When processing a web page, Adguard does several things at once:
1. Removes ads and online tracking code directly from the page.
2. Checks a page against our database of phishing and malicious sites.
3. Checks apps downloaded from unknown sources.
[Added] $network basic rules modifier #1032
[Added] Support for exception rules #815
[Changed] The behavior of the third-party modifier #891
[Changed] Websites cache is now suppressed after filters change #946
[Fixed] $replace rules aren’t applied to .m3u8 files content #1060
[Fixed] Regular expressions with $ symbol aren’t processed properly #1027
[Added] An option to not filter HTTPS on websites with ‘Extended Validation’ certificate #934
Adguard for Windows users are familiar with this option already. Extended Validation SSL certificates grant that the owner of the certificate has gone through a very strict process of verification. The trust for such certificate owners is much higher – those are usually banks, other financial organizations etc. Often times there are zero or close to zero ads on their websites, and filtering them is excessive anyway – it only increases the chance to break something useful.
[Changed] VPN autopause is now disabled by default for new Android devices (Pixel, Nexus with Nougat) #1000
From the beginning, the VPN autopause functionality was not ‘a feature’. It is a workaround for some known Android issues and bugs. For example, tethering could not work along with a VPN, or Adguard’s network access could be denied in power saving mode.
It seems that all these issues are sorted out in the newest Android devices, so we have disabled autopause functionality for them. You can turn it back ON in Adguard’s low-level settings if needed.
[Fixed] HTTPS filtering in Nougat-targeted apps #979
[Fixed] Amazon license check hangs while doing the background check #1121
[Improved] Active proxy connections closing time was reduced #990
[Imporved] AG styles are protected from disabling now #947