Adguard
Adguard
2.3.2.710

4.8

Adguard free download for Mac

Adguard

2.3.2.710
23 December 2019

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 2.3.2.710:
Added:
  • “Block Java” option to Stealth Mode
  • HTTPS filtering step to the initial wizard
Changed:
  • Discord, Steam and Outlook added to the list of apps filtered by default
Fixed:
  • Several minor UI issues in Filters window
  • The text for onboarding tips is truncated in some localizations
  • Onboarding screen turns black
  • Menubar icon becomes semi-transparent
  • AdGuard is irresponsive after pressing "Ignore" button during settings reset
  • "Next" button unavailable during extension reinstall
Improved:
  • After adding a custom filter the focus is switched to that filter
  • Certificate page design
  • CoreLibs has been updated to v1.5.163

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::mile::
08 July 2019

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In my opinion this is currently the best ad-blocker for Safari.
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Version 2.0.6.559
angelo1354
15 January 2020
This is one of the best adblockers ive used. With other ad blockers many ads would not be blocked on sites but this is seems to take of the issue perfectly! Would recommend to anyone.
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Version 2.3.2.710
KonradVK123
05 January 2020
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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Version 2.3.2.710
woodbury2
29 December 2019
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.
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Version 2.3.2.710
::mile::
08 July 2019
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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Version 2.0.6.559
::mile::
08 July 2019
In my opinion this is currently the best ad-blocker for Safari.
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Version 2.0.6.559
MichaelHaeusler
15 June 2019
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.
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Version 2.0.6.559
momijigari
30 May 2019
Invaluable.
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Version 2.0.4
iMacWare
25 May 2019
Powerful ad blocker. Far better than any alternative on the App Store
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Version 1.5.14
Gregm
18 April 2019
A bit confused: Adguard is in the App Store as version 1.2.1 This Version 1.5.14 is a trial ware/ paid subscription---- and yet when I use the "new" version links, they take me to GitHub older version. WTH?
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Version 1.5.14
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::mile::
::mile::
08 July 2019
Looks like the one in the App Store (current version 1.3.4) is just AdGuard for Safari while this one on here and on their website(current version 2.0.6.559) is a whole different and much more powerful and versatile app for the Mac that has more features and works with different browsers.
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isdn
11 November 2018
I thought that I finally found a best ad blocking software. Well, it can block ads. But it also adds their own root CA certificate to your system. They also install a kernel extension, but this seems to be fine, it is required to filter traffic transparently. Having a "fake" root CA certificate in the system is a terrible idea. That means that they (or anyone who have that certificate) can do MitM on all of your HTTPS traffic (to Google, your bank, PayPal, etc). That is not required to filter traffic. You can implement exactly the same functions with Little Snitch and a list from, for example, http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/. So, I would not recommend anyone to use AdGuard because of that certificate installation.
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Version 1.5.10
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
22 November 2018
Several things to note: the kernel extension is loaded only when Adguard launches, i.e. in most cases at login; it is not installed into any of the system's default persistence locations like /Library/Extensions, i.e. it does not load during boot. Adguard does not add its own root CA, but a unique root CA for every user. A malicious third party would have to break into your macOS and your keychain, and then tap into the local TLS-encrypted traffic between your browser and the Adguard local proxy. Furthermore, online banking and commerce sites are excluded from https filtering, and you can even add your own. You can also disable https filtering for sites with EV TLS certificates (like MacUpdate). But YOU ARE RIGHT: it is a man-in-the-middle approach, by design: Adguard decrypts the traffic from the remote webpage, filters out the ads, and then re-encrypts the filtered packets using the Adguard Personal CA, and then sends that on to your browser. (And vice versa, of course.) If Adguard were a malicious actor, the software could easily copy login credentials etc. from your traffic at the MITM stage of the process, and then send it all to Adguard's servers. So users are safe from outside threats, when using Adguard, but it is *necessary* for them to trust Adguard, the company. (You could, of course, always monitor your traffic, e.g. with Wireshark, to see if Adguard sends out any strange packets.) At any rate, a MITM approach is unavoidable for system-wide adblockers that also filters https traffic. But yes, if you don't trust Adguard in this respect, you should use their browser extension instead: those only remove ads after they have been decrypted in the browser.
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Molamola
Molamola
15 June 2019
With an ad server approach like little snitch you only can block servers delivering ads which is not the same as sophisticated filtering (not just blocking whole servers). For this you need to decrypt, and if you want to do this on network level and not inside the browser you need this "man in the middle" approach. Yes, you need to trust Adguard, and yes, I'd exclude all online banking sites a.s.o. (default anyways). If you just want to block servers you also simply can use a DNS which blacklists ad servers.
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