What’s New

BrowseControl Change Log

Version Updates

Version 5.4.1

June 19, 2019

  • Added an option to Redirect Clients (push method) from an old cwServer to a new cwServer.
  • Fixed an issue where the cwClient causes Internet loss during the client upgrade.

Version 5.3.3

Feb. 1, 2019

  • Introduced UIA filtering technology to BrowseControl.
  • Added User Mode support for AccessPatrol.
  • Optimized bandwidth tracking to reduce database file size.
  • Improved enPowerManager’s Wake on LAN functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where the cwConsole closes every 50 minutes.
  • Enhanced AccessPatrol’s available device list.
  • Enhanced the CWUserActivity.log
  • Added an option to restart the cwServer periodically.
  • Added an option to delete bandwidth data.
  • Fixed an issue with the hyperlinks not working in the Sites Visited report.
  • Added AccessPatrol device data and Bandwidth data to the Auto Delete Scheduler.
  • Reduce the BrowseReporter logo file size down to 10KB
  • Added Web service as a backup method for updating BrowseControl’s URL lists.

Version 5.3.2

Nov. 9, 2018

  • Added Categories blocked in the cwBlockedURL.log. Improved UI for this option on the cwConsole
  • Added Database Compression, Backup and Restore, Auto Delete Scheduler for SQL database
  • Fixed an issue with the cwServer not starting when it loses connection to the SQL/Firebird database.
  • Fixed an issue where BrowseControl sometimes block Internal IP addresses
  • Integrate Block QUIC traffic into the cwMetroClient – Enabled by default
  • Optimize cwClient upgrade
  • Added cwClientSetup Installer log
  • Added a new option in Enable Stricter Handshake – Computer name only: Renaming a computer will result in only one entry on the console

Version 5.3.1
July 30, 2018

  • Fixed a compatibility bug

Version 5.3.0
July 5, 2018

  • New Database Support – Microsoft SQL Server
  • Includes a Database Migration tool to migrate your existing FireBird database to SQL
  • Easy Database Upgrade Tool
  • Remote Client Install – Export results in a log file
  • Added a command line switch to uninstall the cwClient
  • Added Antivirus information in the cwClient.log
  • Improved cwMetroClient performance
  • URL Filter Optimized – validate URL format before adding it to the lists
  • Fixed a bug with productivity report not allowing dashes in the URL
  • Fixed a bug with Category Filtering subscription expiring prematurely

Version 5.2.6
Jan 26, 2018

  • Fixed an issue that was causing upload slowness
  • Fixed a few issues related to the stability of the cwClient
  • Fixed a bug that caused Category Filtering subscription to expire prematurely

Version 5.2.5
Nov 24, 2017

  • Added a new feature to enforce Google Safe Search
  • HTTPS Advanced Settings is now compatible with Windows 7 and 8
  • Added a option to move computer to another folder in the right click menu
  • Optimized cwAgent code for better caching
  • Added an option to block Cortana’s Web Search (Tools > Client Settings > Internet Connection)
  • Fixed a bug that causes cwTrack.exe to crash
  • Fixed a bug that causes cwAgent.exe to crash relating to MSVCR90.dll
  • Reordered the BrowseControl menu items

Version 5.2.4
Sept 22, 2017

  • Fixed a bug in BrowseControl Category Filtering

Version 5.2.3
Sept 1, 2017

  • Added additional log file for remote client install

Version 5.2.2
August 9, 2017

  • Added an option to enable stricter client connection handshake

Version 5.2.1
June 26, 2017

  • Added additional links in the cwConsole for licensing support and live chat
  • Fixed a few minor bugs with the cwClient

Version 5.2.0
June 1, 2017

  • HTTPS Filtering for allowing or blocking full URLs
  • Sign Windivert with MS Hardware signature
  • Fixed a cwClient agent issue related to ntdll.dll

Version 5.1.5
May 9, 2017

  • Added an option to switch web filtering mode from cwMetroClient to cwClient for Windows 10 and Windows 2016 computers.
  • Added compatibility with Windows Server 2016.
  • Optimized the CurrentWare Console to improve load speed (applicable to network with 500+ PCs/users)

Version 5.1.4
March 14, 2017

  • Added a notification to Internet scheduler to remind user when Internet is about to be turned off.
  • Added an option to automatically assign license when a new computer connects.
  • Added an option to disable QUIC traffic (Block UDP).
  • Added advanced settings in installer toggle the installation of required components.
  • Added an option to configure Firebird port in cwClient.
  • Created a Command line to change client, upload and firebird ports.
  • Fixed a Quota Settings bug that causes Internet OFF on some client computers.
  • Enhanced the License Expiry Methods for Category Filtering.
  • Fixed a bug with Remote Client Install Finished with Server name -I (dash I).
  • Fixed a bug with Hotfix validation changes preventing Remote Client install to start.
  • Updated driver files to prevent Windows 10 from prompting Digital Signature.

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


    • Fixed an issue with Web filtering on Windows XP computers


    • 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


    • 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


    • Fixed a few compatibility issues with the CurrentWare Server installer


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


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


    • 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.


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


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


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


    • 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


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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


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


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


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


    • BrowseReporter – enhanced URL uploading functionality


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


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


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


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


    • Improved automatic client upgrade
    • Performance enhancements


    • LSP technology activated for BrowseControl only


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


    • Performance enhancements


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