question about AdGuard and the severe drop in internet speed while using it.

heartdead

New Member
Hi there! i was gonna try out AdGuard for a while, see if its decent enough to allow me to keep using Edge after the whole V3 thing.

Adguard in itself is absolutely fantastic! it catches literally every ad-test i run on it. its really good!
However, i've noticed that with Adguard on, my internet speed loses just shy of 4-500Mb/s, both down and up.

I've done many tests, and these are the avg results after just shy of 15 tests on speedtest.net
OFF: 945Mb/s down, 989Mb/s up.
ON: 490Mb/s down, and 520Mb/s up.

I did tests with my browser, and the actual software they have.
i ran speedtests straight to my ISP, and it cuts it down there too.
As soon as i turn the program of, my internet speeds bounces back to full speed almost instantly.
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So, i figured this has to be a setting thing, so i went in to see if the DNS was on in AdGuard, and its not.
Proxy is not on ( set to system )
HTTPS Filtering is on
WFP Network driver is on.

i was wondering, is this really normal behavior with this app running?
or maybe someone here has an idea to what it could be? i really do like the app! its fantastic, but the internet drop of speed with it on won't work for me at all. its like a.. bad vpn. without it being a vpn.
 

heartdead

New Member
Oh, so it is an actual thing! i gotchu man! well... that kinda sucks.
i wonder what makes it do that.. its super awkward.

oh well, at least i know it's a ''thing''
 

H3lper

Member
Staff member
Hello.

First, there are a couple of factors that may slow your speed, and those few listed options are one of those.
We'd like to know if there are any changes with this base setup:

1) Please, in the Filters setting, set only 2 sets of filters to be active - language specific and AdGuard base one.​
2) Disable all the additional security modules, like anti-tracking and anti-phishing.​
3) Set your DNS server to AdGuard Base DNS.​
4) Turn off the AdGuard app completely and turn it on again.​
Then, at AdGuard>Settings>General>Advanced> Use redirect driver mode> check\uncheck this box and see if there are any results.

Additionally, make sure you're not running any AV,VPN,Firewall applications and e.t.c.

Let me know your results.
 

heartdead

New Member
You know, i was just about to reply to this thread and write: Solved.


i kept googling around, looked at reddit and some youtube videos, and it was 100% your step #1.
i turned of everything extra, and my speed became normal.
so i kept turning on 1 and 1 until i found what slowed me down, disabled that and my speed went back to normal.

i guess something on my pc may have reacted badly to that one filter maybe? i have no idea! haha
i get less download speed (100 Mb/s ish, but my upload speed is just as it used to be! and the UL speed is all i care about anyway)

Edit: i am so happy i worked this out, because i really do like this program. This whole manifest V3 thing is so annoying!
 
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