As you may be aware most ad blockers have lots of limitations. Because they are just browser extensions they will only block ads in a particular browser, and even then their effectiveness will vary.
On top of that you may have to constantly disable or whitelist some websites to access their content. All things considered it is far from ideal – which is why you should give AdGuard a try.
To put it simply AdGuard is nothing like any other ad blocker. That much is plain right from the get go seeing as it isn’t a browser extension but is an actual standalone software.
As you can imagine that will allow AdGuard to block ads anywhere and everywhere on the system that it is installed in – and that’s exactly what it is designed to do. However instead of just hiding ads that appear, it actually filters them out so that they aren’t processed in the first place.
Learning how to stop pop-ups on Safari, prevent video ads from playing, or even disable ads within other apps couldn’t be easier – as you just need to install it and let it handle the rest.
It doesn’t matter what operating system you’re using as there is a version of AdGuard for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. Each version is slightly different, but ultimately they all fulfill the same purpose and will help you to have an ad-free experience.
Features of AdGuard
Although its primary role is that of an ad blocker, the fact of the matter is that there are several key components in AdGuard. Each will provide its own unique set of benefits, which is why it helps to know more about them:
- Ad Blocker
At the core of AdGuard is its ad blocker that filters out ads and prevents them from being displayed. Its filters are versatile and comprehensive, but if you want you can utilize additional third-party filters to extend their range even further to encompass other languages or to allow certain types of ads.
In fact technically you could even customize or create your own filters if you want more control, and you can decide what apps you want to be filtered – or otherwise.
- Stealth Mode
At any given moment your online activities are being tracked by countless cookies, analytic scripts, and other apps. The Stealth Mode in AdGuard will let you put a stop to that, and protect your privacy when you’re online.
- Browsing Security
While trackers are (relatively) harmless, there are other threats that are not – such as phishing and other malicious websites. With AdGuard you’ll be shielded from such threats as it will check websites and apps for any signs of malicious software using its regularly-updated database.
All said and done you should be starting to see just how versatile it is, but at the end of the day it is up to you how you want to use it. If you like you could just install it and let it block ads automatically, or you could take full advantage of the scope of features in AdGuard to do much more than that.