What’s New

BrowseControl Change Log

Version Updates

Version 5.1.3
Dec 28, 2016

  • Added an option to view the cwBlockedURL.log file from the cwConsole.
  • Added an option to import blocked URLs into the URL Filter.
  • Added a recovery routine for BrowseControl’s Web Filtering process.
  • Improve the speed of Category Filtering.
  • Fixed an issue with digital signature affecting one of BrowseControl’s minor processes.
  • Optimized cwClient to reduce “Server Busy: Switch to” error from Chrome and Firefox.

Version 5.1.2
Oct 26, 2016

  • Added the “Run Backup Now” button on the Database Backup Scheduler to perform one-time backup.
  • Added an easier way to install additional CurrentWare Solutions on the CurrentWare Console.
  • Added a new feature to log blocked URLs to help identify URLs to be added to the Allowed list.
  • Implemented a new methodology to detect missing cwProvider layers (BrowseControl) and reinstall the layers automatically.
  • Fixed an issue with the Remote Client Uninstall does not happen on slower computers.
  • Optimized duplicate computer name validation by using MAC address as the unique identifier.
  • Added a separate log file for automatic client upgrade.
  • Resolved an issue causing high CPU usage on Windows 10 client computers.

Version 5.1.1
Sept 12, 2016

  • Enhanced Category Filtering with URL based filtering for Search Criteria
  • Modified Installer compression method

Version 5.1.0
July 7, 2016

  • Enhanced Internet Scheduler by listing the status (Enabled or Disabled) on the the window.
  • Removed URL limits from Internet Scheduler’s Custom Allowed or Blocked list.
  • Removed the one minute gap discrepancy between each schedule on the Internet scheduler.
  • Added more categories to Category Filtering
  • Display Warning message is compatible with HTML codes
  • enPowerManager – Added the option to enable or disable Require a password on Wakeup
  • Database Scheduler – Added the option to change backup location
  • Added Search capability in the License Management window
  • Added maintenance reminder to keep your support plan up to date.
  • Added new log – CWUserActivity.log
  • Added a link to provide product feedback
  • Upgraded to .NET Framework v3.5
  • Note: Windows XP is not compatible with version 5.1 onwards.

Version 5.0.7
June 1, 2016

  • Enhanced Web Filtering for Download Filter for Windows 10
  • Enhanced Category Filtering’s IP Bypass for Windows 10
  • Enhanced URL Filter’s Allowed list for Windows 10

Version 5.0.6
April 20, 2016

  • CurrentWare is fully compatible with Windows 10
  • BrowseControl can control the Internet access of Microsoft Edge
  • Added an option to enable advanced log files from the CurrentWare Console
  • Added an option to modify the CurrentWare Server service start up type (to automatic delayed start)
  • Added an option to enable/disable Check for update
  • Modified BrowseControl to restrict Internet access from Outlook Web search
  • Fixed an issue with Download filter
  • Version 5.0.5
    March 14, 2016

    • Fixed an issue with the operator permission

    Version 5.0.4
    Dec 29, 2015

    • Optimized the Automatic Client Upgrade process.
    • Reduced the client upgrade file.
    • Remote Client Install is now compatible with Windows 10 client computers.
    • Modified the Remote Client Install window.
    • Changed the location of the log files.
    • Fixed a bug with the Custom Category Scheduler.
    • Fixed a bug with importing URLs to the URL Filter.
    • Fixed a bug with URL upload when the URL contains special characters.

    Version 5.0.3
    Nov 5, 2015

    • Added upload port option in Server manager Setting.
    • Added an option to expand or collapse the folders on the CurrentWare Console.
    • Optimized database compression for Firebird database 64-bit.
    • Optimized the CurrentWare Client service when using proxy settings.
    • Optimized AppBlocker for Windows 10.
    • Automatically download and install .Net Framework v3.5 during the CurrentWare Server installation.
    • Fixed a bug in the Internet scheduler for custom category.
    • Fixed a bug with the database backup scheduler for 64-bit machines.

    Version 5.0.2

    • New Database Maintenance option – automatically compress the Database after deleting URLs.
    • Added a new port to enhance communication between the CurrentWare Client and Server.
    • Added an option to bypass private IP addresses with Category Filtering to optimize connection to intranet portals and applications.
    • Added a 2nd Client Service (cwHelper.exe) to keep the CurrentWare Client running stablely.
    • Opitmized Firebird for 64-bit operating system.
    • Fixed an upgrade issue where the database is not upgrading if the version installed is older than version 4.4.0

    Version 5.0.2

    • Added Compatibility Support for Chrome 64-bit

    Version 5.0.1

    • Added Compatibility Support for Chrome 64-bit

    Version 5.0.0

    • Fixed an issue with the CurrentWare Client Password character limitation
    • Fixed an issue with the Database Back up Scheduler
    • Fixed an issue with the Bypass list to bypass Application launched over the network.
    • Added a new option called “Auto Delete URL Scheduler” – automatically delete URLs that are older that x number of days. This feature will help administrator maintain the database by reducing the overall file size by deleting older data automatically.
    • Added Software Update Notification – Check for Update

    Version 4.4.7.0

    • Fixed an issue with Web filtering on Windows XP computers

    Version 4.4.6.0

    • BrowseControl is now compatible with IPv6 traffic.
    • Fixed a bug with Category look up when connecting through a proxy server.
    • Fixed a bug when the display warning message not showing up when connecting through a proxy server.
    • Fixed a bug with the download filter and blocking of MP3 files
    • Fixed a bug with Copy group settings not copying “Download filters” in some scenarios

    Version 4.4.5.0

    • Fixed an issue of Internet Explorer 11 crashing on Windows 8.1 64-bit
    • Fixed a few issues that caused the install and uninstall of the CurrentWare Server to encounter errors
    • Updated the User Guides

    Version 4.4.4.0

    • Fixed a few compatibility issues with the CurrentWare Server installer

    Version 4.4.3.0

    • Added a new feature: Track Asset – export user and computer details to an excel sheet
    • Added vcredist_x86 and vcredist_x64 to the installer

    Version 4.4.2.0

    • Fixed an issue that caused Firefox to crash when it is low on memory

    Version 4.4.1.0

    • Fixed a bug when multiple computers have the same computer name, active user will be blank for both computers
    • Fixed a bug where the cwServer cannot CF look up when the cwServer is connected through a proxy
    • Fixed a bug where a window user is logged into the computers more than 100 times – user will be missing
    • Fixed a bug where HTTPS Filtering cannot properly filter a website, causing it to display the “Page not loading” error message
    • Automatically fill in the computer name of the CurrentWare Server on the Remote Client Install window.

    Version 4.4.0.0

    • Added Custom Category Blocked list for BrowseControl’s Internet Scheduler
    • Optimized an issue with Chrome crash (“Server Busy” error message)
    • Fixed an issue with Internet Explorer 11 crash upon launch
    • Fixed an issue with the Install menu being disabled
    • Added a notification for the CurrentWare Server when the file size reaches 1GB
    • Added a new welcome window when you launch CurrentWare Console for the first time
    • Modified the wsck32.dll file to fix a special portal connection issue for a customer

    Version 4.3.4.0

    • Added new categories for Category Filtering
    • Added a backup scheduler for the CurrentWare Server database
    • Tweaked the software modification process to backup database during modification
    • Optimized issue with Chrome encountering “Switch-to Server Busy” error
    • Added new categories, Zipped Files, to the download filter
    • Fixed an issue where Chrome (v32 and v33) crashes when exiting the browser

    Version 4.3.3.2

    • Fixed an issue with BrowseControl not blocking Internet access on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1
    • Fixed a bug that caused Internet Explorer 11 to crash randomly
    • Fixed an issue where the active user was not showing up as logged in on the CurrentWare Console
    • Fixed an IP address issue when the CurrentWare Client is connecting to the CurrentWare Server over a Public IP address (WAN)
    • Added Proxy setting configuration to Category Filtering
    • Fixed a button on the Remote Client Install window
    • Automatically remove “asterisks” from the URL filter to prevent invalid entries on the list

    Version 4.3.3.1

    • Add proxy option to Category Filtering.
    • Add view Category Filtering log from CurrentWare Console
    • Optimize CurrentWare agent – agent recreation if it crashes.

    Version 4.3.3.0

    • Client Restart Schedule: automatically restart the CurrentWare Client at scheduled time. Help troubleshoot performance related issues.
    • Added new Categories to the Category Filtering List

    Version 4.3.2.2

    • Added 20 new categories to Category Filtering
    • Redesigned the appearance of the “Check for Update” Window for patching to new versions
    • Fixed a bug with BrowseReporter not tracking Chrome Internet usage for some Windows operating system with specific regional settings
    • Fixed a bug with the CurrentWare Server Manager

    Version 4.3.2.1

    • Optimized Category Filtering for faster browsing experience
    • Fixed issue with BrowseReporter tracking on Google Chrome
    • Enhanced Bypass application feature

    Version 4.3.2.0

    • Removed “unmanaged computers” from license management
    • Optimized Category Filtering
    • Fixed a bug in Category Filtering that was blocking Internal sites
    • Fixed a bug where websites on Internet Explorer 10 won’t load
    • Integrated patching
    • Enhanced upgrade process (maintain previously installed database)
    • Enhanced the subject line for BrowseReporter’s email report

    Version 4.3.0.0

    • Implementation of URL Category Filtering with over 100 URL Categories.
    • Internet filtering with IE 10: resolved with “Enable Enhanced Protected Mode” for both Metro, Desktop applications in Windows 8 OS.
    • Windows 8 32 and 64 bit compatible
    • Modified Internet scheduler/timer inconsistency
    • Resolved cwagent password prompt

    Version 4.2.0.6

    • Combined 32-bit and 64-bit setup files into a single setup file for CurrentWare Server/Console/Solution/Clients
    • Updated BrowseReporter’s tracking – it is now compatible with the latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and many other popular browsers.
    • Added “Copy group settings” to all solutions

    Version 4.2.0.5

    • BrowseControl – HTTPS filtering optimized
    • Firebird database updated to 2.5.
    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.2.0.4

    • BrowseControl – Internet Explorer browser crash resolved
    • BrowseReporter – URL upload functionality optimized

    Version 4.2.0.2

    • New BrowseControl Feature – HTTPS filtering supported on all browsers
    • BrowseReporter – new reporting by specified URL
    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.2.0.1

    • BrowseReporter – enhanced URL uploading functionality

    Version 4.2.0.0

    • New BrowseControl Feature – Internet Quota Limit
    • BrowseControl – LSP optimized
    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.1.0.7

    • New AccessPatrol Feature – Email reports
    • AccessPatrol supports 64-bit platform
    • enPowerManager – override power management policy if an application is still running.

    Version 4.1.0.6

    • AccessPatrol – Device reporting optimized
    • enPowerManagement – advanced power management policies

    Version 4.1.0.5

    • New AccessPatrol Feature – Device reporting
    • enPowerManagement – advanced power management policies
    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.1.0.4

    • Improved automatic client upgrade
    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.1.0.3

    • LSP technology activated for BrowseControl only

    Version 4.1.0.2

    • BrowseControl – Characters “*” and “_” allowed in the bypass list

    Version 4.1.0.1

    • Performance enhancements

    Version 4.1.0.0

    • AccessPatrol added to the new CurrentWare console.  The new console consists of BrowseControl, BrowseReporter, AccessPatrol and enPowerManager