AdGuard for Mac, version 2.8.0


Quality Assurance
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The previous release version of AdGuard for Mac came out right before Christmas, while this one comes out in time for Easter. Not that we see a trend here, just mentioning a fun fact that caught our attention. This release boasts three important features that we would like to put forward.

First off: the long-coveted settings export/import feature, that’s already been implemented in every AdGuard product but the Mac version, is here. Yes indeed, now Mac users too can finally export and import their settings in bulk, we can hardly believe it ourselves!


The second feature — now you will be seeing more dialog screens while installing. AdGuard asks a lot of permissions upon install, it is true. And it does make a lot of changes to your system configuration, more importantly it generates and installs a certificate to perform HTTPS filtering. That knowledge is enough to cause some jitters, we get that. And so it is very important for us to explain to our users that those permissions are crucial for quality filtering. Quality ad filtering is the reason behind installing AdGuard in the first place, right? In these dialog screens we state our policy: despite the permissions asked, we do not use the power gained over your system for any purpose whatsoever except filtering ads. Ever.


And last but not least, we have added an option that will hopefully improve your privacy — anti-DPI. Partially, it will prevent the Deep Packet Inspection systems of your ISP from detecting the websites you visit. This is our input in net neutrality, if you will.

These were the main points of this release, but as per usual, we also did some bug fixing (zapped a particularly odd one with the Assistant icon going grey while actually being active), and then updated CoreLibs and DNSLibs. Hope you appreciate it!


[Enhancement] Added settings export [#514]
[Enhancement] Added a dialog that explains that AdGuard needs to run a rooted tool to configure the system [#977]
[Enhancement] Shortcuts for enabling and disabling protection [#879]
[Fixed] Browser Assistant icon goes gray randomly [#1025]
[Fixed] Do not show last updated if list does not include it [#1022]
[Fixed] Missing userscripts when reporting issue to AdguardFilters [#1033]
[Fixed] AdGuard sometimes crashes when opening AdGuard Assistant in Safari [#1016]

CoreLibs updated to v1.9.60

[Enhancement] Added an anti-DPI option to Stealth mode [#1615]
[Fixed] authorization failure [#1502]
[Fixed] Some correct rules are rejected [#1531]
[Other] Support for fast speeds/AdGuard locks at 300mbp/s [#1561]
[Other] Facebook picture upload not working [#1588]
[Other] DnsLibs updated to v1.7.22

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