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Adguard for Windows

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.10.2004
  • Total Downloads:
    144,842
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    388.05KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,144
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Adguard enables you to browse without the intrusion of banners, pop-ups, and other ads. You can customize its blocking to create exceptions or manually block ads the program misses.

Pros

Web browsing speed: Rich-media ads with audio and video slow down Web page loading. Adguard blocks these ads so that you can browse much more quickly.

Excellent interface: When Adguard is active, a small green shield appears in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser window. When you click it, all the primary options are at your fingertips, including manual ad blocking and the ability to see the site unblocked for 30 seconds.

Exceptions: If you do want to see ads, add a site to the exception list so Adguard won't block it.

Cons

Undo bug: In our tests, undoing an action sometimes seemed to disable the app. The icon would vanish and not reappear until we reloaded the page.

Bottom Line

If you hate ads, you'll like Adguard. It successfully blocked ads from appearing on any of the websites we tested it on.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Adguard 5.10.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good software. Bad Trial."

August 28, 2015  |  By Bergani Balabonov

 |  Version: Adguard for Windows 5.10.2004

Pros

Software works great for explorer.

Cons

Free-trial, not freeware.

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2 stars

"Works good....JUST DON'T BUY A MULTI-COMPUTER LICENSE!"

August 27, 2015  |  By ohhhwolfy

 |  Version: Adguard for Windows 5.10.2004

Pros

Works fine, the software really does seem to block nearly all ads no matter which website you go to or where you browse.

Cons

If you're buying a multi-computer license...pass up this software. The download is fine for the first computer. Adding a second computer to your multi-computer license is a nightmare (to say the least) and I've been unsuccessful try so far. The installation software won't download for the 2nd computer and the link to unbind your license from the first (to transfer the software to your 2nd computer) is non-existent even though it's shown on a help page.

Summary

Pass it up unless you're sure you're going to buy it for one computer only.

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5 stars

"Works for both IE desktop and IE Metro!"

February 21, 2015  |  By Jakobjkraft

 |  Version: Adguard for Windows 5.10.1196

Pros

Fast adblocking as good as adblock browser plugins but this supports Metro IE as well for tablet users!

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Probably the very best ad blocker."

December 29, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Adguard 5.10.1167

Pros

Easy to set up. Clean and informative GUI. Successfully blocks all ads on all sites tested. Excellent cross-platform support. Competent technical help and support. Very stable and feature-rich.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

They say you get what you pay for. With Adguard's nominal annual subscription you get the very best ad blocking available, as well as malware and anti-phising protection. Do yourself a favor and try Adguard.

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1 stars

"Seems to really only block YouTube ads and some others"

September 02, 2014  |  By mj_is_cool

 |  Version: Adguard 5.8

Pros

-seems to block youtube ads fine, but not as good as other popular adblockers

Cons

-doesn't block Google ads
-doesn't remove the placeholder for removed ads on YouTube
-doesn't block semi-popular porn sites or their site redirecting(even with the most strict settings)
-doesn't block some porn sites that open up from a different porn site
-doesn't block the ads below me while making reviews on download.cnet.com

Summary

If you want an adblocker, try Adblock Plus (https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome)
If you want a porn blocker, try K9 Web Protection (http://www1.k9webprotection.com/)

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1 stars

"bad support + adblock that might kill the site function"

August 20, 2014  |  By tkien212

 |  Version: Adguard 5.9

Pros

block ads
block some popup
nice design

Cons

really bad support - ask for screenshot for the first reply, then ask for screenshot a popup? and end up with you have a virus that show ads.
able to broke some website - example in summary

Summary

I used a lot of adblock programs such as ABP, Admuncher and this. I have to say this program support is super bad compare to the other two.

I asked them to fix Gamestop contact form ( http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/contact.aspx ) because it disappeared and they said " It is suspected that your computer was infected with viruses" instead of checking it on their own and fix the problem.
Screenshot of the reply that I got: http://puu.sh/b0fyo.png

Adblocker is basically the same. But I strongly prefer Admuncher because of it support. I encounter some unblock ads with admuncher but they reply the next day and they try to solve it unlike Adguard.

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5 stars

"I really love it"

August 14, 2014  |  By JohnP95

 |  Version: Adguard 5.9

Pros

I like the program so much, finally I can look on videos on Youtube skipping all the annoying ads. Works well and it answers to my needs

Cons

Sometime can slow down the computer

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2 stars

"Very Very Hard To Uninstall!"

July 25, 2014  |  By dogesuchwow

 |  Version: Adguard 5.9

Pros

Good Protection.

Cons

Hog CPU and RAM resource.
Very Hard to Uninstall.

Summary

I don't like it.

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5 stars

"Fantastic . First Time User"

June 29, 2014  |  By Neverstray

 |  Version: Adguard 5.9

Pros

I installed this on my computer and it did block the ads on ninemsn.com.au and yahoo.com.au and youtube .

Cons

None at the moment

Summary

Although it take a while connecting to the server but it was up and operating .

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5 stars

"JUST GREAT!"

June 13, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Adguard 5.9

Pros

Totally complete and flexible. You choose your permissible ads, or ZILCH! Very easy to set up. Works with every popular browser!

Cons

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BAD ABOUT [to report] ADG!

Summary

So for a $19.95 subscription, you're TOTALLY ad free for a year and it is a GREAT value! It's a really great value! BTW ADGUARD's Customer Support is EXCELLENT!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.10.2004
Version 5.10.2004 added Vivaldi browser support; added support of userscripts custom menu items (GM_registerMenuCommand function). Press Shift+Alt+M to bring up list of registered menu items (if any). Examples of userscripts with their custom menu items: Youtube Center, AdsBypasser, Anti-Adblock Killer. Added TLS v1.2 support. Improved userscripts API.
General
Publisher Insoft
Publisher web site http://adguard.com/
Release Date March 05, 2015
Date Added March 10, 2015
Version 5.10.2004
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 388.05KB
File Name adguardInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 144,842
Downloads Last Week 1,144
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.95

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