Browser Add-on AdGuard browser extension v4.0

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@SecureKongo - Thank you
From my point of view after reading this article and a few other articles online I decided to keep the option ticked considering that the percentage of malware distribution via HTTPS traffic has increased over the last 2 years even though the risk of my traffic being compromised due to AV/Adguard certificates at some point, I'm sure won't be too soon.
 

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Maybe this is a stupid question but why is HTTPS scanning to be avoided?

I meant especially in this case of Adblocker software like Adguard for Windows, as long we can use browser extensions for same purpose, and/or certain DNS services...
In general, when it comes to HTTPS scanning by any software even AVs and changing websites HTTPS certificate, this is the main issue:

@SecureKongo - Thank you
From my point of view after reading this article and a few other articles online I decided to keep the option ticked considering that the percentage of malware distribution via HTTPS traffic has increased over the last 2 years even though the risk of my traffic being compromised due to AV/Adguard certificates at some point, I'm sure won't be too soon.
I can partially agree with this case of protection by AVs, although other AV modules are usually able to catch malware one step later: signatures, cloud detection, behavior blocker.
 

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HPKP checking is disabled for local certificates, that's why the test fails.

That's one of the reasons we do have a huge exceptions list. Whatever we do, it'd be better to not filter HTTPS on banking websites as HTTPS provides quite a few good enough options to protect itself.

What for our plans, we're currently working on a GitHub - AdguardTeam/CoreLibs: Core Adguard libraries, core Adguard libraries which will be shared between all AG products.

One of those core libraries would be an SSL verification library, supporting HPKP and CRLSets.
 

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you have probably some reason for considering YouTube Premium
"Background play: If you’re on mobile, the audio from the video you’re viewing will continue to play even if you’re outside the app or your phone display is closed. On Android, you can also view videos picture-in-picture while you use other apps on your phone."

Also because I believe in YouTube.
 

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"Is Premium Worth It?
It depends on how often you use the service. If you frequently use the mobile app, background play and offline downloading are fantastic features to have. With so many YouTube channels now hosting long-form content, the option to listen to lengthy videos when you’re not in the app is handy. It’s great for listening while you drive or cook dinner.

If you most often watch YouTube from your desktop, the utility is definitely in the ad-blocking. Video ad revenues have been falling lately, which has led creators to put even more ads in their content. If you want to watch videos uninterrupted while still supporting those who make them, Premium is the only way to do so."

I also want to totally uninstall ad blocker in my browser.
 

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While I still like uBlock Origin more, because the main flyout provides more information, the cosmetic filtering of AdGuard is better.
I'm using some of AdGuard's filters in uBlock Origin, the most important being: AdGuard Base filter + EasyList (Optimized).
AdGuard Browser extension Version 4.0.141 is out of beta already. Have you tried that alone?
 

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Trying it right now.
Can you please let me know your input about this:
I want to get YouTube Premium.
But I also want to have adblocker, like Adguard Browser Extention V4 to block ads in other sites.

Question: How to make Adguard Broswer Extension V4, to ignore Youtube.com and not block ads in it?
Thank you.

I found it:
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Has anyone noticed that filter lists are not updating on AdGuard Adblocker v4? On both Brave & Edge browsers I had to update filters manually as auto-update didn't seem to be functioning. Some lists were over a week old but updates were available. I only use AdGuard lists plus the EU US most prevalent ads & trackers list.
 
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Has anyone noticed that filter lists are not updating on AdGuard Adblocker v4? On both Brave & Edge browsers I had to update filters manually as auto-update didn't seem to be functioning. Some lists were over a week old but updates were available. I only use AdGuard lists plus the EU US most prevalent ads & trackers list.
There are 227 open issues at the moment, your issue could be in there:
 

JasonUK

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Has anyone noticed that filter lists are not updating on AdGuard Adblocker v4? On both Brave & Edge browsers I had to update filters manually as auto-update didn't seem to be functioning. Some lists were over a week old but updates were available. I only use AdGuard lists plus the EU US most prevalent ads & trackers list.

Update: Switching General -> Auto-update from 'default' to a specific time frequency (I tested hourly) seems to have resolved.
 
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4.0.159 beta released:
In this beta we fixed a truckload of bugs, elaborated the scrollbar design, and updated translations. This update is small but efficient and it certainly brings us closer to release.

Changelog:
[Added] color-scheme: dark; for post installation pages and scrolls #1408
[Enhancement] Scrollbar style #2010
[Fixed] CPU load increases on browser restart with open tabs
[Fixed] The text doesn’t fit in the button #2024
[Fixed] Filter description is too close to its title and info #2022
[Fixed] Sometimes $replace rules do not work and are not displayed in the filtering log #2018
[Fixed] Circle around the protection switch blinks when hovering the cursor over it #2015
[Fixed] Firefox Nightly error #2011
[Fixed] Phishing pop up is displayed on all websites #2009
[Fixed] Edge offers to translate the settings page into Russian although it's already in Russian #2005
[Updated] Chinese translation #2029
 

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" AdGuard Browser extension version 4.0.161 from April 5, 2022 "
In this version we fixed a truckload of bugs, elaborated the scrollbar design, and updated translations. This update is small but efficient.

Changelog:

[Added] color-scheme: dark; for post installation pages and scrolls #1408
[Enhancement] Scrollbar style #2010
[Fixed] CPU load increases on browser restart with open tabs
[Fixed] The text doesn’t fit in the button #2024
[Fixed] Filter description is too close to its title and info #2022
[Fixed] Sometimes $replace rules do not work and are not displayed in the filtering log #2018
[Fixed] Circle around the protection switch blinks when hovering the cursor over it #2015
[Fixed] Firefox Nightly error #2011
[Fixed] Phishing pop up is displayed on all websites #2009
[Fixed] Edge offers to translate the settings page into Russian although it's already in Russian #2005
[Updated] Chinese translation #2029
 

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AdGuard Browser extension version 4.0.163 from April 12, 2022
This is a minor update following the major v4.0.161 one. You probably won't know the difference but that's okay — some updates go unnoticed.
 

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AdGuard Browser extension 4.0.171

Release date: May 25, 2022

Review status​

  • Chrome: In review
  • AMO: In review
  • Opera: Published
  • Edge: Published
As you can see from the changelog, this release cannot boast any epic changes: we have just fixed a few UI and UX related bugs. Nevertheless, every improvement is valuable because it brings AdGuard Browser extension closer to the ideal!

Changelog​

  • [Enhancement] The filter log window opens with the same size, position, and state (full-screen/not full-screen) as it was when it was previously closed #1125
  • [Fixed] The filter name and its description are too close to each other #2022
  • [Fixed] The 'Preserve Log' icon becomes inactive only after double-clicking #2052