AdGuard Pro or other ad blocking software

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get an ad blocking program for my Mac. I was looking at AdGuard Pro, though before I buy it I was curious to hear what other people think of it and any other similar programs out there?

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  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    I use Adblock + which is free and it works great to block ads in Safari.
     
  3. Apple Fritter macrumors regular

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    Nothing comes close to AdGuard Pro. I have lifetime licences for all my devices and whenever I get a new one this is the first piece of software I slap on it.

    Of course, it isn't free. Which also means that people are being paid to constantly work on improving things. Updates are rolling in regularly, which is needed in the light of ad companies trying to get around blocking all the time. Hasn't let me down on the most ad-infested sites where others failed.
     
  4. home405a macrumors newbie

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    I have Adguard lifetime license and I don't care about adware. It works perfectly in my iMac and my iPhone.It´s the best adblocker I,ve never tried
    Regards!
     
  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you purchase a license and install it on multiple devices?
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    Are you referring to Adguard Pro or a different program?
     
  6. home405a macrumors newbie

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    Adguard App in Mac and Adguard Free in iOS
     
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    Well, you can buy one license for x computers, so there is only one activation code for all devices. In case you meant to use e.g. a 2-computer license on 3 devices that might just work as well.

    I swap computers a lot and never got bugged by some window telling me my licenses were all used up already. I guess they're quite lenient unless that activation code is used by hundreds and thousands of people because somebody posted it on some illicit web site.

    That said, I think it doesn't hurt to support them by buying the amount of licenses you really need. Rarely have I seen a little software company so eager to please and also transparent about what they do, limitations, etc.
     
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    I also bought a lifetime licence for Adguard. What I found very positive was not only the product, but everything around it: support, quick replies to questions, forums etc..
     
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    Another vote for ublock. Brilliant and free software.
     
  12. Apple Fritter macrumors regular

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    Mercedes is the best.

    Here, I added another highly subjective claim to the list.

    As for adblockers, nothing comes close to Adguard's functionality. I have no idea why they only looked at the performance. Is it important if something takes 1 msec longer? Or how great the blocking works? The latter would be my no.1 metric when comparing blockers. Have an occasional ad that won't go away? Drop the team a note and it's taken care of.

    Adguard doesn't even need a browser extension, it blocks system-wide. None of the others are capable of that. Combined with its agile staff and Adguard DNS on top, it's really hard to beat.

    That said, µBlock might fit your bill perfectly. Yet, that doesn't make it the perfect choice for all intents and purposes.
     

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