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Malwarebyte's web protection blocks adguard's web assistant from running. When i disable web protection and reopen chrome, i can see assistant working and blocking the ads, but when web protection is on, web assistant is not loaded and no ads are getting blocked. Is anyone facing such issues? Is there any ways to solve it?

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Hello @srisar

Have you tried Adguard to the Allow list/ Exclusion list ?

Can you please follow the instructions in the document below:


Please try adding the following folder exclusions in Malwarebytes:

1. C:\ProgramData\Adguard

2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Adguard

Let us know if that helps.

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Hi, I have posted it on Aguard forum as well, here is the link.


adguard team were able to reproduce the issue and i think they are trying to fix it.

adguard has something called "WFP driver" which filters the moden apps i think. once it is disabled, MB is not blocking adguard anymore.

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Yes, Malwarebytes also uses a WFP (Windows Filtering Platform) driver for the Web Protection component.  It is the same technology/set of APIs used by the built in Windows Firewall in modern Windows versions (every version of Windows since Vista, basically).  If two WFP drivers are conflicting with one another that could definitely cause issues.  Hopefully the Adguard team is able to rectify the issue.

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Excellent, it sounds to me like the Adguard team identified the cause of the issue in their code, so I'm sure they will be successful.  I seem to recall a few years back Malwarebytes had to correct a similar issue with the Web Protection driver for similar reasons/conflicts, so it's probably a pretty common occurrence with such drivers.

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