[AdGuard for Mac] v1.5.0 (400) RC

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Important notice

There was an updater bug in the last beta and, unfortunately, an in-app update to a newer version will cause an error. If you are using the previous beta 1.5.0 (395), please download the new 1.5.0 (400) version and replace the old one. Earlier versions are not affected by this bug.

The preparation for the release is going full steam ahead, and this update is actually a release candidate. Several bugs of the Filters section interface (#236, #237) have been fixed, we’ve made changes to the spelling of our brand name (#231) and have addressed some of the minor problems.

Ad blocking

[Fixed] AdGuard doesn't filter apps from the WebCatalog app #165
Previously, AdGuard wasn’t able to filter apps installed with WebCatalog, and they couldn’t even be added to the list of filtered apps manually. This issue gets fixed in this beta-version.

[Fixed] Content rules are applied even when there is a $document exception #234

[Fixed] Several network errors and compatibility issues.

[Changed] Adguard to AdGuard #231
[Fixed] UF is always turned on after restarting the app #237
[Fixed] Interface bug with filters list #236
[Fixed] Misplaced title in Support window #235

Changelog at Github: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/tag/v1.5.0.400-rc
Direct download: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/download/v1.5.0.400-rc/Adguard-1.5.0.rc.dmg

Hey guys!
New beta is here.

We keep working on the next release and it is time to introduce a new beta version.
Since in macOS High Sierra all system extensions need a special permission from a user, this new version brings a necessary change to Adguard for Mac - an additional startup tutorial (#217). There are also some important security (#224) and performance (#220) fixes along with a UI enhancement: now it's possible to reset all settings in "Advanced" section of "Preferences" menu (#180).

[Fixed] Wrong cyphers order #224
[Fixed] Adguard Crashes when receives new metadata from backend #220

[Added] Add "Reset settings..." option #180
[Changed] "System Extension Blocked" issue on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) #217
[Changed] Filters' names have been adjusted #187
[Fixed] Wrong date of establishment in "About Adguard" section #205
[Fixed] Several localization fixes and updates

Changelog at Github: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/tag/v1.5.0.395-beta
Direct download: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/download/v1.5.0.395-beta/Adguard-1.5.0.beta.dmg

Hey guys! We have just published an update for macOS version of Adguard!

The new AdGuard for Mac beta is a long-awaited one, and we tried to deliver.
Basically, all the aspects of the program has been improved: many adblocking-related issues to improve the filtering quality, enhanced network security and reworked User filter.
More details below.

Ad blocking
[Added] $network basic rules modifier #171
[Changed] The ~third-party modifier behavior #177
[Fixed] Content filtering exception rules #176
[Fixed] Error while parsing a wide filtering rule #175
[Fixed] Replace rules aren't applied to .m3u8 files content #178
[Fixed] Regular expressions with $ aren't processed properly #167
[Fixed[ The script is being removed/cut if there is an $empty modifier in the rule #209
[Fixed] Cosmetic filters are being applied to pages whitelisted by a $document exception #189
[Improved] The range of $$ rules has been increased #196
[Improved] "ExtendedCss" module has been upgraded to v1.0.8 #216
[Improved] The trimming limit for request URLs has been increased #214
[Improved] The $network modifier has been extended, it can now be an exception as well #190

[Added] An option to exclude websites with EV certificates from filtering #170

An option already familiar to Windows users. Some websites feature Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, which require a very strict verification process and offer a stronger guarantee that the website is plausible and trusted. Usually, they are bank websites, payment systems etc., and they normally do not have many ads anyway, if any.

We have also improved the security aspect of Adguard by addressing some security-related issues (#186, #194).

[Fixed] SHA-1 intermediate issue #194
[Fixed] Adguard cannot handle huge chunks properly #218
[Fixed] Connection is allowed when DH1024 is in use #186
[Fixed] "strict-dynamic" CSP is not handled properly #203
[Fixed] There is an empty response from local.adguard.com in some cases when HTTPS is used #206

[Improved] Filter editor has been reworked #56

Now it has become possible to enter the 'advanced editing mode'. Basically, it means that the User filter turns into a single text area which you can work with as in any text editor: copy/paste several lines at once and apply all changes at once and not line by line. The search tool will help you to find or replace anything you need. All in all, it should be a welcome change for all the aspiring filter developers.

[Fixed] The 'expiring trial' warning translation #169
[Fixed] The number of remaining subscription days is not displayed in Adguard toolbar #191

[Improved] Adguard can now be launched from an external drive #210

A niche but useful improvement. In case you prefer to store your data on an external drive and switch between different desktops a lot. No need to update your user filter and other settings separately on every Mac separately anymore, just have AdGuard installed on an external drive.

[Changed] The SSL exceptions list has been updated
[Fixed] Yandex mail compatibility issue #160

Changelog at Github: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/tag/v1.4.2.390
Direct download: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForMac/releases/download/v1.4.2.390/Adguard-1.4.2.beta.dmg

Please try this version and let us know what you think!
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New Member
If we don't have any of the browser extensions installed, how do we whitelist a site easily.. can we have that option in the desktop app pls?


Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
The easiest way is to add @@||example.com to the user filter to whitelist websites. Of course replace example.com with whatever website domain.

You can also do this from the Adguard Assistant (the little Adguard icon added to webpages) by clicking on it, and toggling the checkbox to the red X checkbox next to Filtering on this site.

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
You probably gotta reinstall 1.5.0 and allow the kernel extension when it asks - it's a new thing in High Sierra.
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