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10.10 EA Client Filter Release (Sept. 28, 2022)

The Netsweeper Client Filter 10 has started on a new EA release cycle. For customers wanting a stable and long-tested Client Filter, the 9.70 GA or later release can be used. However, if you want to start testing the latest cutting edge filtering features and improvements use the Client Filter 10 release.

If you have any questions or concerns about planning an upgrade to this release, please contact Netsweeper Technical Support(support@netsweeper.com).

Return to the Client Filter 10x Release Notes page.

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10.10 Change Log

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Improvement

CF-1

Experimental Windows Client Filter bandwidth and performance improvements have been made. This must be enabled using an experimental flag. Talk to your SE for more information to join the Windows experimental performance BETA program.

New Feature

CF-14

Config Edit GUI support has been added for setting the uninstall password which supplements the -u argument options to force an uninstall password on install or via WebAdmin Client Filter Brand Settings.

Bug

CF-20

ConfigEdit now removes prior flags with -o, even if no -f is provided, reverting flags to the default.

Bug

CF-21

The Android Client Filter Policy Server did not stay properly set when configured in the GUI.

Bug

CF-23

Advanced Settings/ConifgEdit showed 'root' as the sample user.

Improvement

CF-24

Mac extension logging now uses the file system: /Library/Application Support/filter/logs/nscf_ext.log.

Bug

CF-25

MacOS did not perform proper per user filtering when the username had upper case and invalid characters. The Netsweeper Client Filter cookie was not properly sent back to the System Tray icon and serialized.

Bug

CF-29

The nsfilter-EA and nsfilter-GA did not get updated to a release that did not exist if the specific version was not previously made.

Bug

CF-31

Possible build corruption could occur when building custom brands. We have improved validation of the branding and building process to make sure we don’t create corrupt packages.

Bug

CF-32

The 9.60 Windows Client Filter did not filter IPv6 due to changes made to the default WinDivert rule. 9.70 and above fix this issue.

Improvement

CF-35

Experimental new Windows Filtering Platform driver has been added to the Windows Client Filter. This driver can be optionally enabled for experimental testing in the Config Edit or Settings Windows. Please talk to your SE on how to join the Windows performance BETA program.

Improvement

CF-36

The old Layered Service Provider (LSP) has been removed. Client Filter 10 and above will no longer support Windows Vista and older.

Bug

CF-38

When decrypting SSL on the Client Filter 9.x and below, a large response header could hang the data randomly. This could cause some websites to not render properly or consistently.

Improvement

CF-42

nMonitor tray icon enable/disable did not automatically hide/show the tray icon when using the configuration GUI only. This works with Remote WebAdmin Push Config.

Bug

CF-44

A Windows internet connectivity monitor has been added.

Improvement

CF-45

The Windows SQLite3MultipleCiphers has been updated from version 1.3.4 to version 1.5.2 and the third_party_licenses have been updated with proper library names.

Improvement

CF-46

The Windows openjpeg library has been upgraded from version 2.4.0 to version 2.5.0.

Improvement

CF-47

The Windows zlib library has been upgraded from version 1.2.11 to version 1.2.12.

Improvement

CF-48

The Windows tiff library version has been upgraded from version 4.3.0 to version 4.4.0.

Improvement

CF-50

The Windows platform now uses the OpenSSL library instead of libressl 3.4.1.

Bug

CF-51

Google Drive for Windows has been added to the 'Filtering Exceptions' List.

Bug

CF-55

The bcrypt library was missing the license in the readme.

Improvement

CF-60

Third party licenses have been updated with all the latest lib builds.

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