Adguard and Zenmate for Windows cannot run alongside


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Windows 10, 1803, 64bit, Latest Adguard for desktop version and latest zenmate for windows version (6.3 but the issue isn't version specific). My issue concerns the desktop version of zenmate not the browser extensions.

Adguard and zenmate cannot run alongside. If adguard is already running and I start zenmate, zenmate won't be able to connect to any of its proxy servers. The other way around, if zenmate is running, when I start Adguard, the Adguard logo remains on screen forever and the system tray icon appears but the protection never gets enabled.

Before I create this thread I searched and I found several other cases about zenmate but none exactly similar to mine.

Is there a way to make both apps run alongside?

Thank you,