 

Since... as you noted... it still possible to install and it receives updates. Also there some users who still used it (I did this with some systems; also F-Secure community user -> martink use and still place feedback about F-Secure ULAV);

 

Also  there missing any topics/replies/notifications about "discontinued" and all latest official replies was generally about "some potential improve-steps for F-Secure ULAV";

 

After your latest ask under community (and before this current ask) -> F-Secure ULAV with some cool changes and improve-things (this is included 'offline' main engine as option - if you use it - Ultralight generally goes be just as small additional layer, but not as main large layer; Tweaks and ticks for certain ULAV abilities and improves for some of them as scanning/browsing protection features).

 

Under beta-portal -> my own latest 'bug'-report was nine months ago. After this there was thirty four reports by other users. 

 

So it's not discontinued in full meanings, but with some limitation based on next point.

 

--> F-Secure ULAV is generally about F-Secure Ultralight-'technology';

 

As it already noted under this topic - "Ultralight"-design was integrated with FS Protection (F-Secure SAFE beta/technology preview) and basically  it can be with stable F-Secure SAFE already. At least, for Windows desktops.

 

Basically "Ultralight" usually described as AV-engine or certain cloud-based core;

Firstly it was partly added to mobile solutions, than to home Windows desktops.. and I able to think that will be added to business solutions.

 

So, current FS Protection for Windows is pretty "F-Secure ULAV" + another UI and with common Browsing Protection module (where available some additional features compare to F-Secure Ultralight AV);

 

Since 'modules/cores/engines' work for most of F-Secure solutions -> it will be up-to-dated;

But I think that most fresh features over-the-Ultralight will be with current stable solutions/FS Protection, than with F-Secure ULAV (which not clear for me about next design - even there possible some of meanings);


I feel there next points:

 

- you able to use while it work (and if it can be valid solution for your system);

- there indeed required some official responses and clarifications (at least, it will be interesting to read);

- you able to try use FS Protection (or so) - since Ultralight-technology (engine/core/design) added to this F-Secure solution (and it was main reason of F-Secure ULAV as it was noted by official responses);

- if you means something about "does bug-reports will be checked" - I not sure... with my experience - not all of my reports was with responses - but generally two or three of them was with response and fix-action. And it was one of most critical reports (while my other reports indeed can be ignored partly); So, at least, previously reports was monitored (not sure about current days);

 

Sorry for my reply. Good if there will be official response.

But since there community and there can be expected talk between users (also because you ask some points, which we able to discuss while there not comes any official answers);

 

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Superuser

Re: What happened to ULAV?

GP = general public
AV = Anti Virus
Superuser

Re: What happened to ULAV?

you are right, it's not abandoned, stil used as training and testing ground for evolutions which would or would no be added to FSP
Superuser

Re: What happened to ULAV?

There's a point using it if you are curiuous and willing to participate in a project sharing your experience with others, you do have to accept the risk of some uninstability.