Release Notes

Version 5.4.2
Oct 4, 2019
  • Improved BrowseReporter's data upload process with web services
  • Moved the cwClient to a different folder to improve security
  • Added monthly frequency with email reports
  • URL filter is now compatible with IP addresses
  • Fixed a performance issue with BrowseControl and Firefox browsers
  • Fixed a few bugs with BrowseReporter's reports

Version 5.4.1
June 19, 2019
  • Redesigned all of the BrowseReporter's reports.
  • Redesigned all of the AccessPatrol's reports.
  • Merged the File Operation History Report and the File Transfer Report.
  • Added a new AccessPatrol feature called Access Code Generator - to provide temporary access to endpoint devices.
  • Added User Mode support to AccessPatrol's device tracking.
  • Added an option to Redirect Clients (push method) from an old cwServer to a new cwServer.
  • Reduced data upload size for Bandwidth tracking to fix data upload issues.
  • Fixed a bug in BrowseReporter that caused browsing slowness on certain portal websites on Chrome.
  • Fixed an issue where the cwClient caused Internet loss during the client upgrade.
  • Optimized enPowerManager's Wake on LAN option.

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 the option to Show Specific Category to "URL Categories Visited" and "Top N Categories by Browsing Time"
  • 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
  • Fixed a few issues with AccessPatrol's Device Allowed list
  • 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
  • BrowseReporter URL tracking is now compatible with Chrome v68 (released on July 25)
  • Fixed an issue with Auto Delete Scheduler deleting BrowseReporter data unintentionally

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
  • New AP report - File Transfer History with source and destination locations
  • AccessPatrol will display a warning message when a user plugs in a blocked device
  • Added encrypted USB to device allowed list
  • Easy Database Upgrade Tool
  • Improved cwMetroClient performance
  • Email alerts will now display the last URL and Domain visited that triggered the alert
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fixed an issue with tracking websites from French Chrome
  • Fixed a data upload issue when the URL CUID = 0
  • Fixed an issue with blocking specific SDHC cards

Version 5.2.7
March 7, 2018
  • Fixed an issue with BrowseReporter not tracking data on Firefox 64-bit browsers
  • Fixed an issue cwTrack.exe and cwClient.exe crashing randomly

Version 5.2.6
Jan 26, 2018
  • Added a new feature to save a copy of the report (during the scheduled email reports)
  • Added a new language - Dutch
  • Reduced the file size of the default BrowseReporter logo in the reports
  • 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 new report - Social Media Activity by Domain
  • Added a option to move computer to another folder in the right click menu
  • Optimized cwAgent code for better caching
  • Fixed a bug with the USB File Transfer History report
  • Added an option to block Cortana's Web Search (Tools > Client Settings > Internet Connection)
  • Added scripts to enforce Firefox settings
  • 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 with BrowseControl's Category Filtering
  • Fixed a bug with BrowseReporter's data upload format

Version 5.2.3
Sept 1, 2017
  • Added an option to omit users with no data in AccessPatrol
  • Added a warning message when blocking WiFi network adapter
  • Fixed an issue with AccessPatrol blocking USB ethernet adapter
  • Added additional log file for remote client install

Version 5.2.2
August 9, 2017
  • Fixed an issue with AccessPatrol causing BSOD in some special cases
  • Added an option to enable stricter client connection handshake
  • Optimized Bandwidth tracking for HTTPS websites
  • Added external harddrive to the USB File Transfer History report
  • Added a feature to allow devices by serial number in AccessPatrol
  • Added a feature to export some reports in .CSV format

Version 5.2.1
June 26, 2017
  • BrowseReporter is compatible with Microsoft Edge version 40
  • Added links 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 (Windows 10 only). (more details)
  • AccessPatrol - Block New device - USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Enable Group Tree in BrowseReporter reports by default
  • Sign Windivert with MS Hardware signature
  • Fixed an issue with AccessPatrol blocking latest smartphone devices
  • 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 an option to rename Category names for Category reports.
  • Added an 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.
  • Set Default option for "URL Categories Visited" and "URL Category Summary" to "All Categories".
  • Fixed an issue with Category lookup not working with Proxy Server settings.
  • 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 'Available device list' UI is showing blank in Access Patrol due to arithmetic exception in stored procedure.
  • 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.
  • Fixed an issue with Application Tracking data is not showing in report with different date format.

Version 5.1.3
Dec 28, 2016
  • Added a new report - Category Drill Down.
  • Added an option to include Horizontal graph to the Top 10 Domains by Browsing Time report.
  • 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 a few minor issue with AccessPatrol reports.
  • 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
  • New Report - Employee Productivity Report. Assign categories and websites that are productive or unproductive to your company, to access the overall efficiency of your employees.
  • New Report - Social Media Activity. Display activities exclusively form the social media category.
  • New Report - Search Engine Keywords. Tracking of search engine keywords by your employees.
  • 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 an option to select Categories in Email Alerts.
  • 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.
  • Added a delay to the BrowseReporter warning message and show client icon in the system tray.
  • Removed a bug with email format validation in the Email Settings for Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • 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.
  • The quota measurement in Quota Limit has changed. Only Internet browsers will affect the quota.

Version 5.1.1
Sept 12, 2016
  • BrowseReporter is compatible with the latest version of Chrome (version 53)
  • Enhanced Category Filtering with URL based filtering for Search Criteria
  • Fixed an issue with USB tracking not working when multiple drives are connected
  • Modified Installer compression method

Version 5.1.0
July 7, 2016
  • New BrowseReporter Feature - Tracking Application Usage.
  • 4 new reports for Application Usage.
  • Optimized Exclusion List, Tracking Scheduler and Delete Data for Application Usage.
  • Added more details to the upload message from Request latest data/
  • 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
  • Fixed a bug with BrowseReporter's PCs/users selection
  • Fixed a bug with Email Report's corrupted profiles from previous version
  • 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
  • Enhanced Remote Screen Capture to capture 2nd monitor from any position (not just when it is on the right hand side)
  • Enhanced AccessPatrol's USB File Operations Report
  • 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 Email Report not sending due to "Operation not yet implemented"
  • Fixed an issue with Download filter

Version 5.0.5
March 14, 2016
  • Enhanced URL upload mechanism
  • Fixed an issue with the operator permission
  • Fixed an issue with exporting to .PDF while using Email Report

Version 5.0.4
Dec 29, 2015
  • BrowseReporter's Internet tracking is compatible with Windows 10's Microsoft Edge browser.
  • 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.
  • Modified the Email Report email content.
  • Changed the location of the log files.
  • Added an option to enable Bandwidth tracking on the CurrentWare Server installer.
  • Optimized the URL data upload process for BrowseReporter.
  • 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
  • New Feature! USB File Transfer History (AccessPatrol) - report on files that were copied and deleted onto a USB drive.
  • New Feature! Email Alert (BrowseReporter) - receive an email notification alert every time a user exceeds a limit based off specific websites visited.
  • 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 where email report fails to send when the report size is more than 10MB and when multiple emails are scheduled at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug in the Internet scheduler for custom category.
  • Fixed a bug with the database backup scheduler for 64-bit machines.
  • Fixed a bug with the power scheduler in enPowerManager.

Version 5.0.2
August 12, 2015
  • Compatible with Windows 10
  • New BrowseReporter Upload method – Upload Queue Manager allows you to manually choose which computers/users you want to upload data from.
  • New Database Maintenance option – automatically compress the Database after deleting URLs.
  • Added a new feature for enPowerManager – When shutting down a computer, implement a detection rule to determine whether to continue the shutdown or wait until the user is finishing their work.
  • 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 issue where sometimes BrowseReporter may show duplicate entries on the report.
  • Fixed an issue with data upload caused by incorrect symbol.
  • Fixed an issue where the custom date range was displayed incorrect when used with Email Reports.
  • Fixed an upgrade issue where the database is not upgrading if the version installed is older than version 4.4.0

Version 5.0.1
June 9, 2015
  • Added Compatibility Support for Chrome 64-bit

Version 5.0.0
April 21, 2015
  • Fixed an issue with Category Status email reports not sending after category subscription expired
  • Fixed an issue with the CurrentWare Client Password character limitation
  • Fixed an issue with the Last N Day not letting you select less than 7 days
  • Fixed an issue with the Database Back up Scheduler
  • Fixed an issue with the Bypass list to bypass Application launched over the network.
  • Email Reports supports Exchange server
  • 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 a new option – Ad-hoc data upload (Manually upload)
  • Added Software Update Notification – Check for Update
  • Added the option to edit a Report Profile

Version 4.4.8
March 12, 2015
  • Fixed an issue with BrowseReporter not tracking Internet activities on Google Chrome v41

Version 4.4.7
Nov. 28, 2014
  • Fixed an issue with Web filtering on Windows XP computers
  • Remove a day restriction with Run Report’s Last N day reporting period option

Version 4.4.6
Nov. 14, 2014
  • Added new reporting period options – Last N Days
  • Added new BrowseReporter feature – Add a Custom Logo
  • BrowseReporter is now compatible with Internet Explorer in Metro Mode (Windows 8)
  • 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
Oct 22, 2014
  • Fixed an issue where BrowseReporter cannot track Internet activities from Google Chrome version 38
  • 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
Sept 20, 2014
  • Fixed a few compatibility issues with the CurrentWare Server installer

Version 4.4.3
August 22, 2014
  • Added a new feature to allow customized logo to be added to BrowseReporter Reports
  • Added a new feature: Track Asset – export user and computer details to an excel sheet
  • Optimized active time tracking when users are browsing on pages that redirects dynamically
  • Updated Crystal Report to SAP Crystal Report (New version)
  • Added vcredist_x86 and vcredist_x64 to the installer
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Bandwidth tracking from tracking on computers with dual NIC

Version 4.4.2
July 17, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused Firefox to crash when it is low on memory
  • Fixed an bug where BrowseReporter is not uploading URLs due to invalid special characters

Version 4.4.1
June 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Added an Option to disable tracking when computer is offline
  • Automatically fill in the computer name of the CurrentWare Server on the Remote Client Install window.

Version 4.4.0
March 19, 2014
  • Added two new BrowseReporter reports: URL Category and URL Category Summary
  • Added Custom Category Blocked list for BrowseControl’s Internet Scheduler
  • Added a button to save screenshots to a directory for BrowseReporter’s Remote Screen Capture
  • Fixed an issue with Internet Explorer 11 crash upon launch
  • Fixed an issue with the Install menu being disabled
  • Optimized an issue with Chrome crash (“Server Busy” error message)
  • 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
  • Modified the Delete URL’s before date option to select the option automatically when you select the date
  • Modified enPowerManager’s WOL option to work over Subnet

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