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Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Windows

This section contains the release notes for Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools (BEST) for Windows. For the BEST for Windows user's guide, go to this section.

For BEST for Windows release notes from 2019-2021, refer to this document.

Version 7.9.12.418

Release dates:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.31

  • Slow ring: 2024.06.04

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes, on slow ring, the improvements and fixes delivered with BEST versions 7.9.12.414 and 7.9.12.415, released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Anti-Tampering

  • Callback Evasion detections have been improved.

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

  • Implemented internal optimizations to enhance the performance of the security agent.

  • Product console commands, including Power User CLI, are no longer case-sensitive.

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • Addressed a specific scenario where the module caused critical errors (BSOD). The issue has been fixed.

  • The security agents could not connect to the Bitdefender Global Protective Network, when the communication was configured through Relay and the DNS was not configured.

  • The installation could not be completed during certain custom deployments. This issue has been fixed.

  • Resolved a cleanup issue in the ProgramData folder. This issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.10.392.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.12.418, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.12.415

Release dates:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.28

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • Addressed a specific scenario where the module caused critical errors (BSOD). The issue has been fixed.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.12.415, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.12.414

Release dates:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.23

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Anti-Tampering

  • Callback Evasion detections have been improved.

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

  • Product console commands, including Power User CLI, are no longer case-sensitive.

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Product

  • The security agents could not connect to the Bitdefender Global Protective Network, when the communication was configured through Relay and the DNS was not configured.

  • The installation could not be completed during certain custom deployments. This issue has been fixed.

  • Resolved a cleanup issue in the ProgramData folder. This issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.10.392.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.12.414, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.11.412

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.20

  • Slow ring: 2024.05.21

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • Addressed a scenario where the module caused critical errors (BSOD). The issue is now fixed.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.11.412, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.11.407

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.14

  • Slow ring: 2024.05.15

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • In some cases, executable files added to the Blocklist could still be run. This issue has been fixed.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.11.407, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.11.406

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.05.07

  • Slow ring: 2024.05.08

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the BEST version 7.9.11.404 released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • The module blocked a particular website even if it was added as an exclusion. This issue has been fixed.

Power User

  • The CLI version of the module displayed Ransomware Mitigation as disabled, even if it was enabled from the policy.

Product

  • In some cases, endpoint users were incorrectly notified in Windows Action Center and in the local GUI that the product was out of date.

  • Advanced Threat Control displayed command line detections with additional spaces, leading to potentially incorrect exclusions.

  • The Education web category from Content Control was incorrectly translated.

  • The product installation failed when a reconfigure agent task was in progress, and another task started afterwards.

  • The security agent failed to install the latest product updates. This issue has been fixed.

  • In some cases, starting updates from the notifications displayed in the Windows Action Center caused the product update to fail with error 21.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.11.406, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.11.404

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.04.24

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • The module blocked a particular website even if it was added as an exclusion. This issue has been fixed.

Power User

  • The CLI version of the module displayed Ransomware Mitigation as disabled, even if it was enabled from the policy.

Product

  • Advanced Threat Control displayed command line detections with additional spaces, leading to potentially incorrect exclusions.

  • The Education web category from Content Control was incorrectly translated.

  • The product installation failed when a reconfigure agent task was in progress, and another task started afterwards.

  • The security agent failed to install the latest product updates. This issue has been fixed.

  • In some cases, starting updates from the notifications displayed in the Windows Action Center caused the product update to fail with error 21.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.11.404, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.10.392

Released date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.04.04

  • Slow ring: 2024.04.04

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Anti-Tampering

  • The Anti-Tampering module has been removed from the local interface until it becomes available with the next major GravityZone update.

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • Addressed an issue where the Firewall caused critical errors (BSOD) after updating to version 7.9.10.390.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.10.392, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.10.390

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.04.01

  • Slow ring: 2024.04.03

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.9.10.387 released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Anti-Tampering

  • Added support for the new Anti-Tampering feature that will be released with the next major GravityZone update. The module is disabled on endpoints at the moment with no impact on the current capabilities of the security agent.

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.11.0.

Power User

  • The Command Line Interface (CLI) version of the module is now the default option when selecting Power User from the system tray. The GUI version can still be accessed through the EPPowerConsole.exe file.

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and requires no action from your side.

  • You are now notified in the local interface when:

    • a quarantined file has been restored to your system.

    • the endpoint requires a restart to complete an update, a malware disinfection action, a patch installation, to configure installed modules, and to resolve a threat found by Sandbox Analyzer.

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Trellix Agent 5.x

    • Trellix Endpoint Security 10.x

  • New Bitdefender Global Protective Network addresses have been added. You must update your firewall rules to cover them. For more information, refer to GravityZone (on-premises) communication ports.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • In some situations, applications blocked according to Application Blacklisting rules could still be accessed. This issue has been fixed.

Product

  • In some cases, the security agent services stopped when product updates remained in progress.

  • In some cases, the security agent remained in an active state after the uninstall process finished causing system issues.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.10.390, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.10.387

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.03.26

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.11.0.

Power User

  • The Command Line Interface (CLI) version of the module is now the default option when selecting Power User from the system tray. The GUI version can still be accessed through the EPPowerConsole.exe file.

Product

  • The endpoint update mechanism is being improved. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

  • You are now notified in the local interface when:

    • a quarantined file has been restored to your system.

    • the endpoint requires a restart to complete an update, a malware disinfection action, a patch installation, to configure installed modules, and to resolve a threat found by Sandbox Analyzer.

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Trellix Agent 5.x

    • Trellix Endpoint Security 10.x

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • In some situations, applications blocked according to Application Blacklisting rules could still be accessed. This issue has been fixed.

Product

  • In some cases, the security agent remained in an active state after the uninstall process finished causing system issues.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.10.387, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.9.381

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.03.06

  • Slow ring: 2024.03.11

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out. This update is silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • Starting with this release, we are going to bring improvements to the endpoint update mechanism. These improvements are being rolled out in stages and require no action from your side.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • In a specific scenario, the rules set through Network Protection > Application blacklisting were not applied correctly.

Product

  • Security fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.9.381, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.9.370

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.02.21

  • Slow ring: 2024.02.22

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out, on fast ring. This update will be silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some situations, the Datto RMM integration was not working correctly after updating the security agent to product version 7.9.9.367.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.9.370, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.9.367

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2024.01.29

  • Slow ring: 2024.02.06

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Power User

  • The Power User module is now also available through the Command Line Interface (CLI). This change reduces the disk size of the installed product, eliminates the Chromium dependency and supports more GravityZone features. For more information, refer to Using the Power User module.

Network Protection

  • A new Network Protection driver is being rolled out, on fast ring. This update will be silent, with no action required from your side (no agent reconfiguration required).

Product

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Avast Business Security 23.x

    • Adaware antivirus free 12.x

    • TotalAV 5.x

  • Enhanced support for removing the following incompatible security product:

    • Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Agent 6.x

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • In some situations, the Network Protection module caused performance issues.

Antimalware

  • In a specific scenario, Linux path exclusions added in the policy prevented the Antimalware On-Access scan from working correctly.

Content Control

  • The module blocked multiple website categories that were allowed in the policy, after updating the security agent to product version 7.9.8.350.

Product

  • In some cases, the security agent incorrectly reported the user last login time to the GravityZone console.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.9.367, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.8.350

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.12.04

  • Slow ring: 2023.12.06

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • Internal fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.8.350, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.8.346

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.11.13

  • Slow ring: 2023.11.20

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.9.8.343 released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Live Search

  • The Live Search feature is now compatible with ARM64 architecture CPUs.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • Exclusions were not being taken into account when scanning registries. This issue has been fixed.

  • In specific cases, the security agent crashed when a new product version was available.

Product

  • Addressed an internal issue that caused the product update process to fail with error -1007.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.8.346, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.8.343

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.11.09

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Live Search

  • The Live Search feature is now compatible with ARM64 architecture CPUs.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • Exclusions were not being taken into account when scanning registries. This issue has been fixed.

  • In specific cases, the security agent crashed when a new product version was available.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.8.343, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.7.336

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.10.30

  • Slow ring: 2023.10.31

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.9.7.334 released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Content Control

  • The Content Control module now blocks SSL connections, from non-browser processes to malicious domains. This improvement is going to be gradually enabled on all endpoints.

Product

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Trellix Agent

    • Trellix Endpoint Security Platform

    • Trellix Endpoint Security Adaptive Threat Protection

    • Trellix Endpoint Security Threat Prevention

    • Trellix Endpoint Security Web Control

  • Enhanced support for removing the following incompatible security product:

    • Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent 14.x

  • Callback evasion notifications are now displayed for users when:

    • The product’s integrity is compromised and the system administrator needs to be contacted.

    • A system restart is required to restore the product's integrity.

    • The product is no longer compromised.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • When enabled in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the Encrypted ClientHello (ECH) protocol prevented content filtering and traffic scanning.

Security for Exchange

  • Discovery Search Mailboxes no longer take license slots for the Security for Exchange module.

Product

  • Fixed incompatibility with Ninja Agent that prevented the product from updating.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.7.336, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.7.334

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.10.23

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Content Control

  • The Content Control module now blocks SSL connections, from non-browser processes to malicious domains. This improvement is going to be gradually enabled on all endpoints.

Product

  • Enhanced support for removing the following incompatible security product:

    • Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent 14.x

  • Callback evasion notifications are now displayed for users when:

    • The product’s integrity is compromised and the system administrator needs to be contacted.

    • A system restart is required to restore the product's integrity.

    • The product is no longer compromised.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • When enabled in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the Encrypted ClientHello (ECH) protocol prevented content filtering and traffic scanning.

Security for Exchange

  • Discovery Search Mailboxes no longer take license slots for the Security for Exchange module.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.7.334, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.6.331

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.10.05

  • Slow ring: 2023.10.11

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process. For more information, refer to this article.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions 7.9.6.329 and 7.9.6.330 released on fast ring.

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • In some cases, rules configured in the policy were no longer applied after a period of time, resulting in blocked applications.

  • In some cases, the Firewall module crashed after changing the Network Adapter settings.

Product

  • In some cases, the Support Tool generated empty or corrupted reports. This issue has been fixed.

  • Internal fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.6.331, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

Version 7.9.6.330

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.09.27

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some cases, the Support Tool generated empty or corrupted reports. This issue has been fixed.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.6.330, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

  • Updating your endpoints to BEST version 7.9.5.318, released on fast ring, can fail due to an issue with one of the filter drivers. Endpoints affected by the issue will be displayed as offline in Control Center since August 17, or the latest date a product update has been attempted. To fix this issue, refer to this article.

Note

These issues occur with security agents, which are updated from versions ranging between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.4.313 to version 7.9.5.318.

Version 7.9.6.329

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.09.25

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • In some cases, the Firewall module crashed after changing the Network Adapter settings.

Product

  • Internal fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process may fail with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.6.329, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

  • Updating your endpoints to BEST version 7.9.5.318, released on fast ring, can fail due to an issue with one of the filter drivers. Endpoints affected by the issue will be displayed as offline in Control Center since August 17, or the latest date a product update has been attempted. To fix this issue, refer to this article.

Note

These issues occur with security agents, which are updated from versions ranging between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.4.313 to version 7.9.5.318.

Version 7.9.5.324

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.09.11

  • Slow ring: 2023.09.12

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 may require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions 7.9.5.318 and 7.9.5.322 released on fast ring.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Users are now notified whenever the communication between endpoints and the GravityZone console cannot be established.

  • Users are now notified whenever communication with the Incidents Server cannot be established.

  • Implemented internal optimizations for enhanced stability of the security agent.

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.9.1

Resolved issues

Integrity Monitoring

  • The Integrity Monitoring module did not generate Change events for files that have been accessed and modified from another endpoint, through Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • In some cases, the EDR module caused performance issues on Remote Desktop Servers (RDS), when users connected via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Product

  • Security fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process to version 7.9.5.322 fails with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks used to add new modules on previous security agent versions require endpoints reboot. After rebooting and updating the endpoints to version 7.9.5.324, you must run a new Reconfigure agent task.

  • Updating your endpoints to BEST version 7.9.5.318, released on fast ring, can fail due to an issue with one of the filter drivers. Endpoints affected by the issue will be displayed as offline in Control Center since August 17, or the latest date a product update has been attempted. To fix this issue, refer to this article.

Note

These issues occur with security agents, which are updated from versions ranging between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.4.313 to version 7.9.5.318.

Version 7.9.5.322

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.09.04

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • Security agents with product versions between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.5.318 will require an endpoint reboot to complete the update process.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.9.1

Product

  • Users are now notified whenever communication with the Incidents Server cannot be established.

Resolved issues

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • In some cases, the EDR module caused performance issues on Remote Desktop Servers (RDS), when users connected via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Product

  • Security fixes.

Known issues

Product

  • The update process to version 7.9.5.322 fails with error -2011. You must run the update again to complete the process.

  • Reconfigure agent tasks that are used to add new modules require endpoints reboot. After rebooting the endpoint, you must run the Reconfigure agent task again to complete the process.

  • Updating your endpoints to BEST version 7.9.5.318, released on fast ring, can fail due to an issue with one of the filter drivers. Endpoints affected by the issue will be displayed as offline in Control Center since August 17, or the latest date a product update has been attempted. To fix this issue, refer to this article.

Note

These issues occur with security agents, which are updated from versions ranging between 7.8.4.269 and 7.9.4.313 to version 7.9.5.318.

Version 7.9.5.318

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.08.17

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Users are now notified whenever the communication between endpoints and the GravityZone console cannot be established.

Resolved issues

Integrity Monitoring

  • The Integrity Monitoring module did not generate Change events for files that have been accessed and modified from another endpoint, through Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Version 7.9.4.313

Release date: 2023.08.10

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • In a particular situation, the exclusions defined in Web Access Control for websites did not function as intended. This issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.4.306.

Version 7.9.4.306

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.07.31

  • Slow ring: 2023.08.02

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.9.4.303 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Antimalware

  • The Antimalware module can now monitor files that use the .log and .gif extensions.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Coro Cybersecurity

    • Cylance PROTECT, version 3.x

Resolved issues

Integrity Monitoring

  • The Integrity Monitoring module generated Renamed events instead of Deleted events when a monitored file was deleted.

Antimalware

  • The module did not detect files transferred at the same time on a network share via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

  • The security agent did not allow the safe removal of external storage devices when the Antimalware module was installed.

Content Control

  • The module blocked a particular web address, which had been excluded in the policy, while the Web Proxy category was configured for blocking.

Network Protection

  • The Network Protection module blocked certain websites. The issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.4.303, released on fast ring.

Product

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.9.4.303

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.07.26

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Antimalware

  • The Antimalware module can now monitor files that use the .log and .gif extensions.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Coro Cybersecurity

    • Cylance PROTECT, version 3.x

Resolved issues

Integrity Monitoring

  • The Integrity Monitoring module generated Renamed events instead of Deleted events when a monitored file was deleted.

Antimalware

  • The module did not detect files transferred at the same time on a network share via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

  • The security agent did not allow the safe removal of external storage devices when the Antimalware module was installed.

Content Control

  • The module blocked a particular web address, which had been excluded in the policy, while the Web Proxy category was configured for blocking.

Product

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.9.3.298

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.07.03

  • Slow ring: 2023.07.04

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions 7.9.3.297 and 7.9.3.297 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • The Support Tool and Uninstall Tool are now console applications.

  • The bruteForce parameter that can be used when uninstalling the security agent is now available only for product versions starting with 7.x.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security product:

    • Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.x

Resolved issues

Content Control

  • The Content Control module did not block web pages when a proxy was used. The issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.2.290

Network Protection

  • The update process failed with error –1018 on endpoints with the Network Attack Defense module installed.

Exchange Protection

  • The Exchange scan was not working correctly. This issue has been fixed.

Firewall

  • The Firewall module caused endpoints to temporarily lose network connectivity when starting services or when changing policies. This issue occurred on Windows 10 and 11 systems.

Product

  • The Relay agent failed to properly remove old installation kits, leading to high disk usage.

  • The Sysprep tool did not work properly on endpoints with product version 7.8.3.x and higher.

  • Internal fixes.

Version 7.9.3.297

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.06.29

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • The Firewall module caused endpoints to temporarily lose network connectivity when starting services or when changing policies. This issue occurred on Windows 10 and 11 systems.

Version 7.9.3.296

Release date:

Fast ring: 2023.06.27

Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • The Support Tool and Uninstall Tool are now console applications.

  • The bruteForce parameter that can be used when uninstalling the security agent is now available only for product versions starting with 7.x.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security product:

    • Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.x

Resolved issues

Content Control

  • The Content Control module did not block web pages when a proxy was used. The issue affected endpoints with product version 7.9.2.290

Network Protection

  • The update process failed with error –1018 on endpoints with the Network Attack Defense module installed.

Exchange Protection

  • The Exchange scan was not working correctly. This issue has been fixed.

Product

  • The Relay agent failed to properly remove old installation kits, leading to high disk usage.

  • The Sysprep tool did not work properly on endpoints with product version 7.8.3.x and higher.

Version 7.9.2.290

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.06.08

  • Slow ring: 2023.06.13

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.9.2.289 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Antimalware

  • You can now create certificate hash exclusions for PowerShell scripts.

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.8.1.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • CrystalIDEA Uninstall Tool 3.x

    • Sophos Endpoint Agent, version 2022.4.x

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • In some cases, the Firewall module blocked applications already excluded in the policy.

Patch Management

  • The module postponed the application of patches if the Relay server was not reachable.

Antimalware

  • The module could not quarantine Java Archive files, even though the archives could be deleted.

Network Protection

  • The Network Protection module prevented browsers from accessing web pages when Web Access Control was enabled. The issue occurred after updating the security agent to version 7.9.2.289, released on fast ring.

Product

  • The local console failed to open when accessed from Start Menu. The issue occurred after updating the security agent to version 7.9.1.285.

  • The local console displayed the default contact information for technical support when the language was changed, instead of the details defined in the policy.

Version 7.9.2.289

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.06.06

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Antimalware

  • You can now create certificate hash exclusions for PowerShell scripts.

Live search

  • Osquery has been upgraded to version 5.8.1.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Added support for removing the following security products:

    • CrystalIDEA Uninstall Tool 3.x

    • Sophos Endpoint Agent, version 2022.4.x

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • In some cases, the Firewall module blocked applications already excluded in the policy.

Patch Management

  • The module postponed the application of patches if the Relay server was not reachable.

Antimalware

  • The module could not quarantine Java Archive files, even though the archives could be deleted.

Product

  • The local console failed to open when accessed from Start Menu. The issue occurred after updating the security agent to version 7.9.1.285.

  • The local console displayed the default contact information for technical support when the language was changed, instead of the details defined in the policy.

Version 7.9.1.285

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.05.16

  • Slow ring: 2023.05.17

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions 7.9.1.280, 7.9.1.281 and 7.9.1.283 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Advanced Anti-Exploit

  • Bitdefender has optimized LSASS detection reporting for less traffic and less disk space required to store events on endpoints.

Integrity Monitoring

  • The endpoint users are no longer distracted by Integrity Monitoring status alerts whenever a Suspend or Resume task runs.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • The Antimalware module caused a system slowdown when copying files from network shares.

  • Custom scan displayed incorrect paths in the local scan log when multiple scan tasks occurred at the same time.

Advanced Threat Control

  • Addressed an issue where Advanced Threat Control caused critical errors (BSOD) after updating to version 7.9.1.280 released on fast ring.

Live search

  • The Live Search feature was unavailable on endpoints although it was enabled in the policy.

Network Protection

  • The security agent blocked Remote Desktop connections when the Network Attack Defense module was enabled in the policy along with the Scan RDP option.

Content Control

  • In a particular case, the Content Control module prevented PDF files from being downloaded from a website. The website remained in a loading state and eventually displayed the page as inaccessible.

  • Events generated by the Data Protection rules displayed IPs instead of web addresses when keyword filters were added for web traffic.

Policies

  • The default policy was assigned on endpoints instead of the correct policy when assignment rules applied.  The default policy did not contain the previous assignment rules.

Product

  • Multiple managed endpoints could not communicate with the GravityZone console and were listed as unmanaged.

  • The logging session started when gathering support tool logs using command line or from the GravityZone console remained active for long periods of time.

  • Addressed a specific scenario where the product caused critical errors (BSOD). The issue is now fixed.

Version 7.9.1.283

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.05.10

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Advanced Threat Control

  • Addressed an issue where Advanced Threat Control caused critical errors (BSOD) after updating to version 7.9.1.280 released on fast ring.

Version 7.9.1.281

Release date:

Fast ring: 2023.05.08

Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Content Control

  • Events generated by the Data Protection rules displayed IPs instead of web addresses when keyword filters were added for web traffic.

Version 7.9.1.280

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.04.26

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Integrity Monitoring

  • The endpoint users are no longer distracted by Integrity Monitoring status alerts whenever a Suspend or Resume task runs.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Live search

  • The Live Search feature was unavailable on endpoints although it was enabled in the policy.

Network Protection

  • The security agent blocked Remote Desktop connections when the Network Attack Defense module was enabled in the policy along with the Scan RDP option.

Content Control

  • In a particular case, the Content Control module prevented PDF files from being downloaded from a website. The website remained in a loading state and eventually displayed the page as inaccessible.

Antimalware

  • Custom scan displayed incorrect paths in the local scan log when multiple scan tasks occurred at the same time.

Policies

  • The default policy was assigned on endpoints instead of the correct policy when assignment rules applied.  The default policy did not contain the previous assignment rules.

Product

  • Multiple managed endpoints could not communicate with the GravityZone console and were listed as unmanaged.

  • The logging session started when gathering support tool logs using command line or from the GravityZone console remained active for long periods of time.

  • Addressed a specific scenario where the product caused critical errors (BSOD). The issue is now fixed.

Version 7.8.4.270

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.03.29

  • Slow ring: 2023.04.04

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.8.4.269 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Patch Management

  • The Bitdefender Endpoint Security Service crashed during Patch Management assessment when unavailable patches were returned. The issue occurred on endpoints with version 7.8.4.269, released on fast ring.

  • Microsoft Office 365 was not included in the Patch Management scan. This issue is now fixed.

Policies

  • Policies were not being assigned on endpoints when using a location assignment rule with hostname.

Product

  • An incorrect path was created when installing security agents with Relay role. This behavior led to inaccurate rules in Windows Firewall and affected versions starting with 7.7.2.x.

  • The security agent installation crashed on Windows Server 2016 endpoints with a very large number of certificates.

Removed features

Product

  • Live Search is no longer supported for x86 architecture endpoints.

Version 7.8.4.269

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.03.28

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Policies

  • Policies were not being assigned on endpoints when using a location assignment rule with hostname.

Patch Management

  • Microsoft Office 365 was not included in the Patch Management scan. This issue is now fixed.

Product

  • An incorrect path was created when installing security agents with Relay role. This behavior led to inaccurate rules in Windows Firewall and affected versions starting with 7.7.2.x.

  • The security agent installation crashed on Windows Server 2016 endpoints with a very large number of certificates.

Removed features

Product

  • Live Search is no longer supported for x86 architecture endpoints.

Version 7.8.3.265

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.03.09

  • Slow ring: 2023.03.13

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Content Control

  • The Content Control exclusions did not work properly when using a blocking action in Web Access Control Scheduler on endpoints with product version 7.8.3.263.

Version 7.8.3.263

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.03.01

  • Slow ring: 2023.03.08

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.8.3.259 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Live Search

  • You can now execute Live Search queries using the command line interface. The Live Search feature is part of the Early Access programs.

Product

  • Security content updates are now automatically performed with each product update to ensure optimal performance. 

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools has removed some processes and folders from the exclusions lists on Exchange servers to improve performance and stability. For more information, refer to the official Microsoft documentation.

Resolved issues

Advanced Threat Control

  • In certain scenarios, endpoints encountered critical errors (BSOD) when the Advanced Threat Control module was active.

Content Control

  • Fixed an issue that caused Content Control to create a temporary Windows profile for automatic logins.

  • The Content Control module prevented the GravityZone console from properly reporting blocked web addresses and the applied web rules in the Blocked Websites report.

Antimalware

  • Removed the unused caching database files on partitions smaller than 1GB.

  • Fixed an issue where the Antimalware module failed to report detections of infected browser plugins in certain scenarios.

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • Fixed an issue that caused cached DNS servers to be used for EDR submission.

Integrity Monitoring

  • Fixed an issue that caused Integrity Monitoring to generate empty reports.

Product

  • The security agent caused high CPU usage on Microsoft Windows Server 2019.

Version 7.8.3.259

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.02.23

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Live Search

  • You can now execute Live Search queries using the command line interface. The Live Search feature is part of the Early Access programs.

Product

  • Security content updates are now automatically performed with each product update to ensure optimal performance. 

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Advanced Threat Control

  • In certain scenarios, endpoints encountered critical errors (BSOD) when the Advanced Threat Control module was active.

Content Control

  • Fixed an issue that caused Content Control to create a temporary Windows profile for automatic logins.

  • The Content Control module prevented the GravityZone console from properly reporting blocked web addresses and the applied web rules in the Blocked Websites report.

Antimalware

  • Removed the unused caching database files on partitions smaller than 1GB.

  • Fixed an issue where the Antimalware module failed to report detections of infected browser plugins in certain scenarios.

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • Fixed an issue that caused cached DNS servers to be used for EDR submission.

Integrity Monitoring

  • Fixed an issue that caused Integrity Monitoring to generate empty reports.

Product

  • The security agent caused high CPU usage on Microsoft Windows Server 2019.

Version 7.8.2.254

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.02.06

  • Slow ring: 2023.02.06

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Network Attack Defense

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Network Attack Defense module from updating security content.

Version 7.8.2.248

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.01.26

  • Slow ring: 2023.02.02

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Policies

  • GravityZone assigned the default policy instead of the new policy when applying new assignment rules.

Security for Exchange

  • Fixed an issue that prevented policies from being applied to endpoints.

Antimalware

  • Fixed an issue that caused the security agent to create database registry files on partitions smaller than 1 GB.

  • In certain scenarios, endpoints encountered critical errors (BSOD) when the Antimalware module was active.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Antimalware module to prompt users to take actions on clean files.

Relay

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Reconfigure Client task from being applied to BEST Linux endpoints when using Windows Relay as an update server.

Content Control

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Content Control from blocking websites on newer editions Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022.

Product

  • The security agent caused high CPU usage on Microsoft Windows Server 2019.

Version 7.8.1.244

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2023.01.03

  • Slow ring: 2023.01.10

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools versions 7.7.2.230 and 7.8.1.241 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • The security agent now automatically scans USB devices before users log into the Windows system.

  • Added support for Windows 11 Enterprise Multi-Session (22H2).

  • Added support for Windows ARM64 CPUs. The following features are supported:

    • Antimalware

    • HyperDetect

    • Firewall

    • Content Control

    • Network Attack Defense

    • Integrity Monitoring

    • Device Control

    • Full Disk Encryption

    • Sandbox Analyzer

    • Endpoint Risk Analytics

    • Endpoint Detection and Response

    • eXtended Detection and Response (available only for GravityZone Cloud)

    The following features are not yet supported:

    • Advanced Anti-Exploit

    • Patch Management

    • Application Control (available only for GravityZone On-Premise)

    • Power User

    • Security for Exchange

    • Security Server - the Relay role

    Support for these features on Windows ARM64 will be added in time.

    Note

    • On endpoints with ARM64 CPUs, Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools supports only Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools is available for ARM64 CPUs only through the Windows downloader.

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some cases, the Bitdefender Endpoint Protected Service generated high RAM usage after updating endpoints to version 7.8.1.241.

Bitdefender EDR

  • Fixed an issue that caused multiple website false positives when using Bitdefender EDR.

Version 7.8.1.241

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.12.13

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • The security agent now automatically scans USB devices before users log into the Windows system.

  • Added support for Windows 11 Enterprise Multi-Session (22H2).

Version 7.7.2.230

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.11.24

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Bitdefender EDR

  • Fixed an issue that caused multiple website false positives when using Bitdefender EDR.

Version 7.7.2.228

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.11.15

  • Slow ring: 2022.11.17

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.7.2.227 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Firewall

  • The default Firewall driver has changed.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • The information window title now reflects the product name.

  • The Crypto Miner threat detection has been added.

  • The Power User module is now available in Vietnamese.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing specific websites while the SSL Scan option was enabled.

Advanced Threat Control

  • In some situations, the Advanced Threat Control module caused high memory usage and performance issues.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Service to crash when Advanced Threat Control was installed.

Exchange Protection

  • Fixed an issue that caused Exchange Protection to mark multiple valid emails as spam.

Product

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the security agent from detecting samples during unpacking archived files.

Version 7.7.2.227

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.11.10

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Firewall

  • The default Firewall driver has changed.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

  • The information window title now reflects the product name.

  • The Crypto Miner threat detection has been added.

  • The Power User module is now available in Vietnamese.

Resolved issues

Network Protection

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing specific websites while the SSL Scan option was enabled.

Advanced Threat Control

  • In some situations, the Advanced Threat Control module caused high memory usage and performance issues.

Exchange Protection

  • Fixed an issue that caused Exchange Protection to mark multiple valid emails as spam.

Product

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the security agent from detecting samples during unpacking archived files.

Version 7.7.1.216

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.09.21

  • Slow ring: 2022.09.28

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Content Control

  • Content Control detection events now contain details about the web categories of blocked websites. You can view these categories in the Event log section.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Antimalware

  • The product was causing high disk usage when scanning certain SSD drives.

Firewall

  • Fixed an issue that was causing network disconnects for Intel-based NICs.

EDR Sensor

  • Fixed an issue that caused the IP addresses of the source of remote Windows logins (RDP) to not be recorded.

Version 7.6.3.212

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.09.06

  • Slow ring: 2022.09.19

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • Fixed an issue that prevented endpoints from being displayed in the Amazon EC2 Integration.

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.6.3.211

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.08.30

  • Slow ring: 2022.08.30

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.6.3.210 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some situations, endpoints failed to reflect the scan mode set through a Reconfigure Client task. The issue occurred on version 7.6.3.210, released on fast ring.

  • Security fixes.

Advanced Threat Control

  • Addressed an issue where the Advanced Threat Control feature caused critical errors (BSOD).

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Endpoint Detection and Response module from displaying the correct hostname of remote attackers.

Version 7.6.3.210

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.08.24

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Advanced Threat Control

  • Addressed an issue where the Advanced Threat Control feature caused critical errors (BSOD).

Endpoint Detection and Response

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Endpoint Detection and Response module from displaying the correct hostname of remote attackers.

Product

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.6.2.207

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.07.27

  • Slow ring: 2022.08.03

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Patch Management

  • You can now see when a patch installation is in progress. The event is available in the Event log whenever a new installation begins.

Resolved issues

Firewall

  • Fixed an issue that caused network disconnects for Intel-based network interface cards.

Exchange Protection

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Exchange Malware Detected notifications from being received in the console or by email.

Network Attack Defense

  • The Network Attack Defense module prevented domain joined endpoints from receiving group policies.

Content Control

  • Fixed an issue that caused filtering inconsistencies for web categories across multiple Windows 10 endpoints.

Patch Management

  • In some situations, the patch installation was performed outside the scheduled interval set in the maintenance window.

Version 7.6.1.203

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.07.12

  • Slow ring: 2022.07.13

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • Endpoints that have used installation kits with versions up to 6.6.16.222 failed to complete maintenance operations such as uninstall, or reconfigure, after updating to version 7.6.1.202. This is now fixed.

Version 7.6.1.202

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.06.28

  • Slow ring: 2022.07.05

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools is now available in Japanese language.

  • Added support for removing the following incompatible security products:

    • Trend Micro Apex One Security Agent 14.x

    • Qi An Xin Enterprise Security Assistant

Resolved issues

Product

  • Fixed an issue that affected a few product files after an unexpected shut down.

Network Protection

  • Exclusions created using wildcards failed to work properly for websites with invalid certificates.

Antimalware

  • The Antimalware module displayed On-Access as disabled in the local interface even though it was enabled in the policy.

Power User

  • The Remarks column was displayed when accessing a policy with Power User however, it contained no information. The column is now available only in the GravityZone console.

Policies

  • Fixed an issue that caused rule-based policies to change constantly.

Version 7.5.3.195

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.06.09

  • Slow ring: 2022.06.15

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some cases, the security content update process resulted in error code -1016. The issue is now fixed.

EDR

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the EDR module from generating incidents for remote Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) dumps.

Version 7.5.3.192

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.05.27

  • Slow ring: 2022.05.30

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.5.3.190 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools is now available in Vietnamese language.

Resolved issues

Product

  • The security agent was not displayed as running in Windows Security Center after updating to version 7.5.3.190 released on fast ring.

  • In some situations, the security agent failed to display the Exchange Protection module in the local interface even if the module was installed and running. 

Policies

  • Fixed an issue that caused assignment rules to apply incorrectly.

Network Protection

  • The module scanned multiple secure connections resulting in error 400 Bad Request. The issue is now fixed.

Patch Management

  • Fixed an issue that prevented scheduled patch scans and deployments to run properly.

Version 7.5.3.190

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.05.24

  • Slow ring: -

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Product

  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools is now available in Vietnamese language.

Resolved issues

Policies

  • Fixed an issue that caused assignment rules to apply incorrectly.

Network Protection

  • The module scanned multiple secure connections resulting in error 400 Bad Request. The issue is now fixed.

Patch Management

  • Fixed an issue that prevented scheduled patch scans and deployments to run properly.

Product

  • In some situations, the security agent failed to display the Exchange Protection module in the local interface even if the module was installed and running. 

Version 7.5.2.186

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.05.02

  • Slow ring: 2022.05.09

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Patch Management

  • Software applications are now visible in the Event log section. Under Patch Management events you can see successfully installed patches, patches that require a reboot, or failed installations.

  • Now users can choose between multiple time intervals to postpone a system restart. They can postpone a reboot until a more convenient time up to one day.

Product

  • Added support for upcoming features available with the next major GravityZone release.

Resolved issues

Patch Management

  • The Patch Caching Server failed to download patches and caused high CPU usage.

Antimalware

  • On-demand scans affected the indexing service of Windows 11 systems resulting in a reset of indexed items. After this, the Windows indexing process started automatically from the beginning.

Product

  • When installed the security agent removed the Xpient update service due to incompatibility with the application. The issue is now fixed.

Version 7.5.1.177

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.04.05

  • Slow ring: 2022.04.11

Important

  • This version also includes on slow ring the improvements and fixes delivered with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools version 7.5.1.172 released on fast ring.

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Content Control

  • The Content Control module is now available for Windows servers including Citrix virtual apps and desktops and is designed to monitor user session traffic. For existing installations, the module is available through a Reconfigure agent task, while new installations require packages configured accordingly. For more information refer to Content Control on Windows servers.

Resolved issues

  • All fixes previously delivered for workstations with version 7.5.1.172 are now also available for servers.

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.5.1.172

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.03.29

  • Slow ring: -

Important

  • During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

  • This update applies only to Windows workstations on fast ring.

Resolved issues

Advanced Anti-Exploit

  • Advanced Anti-Exploit was blocking the installation of CAB files.

Patch Management

  • Patch Management was skipping patch downloading when additional actions were required, such as accepting EULA terms.

  • The module was causing high CPU usage on the Relay machine when the Patch Caching Server could not download patches requested by a large number of endpoints.

Policies

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the assignment rules to be applied incorrectly.

  • Certain hosts would have the default policy as active, instead of the custom one which had been assigned to them.

Product

  • Update Server was failing to tunnel HTTPS connections when another proxy was set up in the user's OS.

  • Epprotectedservice.exe would not run after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

  • In some circumstances, the endpoints could not communicate with the Control Center.

  • Minor translation change related to German GUI label.

  • Fixed an issue that was causing analysecrash.exe to crash.

  • In some cases, GravityZone did not display the correct MAC address.

  • Vlflt.sys was causing the exchange server to crash.

  • Too many DNS requests were being generated when verifying IP addresses.

Version 7.4.4.159

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.02.16

  • Slow ring: 2022.03.07

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

eXtended Detection and Response (XDR)

  • Added support for the new Active Directory sensor that can be configured to collect and process user login information.

Version 7.4.3.146

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.01.27

  • Slow ring: 2022.02.02

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

New features and improvements

Full Disk Encryption

  • The Full Disk Encryption configuration window now uses an enhanced font color providing more visibility and easier focus to users.

Resolved issues

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

  • The Bitdefender Endpoint Protected Service caused high CPU usage on a few Windows Server 2012 systems with the Endpoint Detection and Response module enabled.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented endpoints communicating through Relay from sending EDR incidents to Control Center.

  • The EDR incidents submission was failing when endpoints lacked DNS server configuration.

Ransomware Mitigation

  • In a corner case scenario, the Ransomware Mitigation module caused false positive detections.

Endpoint Risk Analytics (ERA)

  • Vulnerable applications could not be patched using the Patch App button from the App Vulnerabilities section, even though the Patch Management module was licensed and properly configured.

Product

  • In some cases, endpoints failed to communicate with the GravityZone console when using an IPv6 to IPv4 VPN tunneling.

  • In a particular situation, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 machines were incorrectly displayed in the GravityZone console as Linux systems.

  • Security fixes.

Version 7.4.2.142

Release date:

  • Fast ring: 2022.01.04

  • Slow ring: 2022.01.05

Important

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

Resolved issues

Product

  • In some situations, the Support Tool feature used for troubleshooting collected and removed directories located at the same destination path as the saved logs. The issue was encountered only when running the tool locally using command line or the executable file.

  • Product installation remained in pending in a ConnectWise Automate environment integrated with GravityZone.