Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

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Scholar

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Having the same problem here.
- macOS 10.14 (18A391)
- kernel: Darwin 18.0.0
- XFence 1.8.88

Whenever Mojave crashes it reports XFence Kernel extension in the backtrace section of the panic report.
Scholar

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Same problem. Upgraded to Mojave, repeated random crashes. Followed the breadcrumbs & figured out XFence was responsible, disabled it. No more crashes! Is XFence really an orphan?
F-Secure Product Manager

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Sorry for the long quiet period on the Xfence front. We concentrated our team effort on the Mojave release and are currently working on a small maintenance release for SAFE MAC. After that we will take a look at the Xfence beta and hopefully solve the crash issues on it.

 

-Cale

Aspirant

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Cale,

 

I'm really glad to hear XFENCE has not been forgotten. Are there any unofficial (and totally non-committal) ETAs on XFENCE getting some attention?


Thanks!

Scholar

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

+1 Crashing in a few seconds of logging in if XFence is enabled.

 

XFence  1.8.88

macos 10.14

 

For whatever reason, my second Admin account on this mac does not crash. That's an account I only log in to  do high-level admin things, and that account seems to run fine.

F-Secure Product Manager

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

If the issues are solvable with reasonable effort, we plan to release a new version before end of year.

 

-Cale

Scholar

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

UPDATE: My seldom-used admin account also became effected, so I had to:

 

- Restart in Safe Mode, then

- Remove the kernel from Library/Extensions

 

I'll await that update.

 

Thanks.

Scholar

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Such unrealiable development cycle management and unresponsive support are determining project’s feature; I see no light at the end ... And on the other hand, Apple integrated  it’s functionalities into the latest macOS.

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Regular Member

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

I have same issue - but my MacBook pro will crash *every time* after system start-up.

On my case, the issue started with me enabling the XFENCE on Computer Protection for Mac version 17.2. On macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
As I was unable to use my computer, I restored the system from Time Machine backup.

Then shortly afterwards, a notification of update for Computer Protection for Mac started to pop up.
Once I installed the update, the crash returned - without me enabling the XFENCE! (The crashes were accompanied with multiple XFENCE dialogs where various [apparently] system components requested access to various system files.)

The same issue persisted after updating the macOS to 10.14 Mojave, as well as the latest OS update 10.14.1.

A support case has been created. I was instructed by F-Secure support specialist to remove the XFENCE.kext in Single User Mode, after updating the Computer Protection.

I did that, but it DID NOT clear this problem. Computer Protection for Mac updated from version 17.2 to the current one, with XFENCE.kext deleted from /Library/Extensions, still causes my Mac to crash right after start-up, before login.
Full system restore from Time Machine, restoring the Computer Protection to version 17.2, is the only way out.

Aspirant

Re: Xfence and MacOS Mojave - reported crashes

Integrated into the latest macOS?  Only a small subset, to be sure.  I really want to have XFence back up and running.  Without it, I lose a ton of security.

 

I wish they'd release a supported version of it already.  I'm happy to plunk down cold hard cash to keep this running on my machine.