How good is AdGuard when it comes to privacy?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacMan988, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed that Safari displays below note about AdGuard:

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    But it doesn't display the same stuff for Wipr or Ka-Block.

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    I love the features AdGuard is providing. However, is AdGuard transmitting our personal information to any servers?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I would like to know of any insight towards this as well, as I have recently started using the same extension and have noticed the same thing myself.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I did a few forum searches on here prior to installing it but it seems that most if not all of the information found regarding Adguard refers to the application rather than the browser extension.

    It's honestly sort of overwhelming to choose an adblock these days, just typing it into the extensions search bar bombards you with choices.
     
  5. purgatori_sakkara macrumors member

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    I've always found AdGuard to be quite effective---especially the desktop version---but I really have a problem with the way it overrides your browser's own SSL certification checks in favour of its own. It's a bad practice shared in common with a lot of the more overzealous anti-malware/virus suites, and is a total deal breaker for me.
     

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