AdGuard for Windows - 7.4

myMoon

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There's a clear headliner for the new AdGuard for Windows update: AdGuard Browser Assistant. It's a browser extension to help manage filtering right from the web page that replaces the old Assistant. We also fixed a bunch of bugs and overall enhanced the app to work faster and better.

Browser Assistant

By developing this new product, we've resolved a couple of pretty important issues that the old Assistant had, without losing in functionality.

[Enhancement] Browser Assistant #2985

Meet our new AdGuard Browser Assistant! From a mere dependant userscript in AdGuard desktop apps it has evolved to become a full-fledged browser extension.



Obviously, new Assistant has the functions of the old one included but it’s far more cool and user-friendly. And it came in extremely handy, helping us solve three major problems at once:

  • Former AdGuard Assistant was a dependent userscript able to communicate with the app only using a certain protocol. On the contrary, new Assistant is independent: it’s installed in a browser, and you don’t need to wait while the script would be injected into the filtered web page. Putting it simply, it is more autonomous. Technically the new Assistant can be used without the app, although the app is required for the full capacity.
  • When AdGuard desktop app and our browser extension were used in so-called integration mode, the extension icon took over Assistant's functions. However, they could hamper each other’s work. Some websites would stop being protected by the desktop program and be backed up only by the extension which has less possibilities. With new Assistant being extension itself, there is no need to install our regular browser extension anymore, which means there is no risk of an incompatibility.
  • Some people didn't like seeing the old Assistant’s presence at webpages, plain an simple. New Assistant's icon resides safely next to the browser's address bar – zero chance to stand in the way of website's content.

[Enhancement] Own settings tab #3118



From now on, you can open this tab and get the Assistant for your default browser in one click. And in case your browser is a rare one, you can always lay on the legacy non-extension version – it works everywhere.

[Enhancement] Onboarding process #3119



During the installation, AdGuard determines your default browser and prompts you with a download link for Assistant. If your browser is not compatible with AdGuard, the legacy version is automatically enabled.
Changelog
  • [Fixed] Advanced Editor clears user rules #2142
  • [Fixed] Cannot report a website from Assistant when UI is not running #2138
  • [Fixed] AdGuard not responding after resuming from sleep mode on laptop #2861
  • [Fixed] Wrong date on statistics #3015
  • [Fixed] Crash on viewing request details in filtering log #3074
  • [Fixed] Wrong highlight for Stealth Mode exclusions in filtering log #3123
  • [Fixed] Some processes are active after AdGuard update bug installer #3126
  • [Fixed] Some windows are not centered #3127
  • [Fixed] Scroll issue with touchpad in language combobox #3129
  • [Fixed] Can't add apps from Blitz's subdirectory #3141
  • [Fixed] License activation dialog design issues #3145
  • [Fixed] Support button returns 400 Bad Request #3155
  • [Fixed] No longer able to add filters that do not have a .txt extension #3165
  • [Fixed] Unnecessary colon is displayed for Yandex-Turbo redirect userscript #3176
  • [Fixed] Individual userscript incompatibility #3201
  • [Fixed] Browsing security notifications don’t work #3203
  • [Fixed] Using extension w/app allows user to bypass Parental Control #3219
  • [Fixed] Screen is twitching after disabling the extension #3229
  • [Fixed] Pale buttons' text while starting the AdGuard #3236
  • [Fixed] Connection errors #3237
  • [Fixed] After reinstalling the application does not work #3238
  • [Fixed] "AdGuard Browser Assistant is not installed or configured incorrectly" error #3241
  • [Fixed] Some requests’ names are cut and not displayed in the filtering log #3249
  • [Fixed] Browser restart is required after AdGuard update #3250
  • [Fixed] Disabled userscripts reenable automatically after an update #3258
  • [Fixed] AdGuard starts in a windows instead of being minimized in the system tray #3276
  • [Fixed] "AdGuard installed successfully" window pops up after a reboot #3278
  • [Fixed] UI won't start after an update #3299
  • [Fixed] Statistic isn't incremented #3311
  • [Fixed] Native extension api GetOriginalCert returns wildcard cert if it is in cache #3315
  • [Enhancement] Filtering log is on pause while import #1997
  • [Enhancement] Update Advanced Uninstall Utility #2940
  • [Enhancement] Using the current browser for the webpage opening #2099
  • [Enhancement] AdGuard GUI unnecessarily raising Windows platform timer resolution #2734
  • [Enhancement] Enabling HTTPS filtering for a portable FF is now easier #2735
  • [Enhancement] An option to hide blocked QIUC records in the filtering log #2912
  • [Enhancement] Description about opening AG main window at system start-up has been reformulated #3016
  • [Enhancement] Description for the "Launch AdGuard at system start-up" option #3082
  • [Enhancement] Some items have been renamed or added in the tray menu #3103
  • [Enhancement] Get rid of double negative in "filter EV" section #3133
  • [Enhancement] Wizard's provided filters to the pre-downloaded defaults #3162
  • [Enhancement] Handling the well-known errors during installation is made more user-friendly #3163
  • [Enhancement] "What's new" screen after the major app update #3169
  • [Enhancement] Send Console and Host logs to the Sentry among with the Service logs #3172
  • [Enhancement] Add new Edge browser support #3217
  • [Enhancement] HTTP proxy mode's description is disabled #3227
  • [Enhancement] Update CoreLibs to 1.5.238 #3246
  • [Enhancement] Browser Assistant now supports Waterfox and Cliqz browsers #3264
Corelibs updated to v1.5.269
  • [Fixed] Rules with :style() are converted incorrectly #1149
  • [Fixed] Cosmetic rules can be used as CSS rules #1293
  • [Fixed] Basic rules with a wildcard in top-level domains aren't working #1298
This version on a Github.
Direct download link.
 

Supersnake

New Member
Am running Version 7.4 with the New Assistant, and the location of the icon and the user interface is great! Does that mean I should now uncheck the AdGuard Assistant extension as shown in my screenshot?1.png
 
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Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
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If you use the new Browser Assistant and don't plan on using the legacy AdGuard Assistant, yes, you can uncheck it to disable it. :)
 

Freki123

New Member
@myMoon How long will the legacy AdGuard Assistant be available? The new Adguard Assistant gives me problems (even on stable 7.4).
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
In my opinion, the sandbox issue may be hard to work around, because AG for Windows needs the executable (Adguard.BrowserExtensionHost.exe) running to be able to communicate to the Browser Assistant. I'm not sure if it'd be possible to 'fix' this without sandboxing the entire AG for Windows app, which could lead to other issues.
 

douglas9

New Member
Do you still need to use browser extension(Chrome) if you ugrade to 7.4. Does the upgrade eliminate the need to use an external browser extension currently 3.4.31. TIA
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
If you're using the AdGuard Adblocker browser extension for Chrome in integration mode (where the icon turns blue), you don't need it anymore and you can uninstall the AdGuard Adblocker browser extension. Integration mode has been replaced with a new browser extension for Chrome called the AdGuard Browser Assistant which can be found here: https://agrd.io/assistant_chrome_release

Integration mode support is being removed from the AdGuard Adblocker extension in the next major version. The new Browser Assistant is also replacing the now legacy AdGuard Assistant (the little AdGuard icon added to webpages) as well.
 

Supersnake

New Member
If you're using the AdGuard Adblocker browser extension for Chrome in integration mode (where the icon turns blue), you don't need it anymore and you can uninstall the AdGuard Adblocker browser extension. Integration mode has been replaced with a new browser extension for Chrome called the AdGuard Browser Assistant which can be found here: https://agrd.io/assistant_chrome_release

Integration mode support is being removed from the AdGuard Adblocker extension in the next major version. The new Browser Assistant is also replacing the now legacy AdGuard Assistant (the little AdGuard icon added to webpages) as well.
Based upon that information I uninstalled the Edge AdGuard Adblocker extension too, and the AdGuard Browser Assistant successfully took over the task.1.png4.png
 
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Supersnake

New Member
When I uninstalled the Edge AdGuard Adblocker extension, I immediately received this plea from AdGuard.
Have no fear AdGuard I did not abandon you. :)3.png
 

SciGuy

New Member
At least until AdGuard for Win v8.0 is out
Just like Frecki, I also use Sandboxie with Firefox and the AdGuard assistant is not working (was Googling the problem and found this thread).
When AdGuard Win v8.0 arrives, will I not be able to use AdGuard any longer with Sandboxie?
 
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