Today we would like to introduce the new update of Adguard 5.10.
Full list of changes
Added in version 5.10.1186:
New version of Adguard network drivers
Added Maxthon Nitro support
Added support for Regexp-rules
Added new API GreaseMonkey functions for better userscripts support
Fixed an issue with a long delay when adding rules via Assistant
Now, even when the Parental Control sensitivity level is disabled, black and white lists continue to work
Fixed program crashes when working with tray
When using TDI driver Teredo is no longer disabled
Fixed bug reports in IE8
Fixed several localization bugs
Parental control now blocks access to unsafe sites even when the sensitivity level is disabled
How is Adguard 6.0 doing?
The whole Adguard team works like a beaver to release the version you are waiting for. Unfortunately, the release is postponed to March 2015. The reason is simple, we have misestimated the amount of work that is waiting for us:
Nevertheless, 6.0 version is coming, and we will try hard to not disappoint you.
As you probably know, our app has been recently removed from Google Play, because we provide the best ad blocking and privacy protection on this platform.
We promised that it won’t stop us, and we will continue to develop Adguard for Android. Yeah, we are keeping that promise.
At the very end of the year, we have prepared a little surprise for users of the Apple products. All year we have been working on a standalone Adguard version for Mac OS X. Finally, we are ready to start its beta test!
You can install AdGuard for Android only manually. Google prohibits distribution of network-level ad blockers via Google Play, i.e. apps that block commercials in other apps. You will find more information about Google restrictive policy in our blog.
To use the app on your mobile device, you will need to do the following.
First of all, allow installing apps from unknown sources in your device’s OS settings. For this you will need to:
For Android 8 or newer: tap on the downloaded AdGuard APK file and then on Install. If installation from your browser is not allowed, you will see a screen informing you about it. From this screen tap on Settings → Allow from this source → Back → Install.
Instruction for old Android versions
For Android 7: give the browser access to the repository. Then agree to download APK format. Open the downloaded file and install AdGuard.
For Android 6: open Settings, then select Additional settings in System & Device. Switch on Unknown sources and press OK in the system warning window.
(Please note that the path towards these settings may differ depending on a device).
For Android 5: open Settings, then select Security in the Personal section. Switch on Unknown sources and press OK in the system warning window.
You can now install the app on your device. You will see the request to save the downloaded file. Press OK.
When the download is complete, the system will ask you if you want to install the AdGuard app. Press Install.
Wait for the installation to complete and press Done.
AdGuard is now installed on your device. You can launch the app by pressing its icon in the list of installed apps.