Update AdGuard for Windows 7.9 Beta 1 Released

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The year 2022 has just begun and we already have something to show you. Meet the first beta version of AdGuard 7.9 for Windows! What have we managed to do since the last release? We've applied some AdGuard magic and greatly improved the performance of our app. We've enhanced the advanced DNS settings by adding a bootstrap option. Now you can specify IP addresses of the DNS servers that are used to determine the address of the encrypted DNS servers. We've also fixed an unpleasant bug with language filters auto-activation, improved the UI to make AdGuard even more user-friendly and eliminated other issues. Also, following the tradition, we've updated CoreLibs and DNSLibs.
 

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AdGuard for Windows Version 7.9 RC (beta) from February 14, 2022
It's been a little over a week since the release of the first beta, and we're ready to present the release candidate of AdGuard v7.9 for Windows.
We tried to achieve our goal as quickly as possible without leaving a single bug unfixed. While preparing this release candidate, we solved a few unpleasant issues, that interfered with the stable performance of the app, and updated the CoreLibs. We hope that the next step will be the release of AdGuard v7.9 for Windows!

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[Fixed] $$ rules are not visible in the filtering log #4113
[Fixed] Blocked requests by Parental control are shown as Stealth mode's ones in Filtering log 4074
[Fixed] The rule counter on the main screen defines comments as active rules #3994
[Fixed] Impossible to scroll DNS exclusions screen #4024
[Fixed] When enabling/disabling protection "on this site" in one browser window, the Assistant's icon does not change its color in another opened browser window.
[Fixed] localization of the All rights reserved string in About tab #4065
[Other] The text of the error that occurs when a custom filter is added incorrectly is not translated #4026
[Other] Info about AdGuard is left in registry after deleting #4064
[Other] CoreLibs updated to v1.9.32 #4129
 

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AdGuard for Windows Version 7.9 RC 2 (beta) from February 17, 2022
At AdGuard we are guided by the rule "Measure twice, release once". So today, instead of the AdGuard v7.9 for Windows release, we present to you the second release candidate, which contains minor fixes. For example, we fixed an issue with checking for available application updates. It seems that we are now ready for the release!
 

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AdGuard for Windows Version 7.9 (Stable) from February 21, 2022
Now we know that we can create suspense no worse than Hitchcock: since the last release, we’ve presented three versions of the app (one beta version and two release candidates). But enough is enough! Meet AdGuard 7.9 for Windows, the release we've all been waiting for. Let's list the major innovations and benefits of this version so you can savor them.

Let's start with the fact that we have worked hard on improving the performance of the application as well as its user interface. Now you'll enjoy interacting with AdGuard for Windows even more. We've also improved the advanced DNS settings by adding a bootstrap option. Don't want to use the system DNS resolver as a bootstrap? You don't have to! Now you can specify IP addresses of the DNS servers that are used to determine the address of the encrypted DNS servers.

What else? We fixed tons of bugs of different severity, including the problem with auto-activation of language filters. As a result, AdGuard's stability is improved now. Of course we couldn't avoid updating CoreLibs and DNSLibs. That's all, folks! We hope you’ll enjoy the new version of AdGuard for Windows.
 

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AdGuard v7.9.1 for Windows hotfix from March 4, 2022
Some users could experience problems in AdGuard 7.9 occurring when Traffic filtering is disabled.
Also, you might have faced problems with filter updates.
So here we are with a hotfix that will solve them.
And we also seized the opportunity to update DNSLibs and CoreLibs and make some minor bug fixes.
Now the app’s performance will be more stable.

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  • [Enhancement] Update CoreLibs to 1.9.43 #4150
  • [Enhancement] Update DnsLibs to 1.7.12
  • [Fixed] Disabling Traffic filtering causes a crash after restarting AdGuard 4142
  • [Fixed] Error while checking for filter updates #4143
  • [Fixed] Disabling Show quic doesn't work until filtering log is relaunched #4133
 

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AdGuard for Windows Version 7.10 beta 1 (beta) from April 28, 2022​


Have you already enjoyed our latest release version 7.9.1? Then we're happy to tell you that there are even more important changes ahead — today we release our first beta of AdGuard 7.10 for Windows!

We've changed, fixed and improved a lot and also didn't forget to update Corelibs and DNSlibs.

We've added a new feature to AdGuard — Protect from DPI, and we hope you'll appreciate how much your online privacy has improved.

[Enhancement] Add an DPI-bypass option to AdGuard Stealth Mode #4175

Let’s see what Deep Packet Inspection is. Well, it is a system of deep analysis and filtering of traffic by packet content, as well as the accumulation of statistical data. In this way, internet service providers have the ability to control the passing traffic and thereby limit access to the content for their clients.

Now AdGuard can modify outgoing packet data so that the client does not fall under the DPI blocking criteria. This means that users can avoid blocking and get access to the content they want. However, not in all cases DPI-systems can be bypassed. We are actively trying to fix this.

Remember we promised a lot of updates? Here's another one!

[Enhancement] WFP and TDI network drivers

We've updated and enhanced our network drivers and this is a very important change. Drivers’ update improves the app efficiency and compatibility with other software. Besides, we have also fixed some bugs in the WFP driver.

Other changes, as always, are listed below.

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  • [Enhancement] Update CoreLibs to 1.9.67 #4237
  • [Enhancement] Add "Unencrypted" icon for "Regular" DNS servers description in the DNS tab #4121
  • [Fixed] Cosmetic rules are on filtering log when Ad Blocker is disabled #4185
  • [Fixed] Crash on custom DNS address in Advanced Settings #4195
  • [Fixed] DNS filters are not updated when ad blocker is turned off #4118
  • [Fixed] Filter subscription is downloaded partially within the update #4165
  • [Fixed] There is sound notification on Windows 10 while Enable sound notifications is disabled #4127
 

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To me, AdGuard for Windows is severely flawed just by the fact that it makes you install a cert in your browser and effectively bypass all https. I know it needs to be done in order for it to be universal, but still. I don't understand how someone can be for security and privacy yet use a third party cert. Even if you trust them, that's asking a lot. Am thinking about this all wrong?
 

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To me, AdGuard for Windows is severely flawed just by the fact that it makes you install a cert in your browser and effectively bypass all https. I know it needs to be done in order for it to be universal, but still. I don't understand how someone can be for security and privacy yet use a third party cert. Even if you trust them, that's asking a lot. Am thinking about this all wrong?
Nobody can't fully disagree as you said valid points, Adguard for Windows does replace HTTPS certificates in browsers. However, some users prefers this solution...
I personally using rather uBlock or Adguard browser extension. In general, we just inform about a lot of software updates here in the forums ;)
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.10 beta 2
Here we're again, this time with the second beta of AdGuard v7.10 for Windows. It seems like we'll be able to introduce a new release version soon.

We added a dark theme to the updater window, which is probably the most exciting change on the list. Now dark theme fans won't be annoyed by light update windows — a real joy for perfectionists!

We have thoroughly worked on Ad Blocker and DNS filters, so now you can decide for yourself where and what filters to add. Selected filters will be responsible for filtering in the respective module. As usual, we fixed some minor bugs and updated CoreLibs.

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  • [Enhancement] Updated CoreLibs to v.1.9.68 #4247
  • [Enhancement] Added dark theme to the updater window #4156
  • [Enhancement] Completed the description for WebRTC feature #4104
  • [Fixed] The Protect from DPI status is not sent to ReportsWebApp #4248
  • [Fixed] Cannot add the same rules to Ad Blocker and DNS filters simultaneously #4132
  • [Fixed] Custom filters do not work after refreshing a web page #4170
  • [Fixed] Browser Assistant is sensitive to the www prefix in the HTTPS Exceptions #4240
  • [Fixed] Filter name is not transmitted when subscribing via filterlists.com #4193
  • [Fixed] Correct the translation for the updater title #4154
  • [Fixed] The label "trusted" is not visible if a filter has a long name #4126
  • [Fixed] Overlapping text headers in the filtering log #4186
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.10 Release Candidate
We've done a lot of work, and very soon you will be able to see the result — the release version of AdGuard v7.10 for Windows is about to come out! In the meantime, take a look at our release candidate :)

In this update we paid attention to the work of the DNS, namely, we improved the reaction to the changes of the DNS in the system. Now there is much less chance of incompatibility with other network applications that use their own DNS server.

We also fixed a few bugs and, of course, updated the CoreLibs!

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  • [Enhancement] Update CoreLibs to v.1.9.69 #4256
  • [Fixed] The cross button in the password input window of the Parental Control does not work #4266
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.10 RC 2 (beta)
The highly awaited release of AdGuard v7.10 for Windows is only a few days away — we're working hard to remove the last obstacles from its path. We've fixed minor but unpleasant bugs and, of course, updated the CoreLibs. Test it!
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.10 officially released:
AdGuard v7.10 for Windows: Protect from DPI, dark theme for the updater window, and more

Summer is finally here! Ready for a new season? We are — meet AdGuard v7.10 for Windows and walk into summer with advanced protection from the intruders of your quiet (or not so quiet) online life. Let’s see what the new version has to offer.
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  • [Enhancement] Updated CoreLibs to v.1.9.76 #4274
  • [Enhancement] Added "Unencrypted" icon for "Regular" DNS servers description in the DNS tab #4121
  • [Enhancement] Completed the description for WebRTC feature #4104
  • [Enhancement] The Protect from DPI status is now sent to ReportsWebApp #4248
  • [Enhancement] Added ability to add DNS filters to the Ad Blocker module and vice versa
  • [Fixed] Cosmetic rules are on filtering log when the Ad Blocker module is disabled #4185
  • [Fixed] Crash on custom DNS address in Advanced Settings #4195
  • [Fixed] DNS filters are not updated when AdGuard is turned off #4118
  • [Fixed] Filtering rules are not fully downloaded during the update #4165
  • [Fixed] There is sound notification on Windows 10 while Enable sound notifications is disabled #4127
  • [Fixed] Custom filters do not work after refreshing a web page #4170
  • [Fixed] Browser Assistant is sensitive to the www prefix in the HTTPS Exceptions #4240
  • [Fixed] Filter name is not transmitted when subscribing via filterlists.com #4193
  • [Fixed] Correct the translation for the updater title #4154
  • [Fixed] The label "trusted" is not visible if a filter has a long name #4126
  • [Fixed] Overlapping text headers in the filtering log #4186
  • [Fixed] The cross button in the password input window of the Parental Control does not work #4266
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.10.1
We are quick to learn from our mistakes. So here's our hotfix release. The manual filter update wasn't working as perfectly as we'd like it to. And we fixed it!