Adguard not filtering adds on YouTube

Dustyn

New Member
Past couple of days advertisements are coming in hard on YouTube. I keep checking for filter updates but YouTube ads and banners are still being shown on the homepage. Is this a difficult request to resolve?

EDIT: I managed to fix the issue. It looks as if Kaspersky Total Security v19.0.0.1088(e) at some point or another decided to use it's own certificate in place of Adguard's own certificate which broke filtering on YouTube and some other sites. What tipped me off was that I realised I was no longer seeing the little Adguard shield in the bottom right hand corner of my web browser on any webpage, including YouTube. Once I re-installed Adguards certificate it has corrected the issue. Thank you anyways! :)
 
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ram1220

New Member
How do you reinstall Adguard's certificate? I am having the same issue on Youtube using my Android phone. I have paid for Adguard for Android and also added the browser extension for Firefox on my phone. I still see ads on Youtube. Aguard was no help in fixing this. Thanks. The browser extension works great on my PC. But neither Adguard for Android or their browser extension works on my phone.
 

Dustyn

New Member
Hi there,

So first of all I'd like to know if you are viewing YouTube with an android web browser such as Chrome/Firefox, or with the YouTube app from the Google Play store? If you are using the official YouTube app, Adguard can not filter advertisements from it. If you visit YouTube through a web browser on your phone with Chrome/Firefox for example, Adguard will filter and block all advertisements.

Personally I prefer the unofficial YouTube app that is not available in the Google Play store. You would not even know it's an unofficial YouTube app as it looks and behaves exactly the same with a few added tweaks and a different icon. It works with Adguard just fine plus it has it's own built in add blocking to stop all advertisements. If interested, I can give you the link to the unofficial YouTube app to install on your phone.

Now as for re-installing the Adguard certificate in Android, those settings should be available under Settings, Network, HTTPS Filtering.

Good luck!
 
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Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
Seeing as there's an influx of reports in the last day, there's a chance Google changed something on YouTube. I wonder if they're finally pushing out video ads that can't be skipped nor blocked (without breaking video content, due to ads being loaded from the same domain(s) as the video content itself)? Or is it something like like channel ads for merch or if viewing an artist/band's videos you're seeing concert dates? Having some screenshots could help with this.

Finally, if you're using AdGuard for Windows, do you see the AdGuard Assistant icon on the page (assuming, of course, you don't have it disabled)?
 

ram1220

New Member
Hi there,

So first of all I'd like to know if you are viewing YouTube with an android web browser such as Chrome/Firefox, or with the YouTube app from the Google Play store? If you are using the official YouTube app, Adguard can not filter advertisements from it. If you visit YouTube through a web browser on your phone with Chrome/Firefox for example, Adguard will filter and block all advertisements.

Personally I prefer the unofficial YouTube app that is not available in the Google Play store. You would not even know it's an unofficial YouTube app as it looks and behaves exactly the same with a few added tweaks and a different icon. It works with Adguard just fine plus it has it's own built in add blocking to stop all advertisements. If interested, I can give you the link to the unofficial YouTube app to install on your phone.

Now as for re-installing the Adguard certificate in Android, those settings should be available under Settings, Network, HTTPS Filtering.

Good luck!

Thank you. Yes please send me the link to the unofficial Youtube app. I would like to try it. I have been using the Youtube app from the Play Store as well as Youtube through Firefox browser. Adguard will not block ads on either. I'd like to try the other app. On my Windows 10 PC I am using the Adguard browser extension for Firefox and it works well. No ads in Youtube. But my issue is with Android. Thanks again.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
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Dustyn

New Member
Thank you. Yes please send me the link to the unofficial Youtube app. I would like to try it. I have been using the Youtube app from the Play Store as well as Youtube through Firefox browser. Adguard will not block ads on either. I'd like to try the other app. On my Windows 10 PC I am using the Adguard browser extension for Firefox and it works well. No ads in Youtube. But my issue is with Android. Thanks again.
Okay sure thing. :)
So as mentioned by Boo Berry, the app is called YouTube Vanced. It's the same exact thing as the official YouTube app but reverse engineered with a few extra bonuses.
To download YouTube Vanced you can go to: iYTBP Vanced Downloads and look for the appropriate .APK file for your device. Please make sure you allow "unknown sources" on your android device to allow the installation to take place. I would recommend accessing the "Non-Root Downloads" section to install YouTube Vanced unless your device is rooted.

Now choose either one of the following downloads... You can choose any other one you wish if you prefer a radically different color scheme, but those two are the latest versions in either Dark or Black color scheme which looks great on android phones with a dark theme. Just click somewhere in the box I've outlined with a green outline.
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Do you also wish to be able to log into your YouTube account? If so you have to install the service app MicroG service which integrates itself into YouTube Vanced. After the quick install of this service you can log into your YouTube account through YouTube Vanced the same way you would do with the official YouTube app. The version I use is "microG_YouTube_Vanced_0.2.4-105".
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Just click somewhere in the box where it says "MicroG Vanced and it should initiate a download.
This should work well for you.

Best regards! ;)
Dustyn
EDIT: It may not be a bad idea to disable the official YouTube app, if you can't uninstall it.
EDIT2: Here is a backup link which hosts the same files.
MediaFire Backup Link
 
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caleb59

Member
AdGuard stopped working on Youtube using desktop PC. Assistant icon is missing, ads are not filtered, please help.
 

Dustyn

New Member
AdGuard stopped working on Youtube using desktop PC. Assistant icon is missing, ads are not filtered, please help.
Re-installing the Adguard certificate, those settings should be available under General Settings or Network. I'm not at my PC at the moment and I think future versions of Adguard moved the location of these settings. Click the button to re-install the certificate and then make sure you are utilizing the WFP network driver and the HTTPS protocol.
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Keep your browser's closed during this process.
 
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Matthew Gese

New Member
I tried reinstalling the certificate but Adguard is still not working on Youtube. It was working earlier today, it just randomly stopped working even though I never closed my browser or restarted Adguard. Other sites work fine, it's just Youtube.
 

Matthew Gese

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Dustyn

New Member
I completely forgot about the QUIC / TCP Fast Open protocol issue. I had this very same issue 3 years ago which I got resolved thankfully. Today however, for some odd reason, I've had the QUIC protocol re-enabled and things are still filtered out correctly on YouTube and all other sites. My original issue pertained exclusively to the Adguard Certificate being replaced by Kaspersky's own certificate. I found my old thread and have put the link below for the QUIC / TCP Fast Open issue. Could come in handy for future reference. ;)
CHROMIUM: YouTube now showing annoying advertisements...
 
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