[?] Google Safe Browsing

Fad

Beta Tester
I see the Google Malicious sites and Phishing filters are disabled by default.

Is there a specific reason for this other than for user choice, or initially reducing memory usage/keeping filter lists smaller ?

If enabled - are the Google lists downloaded and used by Adguard, then no other communication occurs with Google servers except for downloading & updating the lists ?
 

Nameless

Beta Tester
With google safe browsing being enabled in the main browsers i would say its more of a chioce option, of cause i can not speak for all the browsers especially the custom builds but chrome, firefox and ie all have it enabled by default i believe.
 

Fad

Beta Tester
You`re absolutely right and I didn`t think of that, I have always had them disabled in the browser.

The main point now would be whether there is any communication between Adguard and Google other than the downloading & updating of filter lists - clarification that the google lists are only used internally.
 

Fad

Beta Tester
Thanks, I hadn`t seen that before.

If that`s the case it would be interesting to know which implemetation is being used - whether it`s the less privacy aware Safe Browsing Lookup API version.
 

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I see the Google Malicious sites and Phishing filters are disabled by default.

Is there a specific reason for this other than for user choice, or initially reducing memory usage/keeping filter lists smaller ?

If enabled - are the Google lists downloaded and used by Adguard, then no other communication occurs with Google servers except for downloading & updating the lists ?
Google Safe Browsing is already used by most of users because it's integrated into Firefox and Chrome.

What for the second question - we are using Protocol v2, so yes, we communicate with their servers to check/download updates only.
 
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