Adguard Mac app doesn't block as much as browser addon

Discussion in 'Technical Support (AdGuard for Mac)' started by Rufus, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Rufus

    Rufus New Member

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    Hello
    I am using mac os High Sierra 10.13.3 with Firefox 58.0.2
    When i am using only the App or App+adguard browser addon it blocks less ads and trackers.
    When i am using only the adguard browser addon it blocks more ads and trackers.
    I am using the same filter lists on both
    Does anybody now why?
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018
  2. zebrum

    zebrum Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    @Rufus hi!

    How exactly do you compare?
     
  3. Rufus

    Rufus New Member

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    Here are some screenshots

    Only browser extension
    browser.jpeg

    Browser ext + app
    browser and app.jpeg
     
  4. zebrum

    zebrum Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    @Rufus ok, need to look at it. What filters do you use?
     
  5. tawfiq taoufik

    tawfiq taoufik New Member

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    What filters do you use?
     
  6. Rufus

    Rufus New Member

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    I use these filters

    English
    Spyware
    Socialmedia
    Annoyances

    I use these settings in App
    General.jpeg

    Extensions.jpeg

    Network.jpeg
     
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  7. maman

    maman New Member

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    My Adguard extension blocks perfectly on Safari using Extension over the App especially watching youtube videos. Any advice on youtube?

    These are the filters I use:
     

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  8. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

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    Make sure you're using the latest version of the AdGuard for Mac app.
     
  9. maman

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    Yes I am using 1.5.3 for Mac, I've updated all the latest filter. Will keep testing and keep you updated. Thank you.
     
  10. Rufus

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    I have tried some other browser, Chrome and Safari works, but Cliqz browser behaves like Firefox.
    And I can't whitelist sites in FF and Cliqz
    Have reinstalled Adguard App
     
  11. zebrum

    zebrum Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    @Rufus try to open sites in incognito mode and check if there any difference?
     
  12. Delerium

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    I've made the switch to duckduckgo browser extensions along with AdGuard and it's amazing! Plus, the duckduckgo extension will show you exactly what things have been blocked. Here's a few screenshots:

    1. With duckduckgo extension
    2. Details of what the extension is blocking (you can scroll to see everything)
     

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  13. Rufus

    Rufus New Member

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    @zebrum there is no difference

    @Delerium I have used Ublock Origin and Ghostery before i bought Adguard, i liked Ghostery there you could unblock
    individual ads and tracker if you wanted to.
     
  14. Rufus

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    Hello again
    I have just find this link static.adguard.com/test.html and it says that Adguard app is disabled, have tried on these browser
    Cliqz
    Brave
    Firefox
    Chrome
    all is the latest version.
     
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  17. Rufus

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    Hello @zebrum i havent been using adguard recently because i cant get it to work properly, when i saw there is a new version i decided to give it a test again. But it doesent block all ads and maybe trackers to but i dont now for sure. I have tried many difrent filters. Have you any idea what i can do, is there any way to send som logs or something if there is some error somewhere in my Mac.
     
  18. Rufus

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    I have finally found out why adguard didn't worked in Firefox and Cliqz.
    In about:config i had changed some settings: network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy and network.http.sendRefererHeader

    adguard only works properly when those are set at default values.
     
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    AdGuard relies on `Origin` and `Referer` headers to detect if the request is third-party or not. When you suppress both, AG (falsely) considers them first-party and some of the ad blocking rules just aren't triggered.

    In AG for Windows, the recommended alternative is to use the Stealth Mode module of AdGuard that suppresses referrer on its own. Unfortunately, AG for Mac does not yet provide this feature, but it is coming in one of the future updates.