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Spring is bringing refreshing updates to AdGuard Browser Extension. We've made improvements to ExtendedCss and Scriptlets, and we're gearing up for something even bigger. Stay tuned for what's next.

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.1.55

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AdGuard Browser extension 4.1.56 released
In this version, we have made a few minor changes, along with updates to Scriptlets and ExtendedCss. That's all for now, but stay tuned for more updates in the future!
 

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AdGuard Browser extension 4.1.57​

Released: July 17, 2023

Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published (Phased release at 5%)
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: Published
  • Edge: Published


We've discovered that extension's "Thank you" page became unavailable in some countries and this tiny update is aimed to fix it.
 

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AdGuard Browser extension 4.2.151​

Release date: August 8, 2023

Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: In review
  • Edge: In review The new version of AdGuard Browser Extension has undergone major changes that are not immediately noticeable. We’ve rewritten the whole filtering code in TypeScript and moved it into a new, separate library — this allows us to prepare the extension for a seamless transition to MV3.

A bit of background​

Some time ago, we moved the extension's URL filtering engine into a separate library called tsurlfilter. The main purpose of the library is to reuse the filtering logic in our products (browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, rule converter for Safari, linter, etc).

The tsurlfilter had two main parts:

A filtering engine that matches URLs against the rules loaded into it

A Chrome- and Firefox-specific programming interface responsible for applying the rules found

With MV3, we need to maintain filtering code not only for different browsers, but also for different manifest versions, as well as provide a seamless transition from MV2 to MV3 as browsers remove the old API. We're in no hurry to move to MV3 right away as its API is very limited.

Adding new logic to solve this problem in tsurlfilter would have made the library too heavy, so we decided to design a new software platform that would hide the logic specific to different browsers and manifests behind a single and simple API. The new library was named tswebextension.

The new tswebextension library​

With tswebextension, it will be easier to maintain and update our products.

In the new version of the Browser Extension for Chrome and Firefox, we’ve completely redesigned the background service using tswebextension — this will allow us to seamlessly move to MV3 in Chrome in future major releases.

In addition, we’ve updated the AdGuard API that also uses tswebextension under the hood.
 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.162​

Release date: August 30, 2023

Review status:​

Chrome: Published (Phased release at 15%)
AMO: In review
Opera: In review
Edge: In review

We have identified and fixed several critical bugs that were reported after AdGuard Browser Extension v4.2 for Chrome was deployed to 5% of our user base. These bugs were affecting the functionality of the extension and causing crashes for some users.

To address these issues, we have released a hotfix. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. If no further critical bugs are reported, we will gradually increase the rollout to all users.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve the extension.

Changelog​


Features​

  • Improved $redirect syntax compatibility with uBO #59

Fixes​

  • Do not expose JS rules in global scope #2440
  • The extension popup doesn’t show switch and number of blocked ads if you leave the browser tab in the background and then switch back to it #2433

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.168​


Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published (Phased release at 25%)
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: In review
  • Edge: In review

This hotfix addresses several issues and fine-tunes the extension for an even smoother browsing experience.

We’ve fixed the most important bugs so, among other things, all rules will now be applied correctly from the get-go and you’ll be able to keep track of blocked requests more accurately.

Changelog​


Fixes​

  • Specific rules not applied in the new tab on the first opening #2459
  • The number of blocked requests in the extension menu is less than in the filtering log — redirects are not counted #2443
  • Domains from the allowlist are not properly escaped before being passed into the regular expression rules #2461
  • Custom filter name is not shown in the filtering log #2454

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Meanwhile MS Edge addons still stuck to 4.1.157
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Is there any reason to use extensions from MS store instead of Chrome webstore?
 
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Is there any reason to use extensions from MS store instead of Chrome webstore?
For me one point, if you prefer extensions only from MS store because of the verification by Microsoft. But popular extensions are also trustworthy even from Chrome webstore.
 

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For me one point, if you prefer extensions only from MS store because of the verification by Microsoft. But popular extensions are also trustworthy even from Chrome webstore.
Chrome webstore also has that "Featured badge" for some extensions just like MS addons store, if that's what you meant. I moved to Chrome Webstore version, it is absurd how long it takes them to update the addon on MS store.
 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.189​


We continue to clean up the bugs left over from the v4.2 release. This patch addresses a number of issues mainly concerning filtering, which should now work smoothly.

Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published (Phased release at 25%)
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: In review
  • Edge: In review

Changelog​


Fixes​

  • The Proceed anyway button is not working for domain names above the second-level domains #2497
  • Scripts using <AGPolicy> do not work correctly on websites with Trusted Types #2068
  • AdGuard Browser Extension doesn't inject scripts into frame in Firefox on welt.de #2190
  • Unable to apply rules to some <iframe> HTML elements #2328](#2328)
  • Unable to apply CSS rules inside <iframe> #2420
  • In the Filtering log, the tab selector is not updated according to the tab title #2428
  • Russian translation in Edge when installing AdGuard Browser Extension from Microsoft Edge Add-ons #2430](#2430)
  • Filters activation issues #2431
  • $removeparam modified requests are not displayed in the Filtering log #2442
  • Some duplicates are retained when importing user rules #2446
  • The Filtering log crashes when trying to create an exclusion for a CSP rule #2448
  • A tab loading is blocked by $popup modifier rule on direct URL navigation #2449
  • Filtering log does not show applied Stealth mode options #2455
  • Invalid unblocking rule suggested in the Filtering log #2456
  • The $removeparam rule triggers clearing of the Filtering log #2457
  • A webpage does not reload when the state of AdGuard is changed #2471
  • The logging of applied scriptlets fails to function when the Filtering log is open #2481
  • Unable to open the Filtering Log for the current tab from the extension popup if a different tab was previously selected in the Filtering Log #2482
  • Modified cookies requests aren’t marked as modified by Stealth mode rules #2487
  • $csp and $removeparam allowlist rules are not being logged
  • Filtering log crashes when unblocking scriptlet rule
  • AdGuard Browser Extension v4.2.168 is malfunctioning in Firefox for Android after an update #2501

Design​

  • Improved the description of optimized filters #2468

 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.208​

Hopefully, this update will bring something nice into your everyday browsing — at least if you’re a YouTube or Android user.

Addressing YouTube’s ad blocker detection​

Some users reported that AdGuard was detected on the YouTube website — they could not watch videos without disabling the extension. To address this issue, we’ve updated our scriptlets.

Adapting for Firefox on Android​

Firefox for Android is making changes, and we’re keeping up. To continue working with Android, the extension for Firefox now uses event pages. But this change is rather unnoticeable.

Changelog​

Improvements​

Remove unclickable space between menu items #2198
Automatically fill out OS name and version when reporting incorrect blocking #2535

Fixes​

Labels of radio buttons and checkboxes are not clickable in the rule wizard #2204

Scriptlets (JavaScript enhancement for filtering rules)​

Scriptlets updated to v1.9.83

Important for filter maintainers​

Add !#else pre-processor directive support #20
 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.209​

Release date: October 31, 2023

Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published (Phased release at 15%)
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: In review
  • Edge: In review

The extension now runs more smoothly thanks to this minor update, which fixes a number of bugs.

 

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Addressing YouTube’s ad blocker detection​


Some users reported that AdGuard was detected on the YouTube website — they could not watch videos without disabling the extension. To address this issue, we’ve updated our scriptlets.

This is great!
 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.226​

Release date: November 22, 2023

This is another update aimed to fix bugs left over from the v4.2 release. We've solved some of the memory leak issues with tabs open for a long time, reduced the time to apply rules on a webpage, not to mention other minor and less significant tweaks. Also, the AdGuard Browser Extension is now available in Macedonian — thanks to our contributors!

Changelog​


Improvements​

  • Added Macedonian localization #2574

Fixes​

  • remove-node-text scriptlet does not work on the first visit to the website #2505
  • Filtering log collects logs even when closed #2544
  • Ads are not removed on the first visit to 'pikabu.ru' #2571
  • Cannot add a custom filter list with a .php URL #1723
  • The AdGuard settings… option is located in the context menu on the extension's settings page and leads to itself #2258
  • zh-CN localized metadata is used for zh-TW UI language #2504
  • The Report an issue form incorrectly identifies the browser #2250
  • The filtering log crashes when trying to create a blocking rule for the removeparam exclusion #2534
  • Cannot open filtering log in the Firefox Mobile browser #2536
  • The extension logo is displayed incorrectly #2536

Scriptlets (JavaScript enhancement for filtering rules)​

TSWebExtension (AdGuard Browser Extension filtering engine)​

  • TSWebExtension updated to v0.4.6

 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.228​

Release date: November 27, 2023

We're releasing this hotfix to solve one very important issue with cosmetic rules logging.

Review status:​

Chrome: Published (Phased release at 5%)
AMO: In review
Opera: In review
Edge: In review

 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.2.241​

Release date: December 22, 2023

Review status:​

  • Chrome: Published (Phased release at 5%)
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: In review
  • Edge: In review

Unwrap the festive fun with our latest release. So, what are you waiting for? Get your AdGuard Browser Extension updated and let the jingle bells (and ad-free browsing) ring!
 

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AdGuard Browser Extension 4.3.13​

May the force of the extension be with you! Our Jedi developers have been working tirelessly in order to bring peace to the galaxy you an improved version of AdGuard Browser Extension.

What is the core of any ad blocker? The correct answer is “filter lists”. Once AdGuard is
enabled, rules in filter lists are responsible for making web pages look nice and clean. It’s essential to keep the filter lists up-to-date. But every time there is even a small change in a filter list, a problem occurs: the ad blocker needs to re-download the whole list. That sounds pretty inefficient.

In this version we have added differential update capabilities. Now instead of fetching the entire filter list, the extension will only download the changes that were made in a list since the last update. This also helps us to achieve a more efficient and user-friendly experience by reducing bandwidth consumption, minimizing latency, and decreasing server load. To put it simply, now AdGuard can download filter lists updates much more frequently, so you will enjoy the most efficient ad blocking.

We have also fixed the problem that occurred when users tried to access websites with enabled Stealth Mode options in the extension settings. Rules did not work correctly, so some websites wouldn't open. We have fixed this issue, so now the rules will disable Stealth Mode when it’s necessary.

We have also fixed some minor issues as well as improved the performance and stability. We hope you’ll enjoy the new version of AdGuard Browser Extension 4.3.

Changelog​


Improvements​

  • Added differential updates capabilities #192

Fixes​

  • iCloud mail doesn’t open with enabled Stealth mode #2660
  • AdGuard Browser Extension doesn’t work in Firefox 91 (ESR) #2661
  • AdGuard Browser Extension doesn’t work in 360 Browser 13.0 #2626
  • Unable to unblock referrer by custom rules #2648
  • Cosmetic rules with wildcard don’t work on some domains #2650
  • Automatic filters update does not work in mobile browsers #2423
  • Not all custom filters are shown in the list #2693

Scriptlets (JavaScript enhancement for filtering rules)​


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