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AdGuard AdBlocker



Adguard Software Ltd







December 01, 2018

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AdGuard AdBlocker effectively blocks all types of advertising on all web pages, even on Facebook, YouTube, and others!

## What AdGuard AdBlocker does:

★ Blocks all ads: video ads (includes YouTube adblock), rich media advertising, unwanted pop-ups (pop-up blocker), banners and text ads (includes Facebook adblock)
★ Speeds up page loading and saves bandwidth, thanks to the missing ads and pop-up windows
★ Protects your privacy by blocking common third-party tracking systems
★ Blocks many spyware, adware and dialer installers
★ Protects you from malware and phishing

## What are the advantages over Adblock or AdBlock Plus?

★ AdGuard ad blocker is really fast and lightweight. It uses half as much memory as other popular solutions: Adblock, Adblock Plus, and even outperforms uBlock Adblocker in some tests.
★ AdGuard can handle most of the anti-adblock scripts. You won't have to turn off the ad blocker any more to be able to visit the websites that are using such scripts.
★ AdGuard is simply better looking and modern (in our opinion).

## How can AdGuard AdBlocker protect your privacy?

Privacy protection is one of the main goals! Just enable the "Spyware and tracking filter" in AdGuard's settings. It completely removes all forms of tracking from the Internet. AdGuard has one of the largest tracker filters containing more than 5,000 rules. It is even larger than the databases of Ghostery® and Disconnect.

## How to remove social media widgets with AdGuard?

Tired of all the «Like» buttons and similar widgets infesting all of your frequented web pages? Just enable AdGuard's "Social media filter" and forget about them.

## How can AdGuard AdBlocker protect you from online threats?

At the moment we’ve got more than 2,000,000 harmful web sites on record. AdGuard can block domains known to spread malware, protecting your computer against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware and adware. AdGuard really lowers the risk of virus infections and prohibits access to harmful websites to prevent potential attacks.

## Crypto-jacking protection

We did comprehensive research on cryptojacking and, as a result, AdGuard can reliably block most of the known crypto-jackers including CoinHive. You can also add some open source filters like NoCoin which will give you an additional layer of protection.


Release notes:


Changelog (short version):

v2.10.8: Filtering log improvements, you can now see and manage cosmetic rules.
v2.9.2: Major performance improvements. Also, thanks to the new cosmetic rules engine, anti-adblock scripts are having trouble detecting ad blocking.
v2.8.6: Hotfix that improves integration mode with the desktop AdGuard version.
v2.8.4: A new way to report ads, tracking, and all kinds of annoyances using our new reporting service.
v2.7.2: Refactoring: Chrome and Firefox extensions share the same code now.
v2.6.5: We've extended the ad-blocking engine with new filter types, which are yet to be supported by other adblock extensions (except uBlock Origin - it already supports them): $csp and $important.
v2.5.11: Refactoring: Edge and Chrome extensions share the same code now.
v2.5.8: This release is mostly about fixing bugs. Also, it brings some minor improvements to the ad-blocking engine.
v2.4.13: Handle ad-blocking circumvention techniques that use WebSocket and WebRTC. New languages.
v2.4.10: Integration with Chrome DevTools and extended CSS selectors support.
v2.3.8: Added AdGuard Annoyances filter. This filter blocks irritating elements on webpages, including cookie notices, third-party widgets and in-page pop-ups.
v2.2.3: "Block ads on this site" button now works as intended, if several windows are opened.
v2.1.5: Added an option to use "optimized" filters. Domain security checks are now done in a privacy-friendly way.
v2.0.12: Added subscribe.adblockplus.org links support.
v2.0.9: Added "inverted whitelist" feature - some people are not happy with "total" ad blocking.
v2.0: Major update - improved performance, UI, new languages, dozens of bugs are fixed.


In addition to browser extensions, there are also premium AdGuard versions for Windows and Mac.

How do they differ from the browser extension?

+ Block ads in all browsers and even in apps.
+ Block ads even better (although it would seem that it just couldn’t be any better :)).
+ Block requests to dangerous sites, instead of just warning about them.
+ Contain Parental Control module. When it is enabled, you can safely leave your children alone with the Internet.
+ Allow you to install extensions (userscripts) - Greasemonkey and Tampermonkey analog for all browsers.
+ (Optional) Integration with the Web of Trust (WOT, mywot.com). With us, you will be assured of the reliability of the websites that you are visiting.


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Found a bug? Have a problem and need help? Visit our forum: https://forum.adguard.com/

What has inspired us?

Extore is a team of professionals who are passionate about creating extensions for web browsers. This devotion also gives us opportunity to appreciate work of other people. We get inspired by useful, open source extensions made by developers all over the world. Our strong belief is that one should share helpful add-ons with others. That’s why we’d like to present you our ever-growing list of favourite extensions that have inspired us. Moreover, as you probably have already learned, sometimes struggling for the best brings an end to the good. Talking about add-ons it often turns out that an upgrade is worse then previous version. Also it can become really tricky to get back to the beloved version of your favourite extension. That’s why we’re going to make not only the latest, but all versions of our favourite (and we hope yours too) add-ons available for download. No more compromises, just stick to the version you really like!