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AdGuard AdBlocker

4.68066

Details

Author:
Adguard Software Ltd

Category:
Productivity

Version:
2.10.14

Users:
5898641

Rating:
4.68066

Size:
4.85MiB

Price:
Free

Updated:
March 05, 2019

Webstore Link:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adguard-adblocker/bgnkhhnnamicmpeenaelnjfhikgbkllg

Developer's site:
http://adguard.com

Description

AdGuard ad blocker effectively blocks all types of ads on all web pages, even on Facebook, YouTube and others!

## What AdGuard ad blocker does:

★ Blocks all ads: video ads (includes YouTube adblock), rich media advertising, unwanted pop-ups, 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 of AdGuard 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 adblock circumvention scripts;
★ AdGuard is simply better looking and modern (in our opinion).

## How can AdGuard ad blocker protect your privacy?

Privacy protection is one of the main goals! Just enable the "AdGuard Tracking Protection filter" in AdGuard settings. It completely removes all forms of tracking from the Internet. AdGuard has one of the largest tracker filter lists containing more than 10,000 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 "Social media filter" and forget about them.

## How can AdGuard ad blocker protect you from online threats?

At the moment we’ve got more than 2,000,000 harmful websites 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 crypto-jacking 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.

## Why does AdGuard require permissions?

* "Access your data for all websites" and "Access browser tabs": both permissions are necessary for AdGuard to apply all kinds of cosmetic processing to the pages' content. Naive ad blocking would simply block ad servers, and leave broken elements and first-party ads on the pages. AdGuard applies special cosmetic rules to make pages look clean and tidy.
* "Access browser activity during navigation": this permission is necessary to keep track of navigation events in order to apply rules when the time is right.

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Release notes:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardBrowserExtension/releases

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Free and Open Source:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardBrowserExtension

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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!