Sandboxie & the modern 'Adguard Browser Assistant' compatibility issue

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Bros
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Sandboxie & the modern 'Adguard Browser Assistant' compatibility issue

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Adguard for Windows software release somewhere at August 2020, a brand new modern Adguard Browser Assistant.
From then it is available for download and installation as extension for mainstream Web browsers, such as for Mozilla Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ssistant/

On the other word, you can just open your installed Adguard for Windows software on your computer -> Settings -> Browser Assistant: and press "Get the extension" green color online button here, and you will instantly have an option to install a modern Adguard Browser Assistant for your appropriate (default) Web browser...

Adguard corp. create that modern Adguard Browser Assistant, because it is a more stable and have more options than the old Adguard Legacy (non-browser extension version) Assistant, which you can also find in that same Adguard for Windows software -> Settings -> Browser Assistant page...



Somewhere at that same time 2020, Sandboxie software was in the middle of the crossover process from Sophos corp., also the previous Sandboxie forum run by Sophos was just in shut down process..., so asking about the new Sandboxie Feature (or a bug fix) request in that crowdy situation, was not so much of a priority.



Now I am asking for help on Sandboxie new Feature request, that it can finally support a modern Adguard Browser Assistant, if it is in any way possible technically to do it, maybe also with parallel support with the official Adguard team, I do not know...

In the meantime, for last two years, Sandboxie software still works with the old Adguard Legacy (non-browser extension version) Assistant, but the future of it is blurry, especially in a light that it already passes two years, and Adguard corp. can redraw and simply shut down the old Adguard Legacy (non-browser extension version) Assistant at any moment.
After all, the modern Adguard Browser Assistant is on the market for 2 years already, totally enough time for various compatibility issues settlement with other software on the market and with the modern Adguard Browser Assistant here...
Besides that, the modern Adguard Browser Assistant is a more stable and have more options than the old Adguard Legacy (non-browser extension version) Assistant, and in the future, this will bring just even more and more of the gaps here...


All in all, I also believe that IT Security and Privacy need to always join forces together.
Some really good VPN service and the Adguard software, are so precious today considering the Privacy..., same as Sandboxie software and our AV software, are so precious in the IT Security manner... We simply need all 4 of them, as a basic protection today...

So, if you can, please make Sandboxie software and the Adguard software more compatible again, and that they better and up-to-date back coexist together.


Thank you in advance and best regards!

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Re: Sandboxie & the modern 'Adguard Browser Assistant' compatibility issue

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what issues do you have when trying to run it under sandboxie, the modern extension frameworks are so limited that I'm surprized there are issues when runnign sandboxed

Bros
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Re: Sandboxie & the modern 'Adguard Browser Assistant' compatibility issue

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The issue is, that the new modern Adguard Browser Assistant extension in sandboxed Mozilla Firefox Web browser for e.g., cannot even see for last 2 years, the connection with its own AdGuard for Windows installed application on the PC which sitting in the Tray, and they need to be both connected under the hood (the AdGuard for Windows software + AdGuard Browser Assistant extension), to function properly! :(

So, I was thinking here that Sandboxie need to "un-sandbox" somehow this AdGuard Browser Assistant extension totally, as an "exclusion rule" all here (and set this exclusion as a new optional Sandboxie setting that we can apply, if someone has also an AdGuard for Windows application on their PC...)

... Or to do all this, by joint Sandboxie operation with official AdGuard software team, because fixing this is on mutual interest of both, including the users like me, that use this both great pieces of the software in the first place..., and perhaps it is impossible to fix this serious problem, if not in join forces all here, I do not know.

I only know that one day AdGuard for Windows application will completely shut down their old AdGuard legacy assistant that still bearably and somehow function even last two years and even now..., and from that moment, all the AdGuard for Windows application users will be in so serious problem - to use the AdGuard for Windows application only on their PC, or to use the Sandboxie application on their PC only, because you cannot use them together on the same PC. :(

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