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Adguard Service still downloading website data (e.g. video) after closing browser and saturating net connection #1599
This is an issue I've noticed for awhile now. On some websites, especially video streaming websites, I've noticed that closing the browser doesn't stop the downloading/streaming of the content until AdguardSvc.exe is killed and restarted. This was an issue some time ago, which was fixed, but it seems to be back in some limited fashion.
In my testing, I used NetBalancer to verify the issue in both on my main machine, along with a clean installed Windows 10 virtual machine with no AV besides Defender. I tried using NetWorx to verify the issue, but it doesn't seem to list non-TCP/IP traffic, which is where it seems this issue is (NetBalancer lists it as Service Traffic being used saturating the entire connection until specifically AdguardSvc.exe is killed).
I used the videos on Swearnet.com (NSFW!) in my testing, as it's the only site I've encountered thus far that causes this issue. There's free videos on the website.
Here's a service log (with debug level logging enabled): http://www.mediafire.com/file/z6a93mvqhwb248i/AdguardServiceLog.zip
Steps to reproduce (I'm using NetBalancer to monitor traffic in real time as it lists Service Traffic, not sure if NetWorx can!):
And that's it. Running the site with Adguard completely killed results in no issues whatsoever. Adding the site as an exception (both in the user filter and HTTPS exception) doesn't make any difference. Also disabling ad blocking and extensions doesn't make a difference either.
So far swearnet.com is the only site I've encountered where I can reproduce this 100% of the time. I believe there's others out there, but it's hard to reproduce on them.
Good luck with this one!
I do, a lot. But I was noticing for awhile now my internet connection would be in use (when nothing should be actively using it). I turned off automatic Windows updates and Store updates, and still it'd happen sometimes. It wasn't until I began visiting that site I'd really notice it.
I bet it's not limited to streaming videos either, anything in the middle of an established, ongoing connection would continue (indefinitely?).
IMO, it might be a high to critical type of issue. =P
I couldn't reproduce it on YT in my testing. Sometimes it'd happen with Facebook videos, I found. But it wasn't consistent at all.
Only Swearnet seems to be consistent. That site seems actually pretty slow when loading videos. My internet connection may be slow, but I can stream YT at 720p with no issues with buffering. Swearnet seems to be different, it chokes when buffering video, even at 360p and 480p. In fact, I've noticed when buffering video download traffic actually stops for a few seconds then resumes at full speed. In addition to that, sometimes if I hit the point where it begins to buffer and don't press pause fast enough, the playback will actually start back from the beginning again. It's rather annoying on that site.