I have Proton VPN -- no issues that I am aware of.
I have a different machine -- 4 core 2017 iMac Retina 5K 48GB RAM running Monterey 12.3.1
Would you like to try my exported AdGuard settings? (messaged dropbox download link to your profile --I'll leave it there for a few days)
So far, it's good. It's Safari specific, instead of doing the entire web connection (I think that the paid version does that ). I don't know if it saves bandwidth like the paid version -- important perhaps for those who ride measured/ data capped service.
I checked that with FireFox -- and got...
It started with NO web access until I started Adguard-- and went down hill from there.
I looked in the support pages and founds lots of "known issues" with Monterey. :(
There lots of geeky "fixes" involving doing a buncha terminal stuff, root user, doing things in a Recovery Mode boot...
I find the terminology confusing also.
I think you are saying this "filter" is an automated whitelisting thing. That it lets particular kinds of ads through?
Note that I am here searching because I recently did a significant number of uninstalls/reinstalls and now have ads showing in...
For me, it starts with the Mac (Mojave OS) getting a bit slower. First Parallels fails --- followed by Adguard as described here.
For me, the only thing to fix it is to reinstall the McOS ------ hours involved.
As Parallels is **allways** in the lead in my case, I'm about to abandon it for a...