Adguard

Adguard Adguard 6.0

Adguard

Adguard is an attractive, configurable app that lets you remove ads from web pages. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to configure
  • Lots of filters
  • Very easy to use

CONS

  • Slows browsing considerably
  • Doesn't work on all ads

Not bad
6

Adguard is an attractive, configurable app that lets you remove ads from web pages.

It's a lovely-looking program, with clean, clear lines, and easily accessible settings. Bear in mind that there are two ways of using Adguard - Basic interface and Extended interface. The Extended interface simply gives you more visible access to the more complex aspects of the program.

Adguard has a default setting that will give you medium ad protection from the get-go. In other words, if you never want to look at the nitty gritty, you don't have to. Simply start to browse as normal and you'll see your websites looking strangely bereft of ads. Adguard didn't manage to catch 100% of ads on the default protection level, but if there's one you've missed, you can block it yourself.

As well as offering protection against ads you don't want to see, Adguard also has protection from malware and phishing sites, and eliminates infuriating pop-ups. If you delve into the program, you'll see that it's also quite configurable. For example, although Adguard works with all main browsers, you can also make it work with lesser known alternatives, or tweak its filters to catch different types of ad. To see instructions about how to do this, look here.

Unfortunately, Adguard has a major downfall. It significantly slowed browsing during our tests, which was surprising, especially as the app claims to speed up loading! It was very disappointing and, unfortunately, not really a problem that we can overlook. Until Adguard sorts its speed problems out, it's almost impossible to recommend.

Adguard looks great, is easy to use, and does a great job blocking ads and pop ups. Unfortunately, it's too slow for everyday use.

Adguard: great adblock against banners, pop-ups, video ads (including on Youtube)!

Adguard is an ad blocking program that is justifiably among three best ad blockers in the world together with Adblock and Adblock Plus extensions. However, Adguard is not limited to banal banners removing; it is a universal program that contains all the necessary functions for the most comfortable using of the Internet. For example, blocking or warning about the phishing and other online threats, filtering of obscene materials and protection of your personal data on the Internet.

Functionality

The program includes 3 main modules: AdBlocker, Antiphishing and Parental Control.

AdBlocker removes all the advertising elements from web pages. Blocks video ads, popups, removes banners and other advertising. At the same time filtering takes place even before the load of the website into browser and this means:

a) no advertisements;

b) less traffic consumed/less money spent;

c) acceleration of the websites loading.

Antiphishing protects against malicious and fraudulent websites. The program really reduces the possibility of virus infection of your computer. Adguard uses the backlists, which contain millions of hazardous websites. The Antiphishing module processes the URLs in real time by comparing them with the domains in the database. And thanks to the optimization of this process – such verification takes a split second. This feature favorably distinguishes Adguard from major competitors – Adblock and Adblock Plus.

Parental Control allows you to protect children from obscene materials and adult websites, which altogether ensures the safety of children online. Parents can rest easy, because their child will not see any pornographic content on the Internet. By the way, this feature is unavailable in other popular ad blockers such as Adblock and Adblock Plus.

Antitracking – protection from outside observing of your internet-surfing history. With Adguard, advertising networks and counters won’t be able to track your searches and websites you visited and use the data for personal gain. Without you using Adguard, they have a fairly complete picture of your sex, age and area of interest.

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User reviews about Adguard

  • alexvanov

    by alexvanov

    "Great software, much better than any of its competitors"

    Softonic has reviewed an old version, but the last one is really great!. More.

    reviewed on January 15, 2014