[AdGuard for Windows] 7.0.2638.6551 Beta

Alea

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In this beta we make an emphasis on UI changes but also fix several crashes. We also took this opportunity to introduce a new userscript — AdGuard Extra.

[Added] AdGuard Extra extension #2648
In some complicated cases the usual approach with filtering rules just doesn’t work. In particular, in some cases of ad blocker circumvention/ad reinjection. So we came up with an alternative solution — a userscript. For those unfamiliar, userscripts are basically mini programs that modify web pages and augment browsing.

AdGuard Extra does it in a way that makes it harder for websites to employ the circumvention/reinjection techniques. AdGuard for Windows is the second AdGuard product to get this addition, we are thrilled to see it in action and read your feedback on it.

UI
  • [Added] An option to add/remove filters from the General settings screen #2620
  • [Changed] AdGuard Assistant extension name #2643
  • [Changed] UI changes on Trial period & License screens #2657
  • [Fixed] "BlockTypeRuleDescription" wrongly used as a rule in the filtering log #2663
  • [Fixed] Filter name is displayed in the Rule column in the filtering log #2634
  • [Fixed] License activation window glitch #2628
  • [Fixed] Notification's text is out of its bounds #2662
  • [Fixed] Rule Editor suggest wrong exclusion for $$ rules #2630
  • [Fixed] UI window can only be dragged when the left mouse button is pressed #2621
  • [Improved] Filtering log search syntax has been extended #2651
Other
  • [Changed] Translations have been updated
  • [Fixed] AdGuard crashes
  • [Fixed] AdGuard doesn't automatically detect system language #2622
  • [Fixed] AdGuard hangs after exiting the sleep mode #2649
  • [Fixed] Error while doing the update check #2654
  • [Fixed] The English language is set by default #2664
  • [Improved] CoreLibs has been updated
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Rejoice! The time has come! For the first time since basically ever there's a new AdGuard for Windows beta. We know a lot of people have been expecting it and weren't exactly happy about the long wait. We can only hope that the result will be worth the wait for you, as we really tried our best. Of course, there's a new design, no way around it. You'll also find inside such cool new additions as automatic crash reports, improved CoreLibs and much more. Let's not waste any more time and dive in:

[Improved] UI and installer redesign #2574
It is somewhat of a tradition by this point to have a UI redesign with each major AdGuard for Windows version upgrade. This time will not be an exception. AdGuard 7.0 for Windows will look very different from the current familiar version. Have a look for yourself:
  • Light
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  • Dark
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Yes, you saw it right: AG for Windows now has a dark theme too! Love it or hate it, it's there, it's optional and you are free to embrace it or ignore it altogether.
The installation wizard follows the trend and gets a redesign too. It only makes sense, because the installer is the first thing new users see when they start their acquaintance with AdGuard, and it better be good! Hope you'll find it an upgrade too:

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[Improved] CoreLibs
Everybody knows what CoreLibs is by this point, but we'll remind anyway: it is a filtering engine that drives the whole process of ad blocking in most AdGuard products, AdGuard for Windows included. And with every new version of CL these products become better: the quality of ad blocking increases, they work faster and become more stable. This beta of AdGuard 7.0 for Windows features the most recent of CoreLibs version, which means this is as good as it gets. Well, at least until the next CoreLibs update :)

[Added] Automatic crash reports #2298
Sometimes apps crash, and you can do nothing about it. Reasons can be very different, and so are solutions.
To be able to investigate every crash individually and find a proper fix to it, we add integration with an automatic crash report system. If AdGuard crashes, upon the next launch you'll be asked if you want to send a crash report.

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Nothing will ever be sent without your consent, and if you want to know what exactly is in the report, you can check out our Privacy Policy. We'll appreciate each and every report, as it will help us greatly in making AdGuard for Windows more stable.

Common

Ad blocking
  • [Changed] Сustom filters do not support powerful modifiers anymore unless allowed explicitly by user #2392
  • [Fixed] Custom filters are always displayed like they are up-to-date #2501
  • [Fixed] Issues with Firefox certificate #2390
  • [Fixed] Сustom apps with Cyrillic symbols in the path are not filtered #2542
  • [Improved] The list of URL parameters to strip in the Stealth Mode module has been made customizable #2396
Network
  • [Fixed] Service connection issues after hibernate/sleep #2438
UI
  • [Added] A button to open a request in the Filtering Log #2599
  • [Added] CoreLibs release version to the About section #2420
  • [Changed] Notification text for the case when protection status is changed via the Assistant #2251
  • [Fixed] AdGuard splash screen appears even when /nosplash is specified #2434
  • [Fixed] Date format for Arabic localization #2477
  • [Fixed] Rules from disabled filter lists are accounted for in the statistics #2497
  • [Fixed] Scrollbar in the settings is too sensitive #2514
  • [Fixed] The displayed rules in Filter editor are not refreshed after clicking on the "X" button in the search bar #2451
  • [Fixed] The search in the "Settings" view doesn't work properly #2417
  • [Fixed] Update channel resets from "Nightly" to "Release" after settings get reset to defaults #2614
  • [Improved] Chinese date format is now used for filters' update time in Chinese localization #2496
  • [Improved] Descriptions for Stealth Mode options have been updated #2491
  • [Improved] Filtering log now indicates what cookies were modified #2387
Other
  • [Added] Chromium-based Microsoft Edge to the filtered applications list #2548
  • [Changed] Logging has been made less verbose where it's not necessary #2425
  • [Changed] Unicode marker (BOM) has been removed from the userscript content #2601
  • [Changed] Localizations has been updated
  • [Changed] The list of apps filtered by default has been updated
  • [Fixed] An issue with userscripts updates #2500
  • [Fixed] Application update resets Assistant settings #2505
  • [Fixed] Empty lines in custom filters are imported as rules #2473
  • [Fixed] Error deleting backup file #2582
  • [Fixed] Excluding an app from filtering also excludes all other apps with the same executable name #2453
  • [Fixed] Greasy Fork userscripts display an error when checking for updates #2447
  • [Fixed] Installer startup delay #2388
  • [Fixed] User filter rule editing bug #2584
  • [Fixed] Compatibility problems
  • [Improved] Additional userscript parameters are now stored when you export settings #2367
  • [Improved] AdGuard now checks if the userscript is already installed before downloading it #2406
  • [Improved] AdGuard-related system settings (e.g. UI window's size etc.) can now be imported along with the app settings #2393
  • [Improved] The way to get userscripts' and filter subscriptions' content #2379
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pegas

Beta Tester
Thumbs up! Great work folks, indeed! Update went smoothly and so far so good. No issues observed yet. It works like a charm. The new UI is fabulous, I like it especially the dark mode.
 

pegas

Beta Tester
OK, the first trouble discovered ... the update removed complete Adguard folder from the installed application. I searched C:/ for the uninstall file etc. and found nothing, they were all removed. This bug needs a quick resolution.
OS: Win 10 fully patched and updated.
 

pegas

Beta Tester
OK, the first trouble discovered ... the update removed complete Adguard folder from the installed application. I searched C:/ for the uninstall file etc. and found nothing, they were all removed. This bug needs a quick resolution.
OS: Win 10 fully patched and updated.
Resolved. Downloaded the standalone installer and reinstalled. The folder is back.
 

DSNeed

New Member
I don't understand
  • [Changed] Сustom filters do not support powerful modifiers anymore unless allowed explicitly by user #2392
How can I make my custom filters work again?
 

pegas

Beta Tester
Another issue with the new beta ... contradiction with Viber ... every start up, reboot, login off/in CPU jumps to almost 100%. To get CPU back to normal I have to shut off Viber and restart it. CPU is fine then. When AG is shut off no problem with Viber and CPU.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
I don't understand
  • [Changed] Сustom filters do not support powerful modifiers anymore unless allowed explicitly by user #2392
How can I make my custom filters work again?
Easy, AG for Windows' Settings > Ad Blocker section and find your custom filter in the list below, click on the green cog icon and select Trust this filter. Once you do a green checkbox should appear next to the filter name and that should do it.
 

DSNeed

New Member
Thanks Boo Berry!

Ever since upgrading to the beta, ||rarbg2018.org###overlib no longer blocks mouseovers on https://rarbg.to/torrents.php when you move your mouse over any of the listed torrents, it loads a small banner image for that show/movie.
 

Blaz

Moderator & Translator
Staff member
Moderator
Ever since upgrading to the beta, ||rarbg2018.org###overlib no longer blocks mouseovers on https://rarbg.to/torrents.php when you move your mouse over any of the listed torrents
The rule itself is wrong, correct one is:

Code:
rarbg.to###overlib
"||" rules are used for url blocking. "##" rules are used for hiding elements.
 
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