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Changelog

Version 6.10.300.1

  • New: Real-time file system protection compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Changed: Web Access Protection not compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Changed: Web Control not compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Changed: Firewall not compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Changed: Device Control not compatible with macOS 11 Big Su
  • All the features above are fully functional on macOS 10.12-10.15, the incompatibility will only affect macOS 11 Big Sur. For more information, follow link: https://support.eset.com/en/news7604

Version 6.9.200.0

  • Improved: Performance improvements of Real-time protection scanner in certain circumstances
  • Fixed: Rare crash of scanner under special conditions
  • Fixed: 100% CPU load of esets_proxy service during communication with ESET Enterprise Inspector
  • Fixed: Web and Email protection alerts were not displayed in management console
  • Fixed: Saving proxy port number in application preferences did not work
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements that improve overall product stability and security

Version 6.9.60.3

  • Fixed: Unable to install product via ESET Cloud Administrator Live Installer

Version 6.8.400.0

  • Improved: Lower CPU utilization of real-time scanner logs maintenance process
  • Fixed: Profiles used on network interfaces shows also inactive VPN interfaces
  • Fixed: Vulnerability when an attacker can abuse the product's TXT log files to get root rights under special circumstances. Thanks to Cees Elzinga from Danish Cyber Defence A/S; who reported this issue.
  • Fixed: Vulnerability when an attacker can stop ESET service and make macOS unprotected by the product. Thanks to Cees Elzinga from Langkjaer Cyber Defence A/S; who reported this issue.
  • Fixed: Rare temporary freeze of macOS during the product's module update
  • Fixed: Rare kernel panic triggered by firewall KEXT
  • Fixed: Prepartion of remote installation mode stuck on firewall settings
  • Fixed: Various minor updates and fixes that improve overall product stability and security

Version 6.8.1.0

  • Added: Support of macOS 10.15
  • Fixed: LPE vulnerability where regular user is able to add himself into privileged users without root rights under certain circumstances. Thanks to Cees Elzinga from Langkjaer Cyber Defence A/S; who reported this issue
  • Fixed: Scanning uses too much CPU power under special conditions
  • Fixed: Some web pages are loaded incorrectly
  • Fixed: Service crashes while connecting to Shared Local Cache

Version 6.7.900.0

  • Added: Firewall rules now support VPN network adapters
  • Changed: Improved: Splash screen is disabled by default
  • Improved: Significant improvements of scanning time for first time scan and for recurrent scan of any file
  • Fixed: Arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability - which allowed unprivileged user to misuse product and overwrite any system file – we would like to thanks RACK911 Labs for reporting this vulnerability
  • Fixed: Installation failed on OS X 10.11
  • Fixed: Crashes reported by users
  • Fixed: Blocking of VMWare Remote Console with error: "Failed to initialize ssl session to remote host"

Version 6.7.876.0

  • Added: ESET Endpoint Antivirus is notarized by Apple and recognized by Gatekeeper
  • Improved: Stability and performance of scanning
  • Fixed: ESET background service restarts under certain circumstances

Version 6.7.654.0

  • Fixed: In some cases, macOS is unresponsive for some time after waking from hibernation

Version 6.7.600.0

  • Added: Blocked kernel extensions trigger notification in ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)
  • Improved: Kernel extensions loading process
  • Improved: Enforcement of splash screen settings defined by ESMC policy
  • Fixed: Blank list of applications in Privacy Preferences on macOS Mojave
  • Fixed: MDM administrators experience issues with Privacy Preferences Policy Control when remotely deploying a policy on macOS
  • Fixed: Unable to load websites with self-signed SSL certificates
  • Fixed: Issues with new network detection on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar after waking from sleep mode
  • Fixed: Kernel panic under specific rare conditions
  • Fixed: Unable to filter VPN tunnels
  • Fixed: Unable to start product after component install
  • Fixed: Window layout reset collapses graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Fixed: Various functionality and stability improvements

Version 6.6.866.X

  • Added: Supports macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Fixed: Kernel panic occurs when Device Control rule for blocking Wi-Fi controller is enabled on some hardware
  • Fixed: Installation fails when Device Control kernel extension is not loaded on iMac Pro
  • Fixed: Broken symbolic links logged in scan log of on-demand scanner as error messages
  • Fixed: Firewall profile not applied upon connection to Wi-Fi network if SSID is used as trigger
  • Fixed: Incorrect priority in Device Control rules
  • Fixed: Activation fails when client uses proxy with own CA certificate
  • Fixed: System randomly freezes after waking up from sleep in IPv6 networks under specific conditions
  • Fixed: Some websites cannot be loaded when IPv6 is enabled
  • Fixed: Incorrect firewall profile is displayed in GUI when switched between different types of connections
  • Fixed: Incorrect categorization of some websites in Web Control
  • Fixed: Disabling displaying icon in menu bar results in an empty space
  • Fixed: Time Machine backup prompts ‘New device detected’ alert
  • Fixed: Various documentation and localization bugs

Version 6.6.866.0

  • Fixed: Kernel panic occurs when Device Control rule for blocking Wi-Fi controller is enabled on some hardware
  • Fixed: Installation fails when Device Control kernel extension is not loaded on iMac Pro
  • Fixed: Broken symbolic links logged in scan log of on-demand scanner as error messages
  • Fixed: Firewall profile not applied upon connection to Wi-Fi network if SSID is used as trigger
  • Fixed: Incorrect priority in Device Control rules
  • Fixed: Activation fails when client uses proxy with own CA certificate
  • Fixed: System randomly freezes after waking up from sleep in IPv6 networks under specific conditions
  • Fixed: Some websites cannot be loaded when IPv6 is enabled
  • Fixed: Incorrect firewall profile is displayed in GUI when switched between different types of connections
  • Fixed: Incorrect categorization of some websites in Web Control
  • Fixed: Disabling displaying icon in menu bar results in an empty space
  • Fixed: Time Machine backup prompts ‘New device detected’ alert
  • Fixed: Various documentation and localization bugs

6.6.800.1

  • Added: 64-bit architecture
  • Added: Advanced support of macOS's secure KEXT loading
  • Added: Subscription license support
  • Added: Simple support of ESET Business Account
  • Added: GoogleDrive compatibility
  • Added: Sanitized builds for better customer problem reporting
  • Changed: Updated legal terms and sensitive information handling due to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Improved: Scheduler functionalities
  • Improved: Stability, compatibility and security of the product through numerous bug fixes and improvements

Version 6.5.600.1

  • Added: The product avoids using symlink /Applications/.esets
  • Added: Partial support of HTTPS protocol in Web Access Protection and Web Control Protection (e.g., HTTPS blocking but no SSL scanning)
  • Fixed: Kernel panic after allowing Logitech utility software (Logicool) traffic in Interactive mode of firewall
  • Fixed: Rare kernel panic during product uninstall
  • Fixed: Problem in IMAP email protection
  • Fixed: Rare installation problems
  • Fixed: Problem installing on Mac with SxS UDF driver and devices
  • Fixed: No files are scanned when running On-demand or Custom scan with iPhone connected
  • Fixed: After upgrading the product on macOS 10.13, two GUI windows open after restarting the system
  • Fixed: Missing progress bar in Uninstaller
  • Fixed: Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 6.5.432.1

  • Added: Support for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Added: Legal changes (registered trademark symbols, legal wording related to copyright, etc.) to GUI
  • Changed: Splash screen modification for ESET Anniversary edition
  • Changed: Localization improvements
  • Fixed: ESET Service displays “Not Responding” error after the first installation computer restart
  • Fixed: Incorrect categorization of blocked URLs with more than one category
  • Fixed: macOS freezes after connecting Cannon scanners
  • Fixed: Various bug fixes and usability improvements

Version 6.4.246.x

  • Added: New signing certificate valid until March 4, 2022
  • Changed: Removed support for macOS 10.6 - 10.8
  • Changed: The update module triggers only after network connection is established
  • Fixed: Long boot time in Active Directory environments with many users and computers
  • Fixed: Kernel panic on load when an exclusion path is created with special characters in an ESET Remote Administrator policy
  • Fixed: Device Control logs appear even when the feature is disabled
  • Fixed: Endpoint does not report to ESET Remote Administrator that it is activated by ESET Remote Administrator
  • Fixed: Exclusions from Web access protection on ESET Endpoint Antivirus do not work correctly on macOS 10.12.3
  • Fixed: GUI freezes when opening Preferences when connected to large Active Directory account
  • Fixed: System log displays an error when installing using custom installation mode even though installation completes successfully
  • Fixed: "Privileges changed" alert displays after restart and login

Version 6.4.168.0

  • Added: Product will automatically try to restart ESET Service if it crashes
  • Added: Notification appears when ESET Service is not responding
  • Added: Ability to hide product icon in Menu Bar Extras (tray icon)
  • Added: OpenSSL replaced by Apple native security framework
  • Added: Firewall has ability to automatically allow software signed by Apple to access network
  • Added: Status notification about migration of Media Control to Device Control when upgrading from version 4 to version 6
  • Added: Product verifies ESET SSL certificate on all supported OS X/macOS
  • Added: Upgraded POCO parsing library to the latest build
  • Added: Setup information from Installer is stored as data and interpreted by ESET Service
  • Fixed: esets_proxy listening on port 57856
  • Fixed: Unnecessary and frequent logging by ESET Service after user changed /etc/pam.d/sudo
  • Fixed: Zero files scanned after completed scan in hard drive
  • Fixed: esets_proxy crash under various special circumstances
  • Fixed: Long delay after system reboot
  • Fixed: Kernel panic in version 6.4.161.0 on wrongly formatted exclusions in policy from ESET Remote Administrator
  • Fixed: Interactive firewall prompts appear for ESET signed software or Apple-signed software
  • Fixed: Unexpected error message shown in logs
  • Fixed: FaceTime is blocked by firewall in default configuration
  • Fixed: Notification that computer will shut down in 60 seconds but computer actually shuts down in 2 seconds
  • Fixed: Device Control logs appear even when the feature is disabled
  • Fixed: Incorrect name of Network protection module in Help section
  • Fixed: Application path for application rules created in ERA is not displayed
  • Fixed: Wording improvements in multiple language editions

Version 6.3.85.1

  • Fixed: Installation file will not open if package (.dmg) is downloaded from eset.com
  • Fixed: Multiple errors during rollback function
  • Fixed: "Error: Could not parse firewall operation" appears in logs after adding IPv6 address

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