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Safe Surfer Windows app changelog

First released in 2023, the new version of Safe Surfer for Windows features many improvements. Find out what we've changed recently:

Version 1.1.3 (released 11 June 2024)



New! After installing protection, Safe Surfer now offers to block a large amount of VPN web browser extensions. This applies for most web browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox.
Minor improvements to app performance.

Version 1.1.3 technical changes since last version:

Updated to Windows App SDK 1.5.3

Version 1.1.2 (released 29 April 2024)



New! This version features an updated app icon.
New! After installing protection, Safe Surfer now automatically disables promoted links found on the Microsoft Edge new tab page.

Version 1.1.2 technical changes since last version:

Updated to Windows App SDK 1.5.2

Version 1.1.1 (released 9 April 2024)



New! After installing protection, Safe Surfer now automatically disables search highlights and widgets on the taskbar (to hide Microsoft News). This will take effect when the device next restarts. You can manage this in the Settings menu. Due to this change, the Microsoft Edge section in the Settings menu has been renamed to "Windows".

Version 1.1.0



New! We've upgraded the app to the .NET 8 platform. This improves the behind-the-scenes technology that runs the app.
New! After installing protection, Safe Surfer now automatically disables the VPN feature in Brave Browser.
Fixed a memory bug where WebView2 sessions weren't being closed after the user navigated away from one.

Version 1.1.0 technical changes since last version:

Upgraded to .NET 8
Updated to Windows App SDK 1.5.1
Updated to WinUIEx 2.3.4

Version 1.0.2 (released 24 October 2023)



Fixed a bug where the app would crash when opening the Settings menu before installing protection for the first time.

Version 1.0.2 technical changes since last version:

Updated to Windows App SDK 1.4.2
Updated to WinUIEx 2.3.2

Version 1.0.1 (released 2 October 2023)



New! After installing protection, Safe Surfer now automatically disables Microsoft News content found on the Microsoft Edge new tab page. This will take effect when the device next restarts. You can manage this in the Settings menu.
Fixed a bug to avoid interfering with mobile broadband network adapters.

Version 1.0.1 technical changes since last version:

Updated to WinUIEx 2.3.1

Version 1.0.0 (released 22 September 2023)



We've built our new Windows app from scratch!
Full support for all versions of Windows 11, along with legacy support for Windows 10 version 19H1 and higher.
Full support for 32-bit, 64-bit, and ARM64 processors.
Use Screentime directly from the app

Version 1.0.0 technical details:

.NET 6
WinUI 3 on Windows App SDK 1.4.1
WinUIEx 2.3.0
Windows Community Toolkit Labs Settings Controls 0.0.18
DNSCrypt 2.1.5 (for legacy computers)

Updated on: 11/06/2024

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