Adguard
Adguard
2.5.0.902

4.4

Adguard free download for Mac

Adguard2.5.0.902

12 October 2020

Ad blocking and filtering for browsers and applications.

Overview

Adguard can make your online experience safer because, though Macs and Apple laptops are quite safe to use, when it comes to ad blockers, Macs experience real problems. Already-existing solutions do not consider the specifics of OS X. That greatly influences the stability of work in Safari, and these ad-blocking extensions fail to do their work properly, especially when video ads are an issue.

New Adguard lets you fully enjoy web surfing without any distractions. Watch those videos you want to watch, and not video ads, on YouTube, Twitch, or any other website. Look at photos of your friends and not at endless banners on Facebook and other social networks. Adguard gives you freedom of choice and saves your nerves. It works perfectly with all browsers, as it was developed specially for use on OS X.

  • Ad Blocker. Subtle filtering of all incoming traffic, and what is more, ads are blocked before they load to the page.
  • Browsing Security. Adguard checks every page for any malicious content using our databases, and blocks requests from potentially dangerous ones.
  • Privacy Protection. Any counters and tracking instruments will be blocked by powerful Spyware filter. With Adguard you can stop worrying for the privacy of your actions on the Internet.
  • Adguard works in all browsers. Safari, Chrome - you name it. No exceptions.
  • Easy to install. A couple of clicks, and your Mac is protected from ads. You don't have to struggle with overcomplicated settings - just surf the net and Adguard will do all the work.
  • Blocking video ads. Any video ad, on any site - Adguard will block it.
  • Application filtering. Adguard is more than just an addon for browser. It can help you to get rid of ads in any app on your Mac.
  • Is supported in all OS X versions from 10.7 64-bit and higher.
  • Adguard has intuitive and simple UI with such additional features like Adguard Assistant and filtering log.
  • Daily ad filters and phishing databases updates.

Adguard licenses are available in one- or two-year subscriptions, or for lifetime. The service is also available for Android devices, for desktop systems, or for desktop and mobile devices. The published price in our listing is that of a one-year subscription for one computer. Licensing information can be found here.

What's new in Adguard

Version 2.5.0.902:
New:
  • The biggest thing about AdGuard v2.5 for Mac is better compatibility with Big Sur. Thanks to adoption of System Extensions, AdGuard will work better on the newest macOS iteration.
Enhancement:
  • System Extensions support in Big Sur
  • Add $ping content type
  • Trusted-types CSP does not break the content script
  • Indicate libraries versions
Fixed:
  • AdGuard icon hidden from menu bar
  • The protection is automatically deactivated when the system goes into sleep mode
  • AdGuard doesn't filter Brave Browser on Big Sur
  • Enable/disable protection in main menu is available when the app starts
  • Parameters stripped by Stealth Mode are not visible in filtering log
  • Incorrect behavior of EV-certs filtering feature
  • Switching between logging modes is not working with kext
  • Trackers counter doesn't work
  • AGFDVSocket doesn't return the original peer address in case of outbound proxy set
  • AdGuard doesn't filter domains when HTTPS filtering is disabled
  • Exclusion with $elemhide,jsinject,extension disable HTML filtering rules
  • Filtering log doesn't show information about cookies
  • Problematic userscripts
  • Regexp rule doesn't match URL
  • Foreign requests get into filtering log with enabled DNS module
  • Path combining helper adds an extra slash
  • The filter ID of the triggered rule for a blocked request is not defined correctly
  • Issue with hkclubs.samsung.com
Other:
  • Upstream Proxy added for AdGuard
  • Added "How to enable Network extension" screen
  • New app icons for Big Sur
  • Localizations updated
  • Upgraded CoreLibs to v1.7.119
  • Encoding errors
  • Partial HTML processing issues
  • local.adguard.org certificate is not re-issued when it expire

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How would you rate Adguard app?

35 Reviews of Adguard

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5
angelo1354
13 February 2020
Version: 2.3.2.710

Most helpful

This is one of the best adblockers ive used. Unlike others, this one blocks all ads and doesnt leave any pop ups. would recommend this to anyone.
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paulaantalan
30 September 2020
Version: 2.4.8.797
Start using this just today. Let's see if I will have keep it as my antiblocker :) hopefully yes!
(0)
5
1kumarshi
26 June 2020
Version: 2.4.8.797
It is an extremely perfect adblocker i can watch anything including crunchyroll and youtube with no ads whatsoever. I reccomend this to all users who get annoyed by ads (pretty much everyone).
(0)
5
angelo1354
13 February 2020
Version: 2.3.2.710
This is one of the best adblockers ive used. Unlike others, this one blocks all ads and doesnt leave any pop ups. would recommend this to anyone.
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Albabe
30 January 2020
Version: 2.3.2.710
$50 Clams? Seriously? ...and most of the GLOWING "Reviews" here sound like Ads.
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5
KonradVK123
05 January 2020
Version: 2.3.2.710
I’ve been using Adguard for about a year, and it is by far the best ad blocking software I have ever used. It blocks most ads with just a push of a button on the software, making it very easy to use. It keeps tracks of how many ads have been blocked so far. It also tells you the Trackers and Threats that have been blocked while the app was active. Moreover, it saves data on your phone when the app is on. Meaning when you are browsing online, Adguard will not only block ads and threats from violating your phone, it will also save your data plan. Another amazing thing about this app is that it doesn’t get recognized as a ad blocking software on most websites. I have used the basic ad blocking extension from Chrome, and I have noticed and experienced that most websites will recognize it and tell me to shut it off to play videos or fully access the features on the website. This is a huge pro for Adguard as it will most likely be not recognized as a software, meaning that you would never have to turn Adguard off to access features or play videos on a website. However, I hope they improve the blocking so that it can block ads on videos on social media such as Facebook. When watching videos on Facebook, there will be ads popping up during the video which is really annoying and kills the overall flow of the video that you were watching. If Adguard makes an update on blocking ads on social media as well, it would be the ultimate best ad blocking software that has ever been made. Customers also have a lot of access to complimentary license keys which is a bonus. Overall, very useful software 100% recommend.
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woodbury2
29 December 2019
Version: 2.3.2.710
I used the free version of AdGuard on my iMac for a year or so and a free version of AdBlock on the MacBook. Of the two, I much preferred AdGuard. I liked it so much I ought a license in November 2019. The paid version is super powerful and efficient. So many features, so little money.
(0)
::mile::
08 July 2019
Version: 2.0.6.559
Okay, this one actually looks different that the one I downloaded from the app store. Is there a side-by-side comparison somewhere showing the differences between the two versions?
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4.5
::mile::
08 July 2019
Version: 2.0.6.559
In my opinion this is currently the best ad-blocker for Safari.
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5
MichaelHaeusler
15 June 2019
Version: 2.0.6.559
New v2 upgrade is fantastic. Lots of new security & privacy functionality that previously I always needed Firefox plugins for. Now it's all in one app, and less browser footprint is always good.
(0)
5
momijigari
30 May 2019
Version: 2.0.4
Invaluable.
(0)
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
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