Adguard

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.10.1167
  • Total Downloads:
    87,690
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    388.05KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    360
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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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5 stars

"Utility to put ads behind the bars!"

May 21, 2014  |  By Batmance

 |  Version: Adguard 5.8

Pros

cool features, easy navigation, excellent results!

Cons

Have to manually add filters and update them to get optimum results, otherwise it's a wonderful ad blocking software.

Summary

Breathtaking ad blocker!

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5 stars

"Cool utility to block ads and viruses"

May 21, 2014  |  By Logixm

 |  Version: Adguard 5.8

Pros

Parental control to keep my kids away from pornos.
Quick blocking of ads, viruses and other external threats.

Cons

Free version is good, but not that productive. So, I installed the filters and updated within to get maximum protection from unwanted ads and threats.

Summary

Awesome software!

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5 stars

"All-in-One ad blocking solution for professionals!"

May 21, 2014  |  By mmast

 |  Version: Adguard 5.8

Pros

Gets the job done faster than adblock plus and other namesake adblockers. It's efficient and result-oriented tool that crushes everything unwanted! I love itfor its accuracy.

Cons

Less blocking of adverts with free utility, but making a plus of filters and their updation gets it work wonders.

Summary

Best software - One solution for every problem!

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5 stars

"True Adblocker to block everything unwanted!"

May 21, 2014  |  By Pjosef

 |  Version: Adguard 5.8

Pros

Quick startup and action
Great adblocker and anti-banner software

Cons

Still works with free software, but adding and updating filters gives you the best of what it can do. Overall, it's a great alternative to kick-off AB+ and adblock!

Summary

Awesome adblocking solution!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.10.1167
Version 5.10:
  • Convenient addition of new ad filters
  • Integration with WoT is now a separate extension
  • Added support for new browsers
  • Speeded up the work of extensions
  • Added a configuration of exceptions for secure (HTTPS) sites filtering
Fixed:
  • Fixed conflicts with Visual Studio, Tor Browser, Keepass
  • Fixed rules with the "~third-party" modifier
  • Fixed a bug when using proxy authorization
  • Fixed compatibility error of vk.com and Parental Control
  • Fixed a defect with disabling Adguard assistant via the context menu
  • Fixed a defect with the processing of HTTP DELETE requests
  • New versions of TDI and WFP drivers. Fixed some compatibility issues
General
Publisher Insoft
Publisher web site http://adguard.com/
Release Date October 03, 2014
Date Added December 05, 2014
Version 5.10.1167
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Popup Blocker Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 388.05KB
File Name adguardInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 87,690
Downloads Last Week 360
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.95

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