New Update AdGuard for Windows - Stable Updates Thread

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Version 7.13 resolved a situation that had been dragging on, the Adguard service took too long to start and made the program unusable. A reboot was required to fix it.
Use nextdns in doh ( setup procedure for windows in system level is described in nextdns settings page)mode with adguard extension or ublock, you will not see any speed drop.
 

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How do you use Adguard for Desktop with an AV that has web protection? Do you exclude Adguard in the AV settings and exclude the AV in Adguard?
 
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How do you use Adguard for Desktop with an AV that has web protection? Do you exclude Adguard in the AV settings and exclude the AV in Adguard?
Never needed to do that with ESET, Kaspersky, Avast or Bitdefender, the ones I've tested. Mostly I just disable any extensions added by the antimalware software and that avoids problems.
 

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Never needed to do that with ESET, Kaspersky, Avast or Bitdefender, the ones I've tested. Mostly I just disable any extensions added by the antimalware software and that avoids problems.
I do the same. So far I have not had problems on more than one computer. I apply the same for mobile devices in my family.
 
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Never needed to do that with ESET, Kaspersky, Avast or Bitdefender, the ones I've tested. Mostly I just disable any extensions added by the antimalware software and that avoids problems.

My browsing slows down when I have web protection and Adguard for Desktop running. Browsing speeds up if I use the Adguard extension and exclude Firefox in the desktop app. Meanwhile, I still use the latter to block ads in some apps.

I read that Adguard interferes with AV web protection and that one should be excluded from the other, and vice versa. I don't know if that's true, but for some reason, browsing no longer slowed down when I did, and both ad blocking and web protection continued to work.

This also reminds me of problems I had with one VPN app which had a tunneling system, where I could use it on a downloader that needs VPN while using a browser to view websites that don't need VPN but still needed to block ads. I can't remember what I did now, but I think I had to exclude the VPN app in Adguard and then include Adguard in the tunnel system for apps that don't need VPN, or something like that.
 

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My browsing slows down when I have web protection and Adguard for Desktop running. Browsing speeds up if I use the Adguard extension and exclude Firefox in the desktop app. Meanwhile, I still use the latter to block ads in some apps.

I read that Adguard interferes with AV web protection and that one should be excluded from the other, and vice versa. I don't know if that's true, but for some reason, browsing no longer slowed down when I did, and both ad blocking and web protection continued to work.

This also reminds me of problems I had with one VPN app which had a tunneling system, where I could use it on a downloader that needs VPN while using a browser to view websites that don't need VPN but still needed to block ads. I can't remember what I did now, but I think I had to exclude the VPN app in Adguard and then include Adguard in the tunnel system for apps that don't need VPN, or something like that.
What you mention makes sense. Both products "intercept" web traffic using, I guess, different techniques. And although they do not conflict, the process itself carries a load for the browser or the system.

I hope I'm not talking nonsense.
 
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What you mention makes sense. Both products "intercept" web traffic using, I guess, different techniques. And although they do not conflict, the process itself carries a load for the browser or the system.

I hope I'm not talking nonsense.
Its better not to have overlapping security features from different software at a time. To get maximum performance keep the number Adguard filter lists to the minimum ( i suggest less than 6) and use a nvme ssd for os drive.
 
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In this release we’ve fixed a few bugs that crept into the last version, including compatibility issues with NordVPN and Cloudflare WARP, and BSOD appearance issue. And of course we didn't leave out the CoreLibs and DnsLibs updates either.

Changelog​


Fixes​

  • Cloudflare WARP doesn’t work when AdGuard’s DNS Module is enabled #4692
  • The adgnetworkwfpdrv.sys caused BSOD #4691
  • Nord VPN interferes with AdGuard if DNS module is enabled #4673
  • AdGuard blocks access to domains if the Use Encrypted Client Hello setting is enabled and AdGuard VPN Browser Extension is running #1751

Versions​

  • Updated CoreLibs to v1.11.111 #4717
  • Updated DnsLibs to v2.1.44 #4710

 

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I'm having a problem with Adguard desktop that is making me consider uninstalling it for the first time in years.

1) It's causing Nescafe Dolce Gusto page to give me an access denied error, even after setting it to my exclusions.

2) In one of the sites I need for work, it blocks online digital signing. I have to ask the site to sign a document multiple times until it finally requests my certificate's password.

I think I don't need to say neither problem happens if I completely unload Adguard and that both sites are on my no filtering exclusions. In other words, Adguard is in the way of my coffee and my work... not good :)
 

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I've been experiencing BSODs, and according to the minidump analysis the problem involves adgnetworkwfpdrv.sys. I also notice that browsing's a lot faster with adblock browser addons, although I still need it for apps that don't have adblocking.
 
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Someone at the Adguard forum offered this suggestion to speed up browsing:

Go to settings - network

and disable enable traffic filtering.

Restart the machine, and go back to the same settings page, and enable Use Adguard as an HTTP proxy. Note the port number given in the box.

Search for proxy settings in Windows, and then run it. Activate manual proxy setup and use the ff.

address: 127.0.0.1
port: the number given in the Adguard settings

Check the option not to use it proxy server for local addresses, and then click on the save button.
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.13.2​


In this release we’ve fixed the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error that occurred on some devices and updated CoreLibs.


Changelog​


Fixes​

  • The processUdpPacket causes BSoD #4733

Versions​

  • Updated CoreLibs to v1.11.114 #4734

This version on Github
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AdGuard for Windows 7.14​


In this release, we have improved the efficiency and compatibility of our app by updating the WFP and TDI drivers. We have also redesigned the tray icons to give them a fresh new look. Finally, we have fixed some bugs and updated Corelibs.

Changelog​


Fixes​

  • The CPU usage is high when using AdGuard VPN in Selective mode with Ad Blocker and system DNS enabled #4750
  • Incorrect detection of filtered apps when Browser Assistant is used #4680
  • An incorrect rule is suggested when attempting to unblock Stealth Mode for a request #4675
  • Unnecessary filter localhost notification when connecting to AdGuard VPN #4687
  • The context menu theme for Filtering log does not change when switching the app theme #4628
  • Finished translating Advanced settings to Russian #4704

Design​

  • Updated the uninstaller icon #4599
  • Improved the settings icon in the Filtering log to appear when filtering criteria are set #4656

Versions​

  • Updated CoreLibs to v1.11.118 #4762

This version on Github
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AdGuard for Windows 7.15​

Release date: October 9, 2023

“To infinity and beyond” could be the motto of our hard-working AdGuard team. This time, we are pleased to introduce the fresh new version of AdGuard for Windows.

New HTTP/3 filtering​

One of the major updates in this version is the support for HTTP/3 filtering, powered by our CoreLibs v1.12. HTTP/3 (HTTP-over-QUIC) is the latest version of the HTTP protocol that uses QUIC instead of TCP. The QUIC network protocol offers many advantages over the TCP transport layer protocol, such as improved privacy and security, faster internet connection, and the ability to handle data packets in any order. Enabling HTTP/3 filtering also means more efficient ad blocking. You’re welcome!

Currently, HTTP/3 filtering only works in Edge and Firefox browsers. This is because Chrome has different logic for verifying QUIC and TCP certificates, which does not accept AdGuard certificates. However, this feature is available in Advanced settings for testing and debugging purposes to ensure seamless operation.

HTTP/3 support *mobile border


Annoying bugs belong in the past​

We’ve addressed a minor problem in context menus — the dark theme now appears flawless. Additionally, upon installation, you will now have five recommended ad-blocking filters readily accessible instead of just one. This upgrade will make life easier and protect you from annoying ads.

Along with other fixes, we have made several improvements to boost the overall performance of AdGuard for Windows. Previously, the application would sometimes crash due to high memory usage. However, we have addressed this issue. Also, when the internet connection was unstable or very slow, the application could behave unpredictably or even crash. Now, everything works more smoothly.

To top it all off, we have updated the WFP and TDI drivers, and as per our tradition, we have also updated CoreLibs, DnsLibs, and scriptlets to ensure even more stable operation.

 

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Is there likely to be any conflict caused by enabling HTTP/3 filtering while using Cloudflare WARP?
 

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AdGuard for Windows 7.15.1​

Release date: October 24, 2023

This quick release addresses a critical issue affecting Firefox users. With AdGuard enabled, some websites would not load and would display the error about a potential security risk. Also, the app now uses less CPU compared to the version 7.15.

Changelog​


Fixes​

  • HSTS/SSL errors in Firefox #4866

CoreLibs (Filtering engine)​

  • CoreLibs updated to v1.12.83 #4866


AdGuard for Windows direct download: Release channel
 
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