StopAd
StopAd
1.9.550.1

3.2

StopAd free download for Mac

StopAd

1.9.550.1
06 June 2018

Block ads on web browsers.

Overview

StopAd allows you to block ads on all major browsers as well as in applications and social sites, including Facebook, Skype, and more.

Blocks:
  • Popups
  • Banner ads
  • YouTube ads
  • Auto-start video and audio ads
  • Facebook and Google ads
  • Skype ads

Privacy protection is our #1 concern and we think trackers go too far, so we block those, too. In 2016, search engines made over 100 billion dollars-partly by selling your personal data to advertisers. StopAd deactivates online trackers so search engines, advertisers and cyber criminals can’t collect your personal data when you’re online.

Note: price shown reflects that of an annual subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.

What's new in StopAd

Version 1.9.550.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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BryanatMU
30 May 2018

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So far this is the best ad-blocker I've used on a Mac. It is easy to start using with no confusing set-up or browser add-ons required. The app gets right to work and I put it to the test on some news sites. It was blissful to be able to read articles without auto-playing videos and pop-ups in my way, and it claims to have blocked about 100 ads and 200 trackers in the first 15 minutes of use! I believe that claim since when I turned off the blocking and reloaded the pages there were plenty of ads. The app has extra features for "Privacy" and "Web" protection. It would be nice if the app provided some insight into what these features are actually doing as they would be an unexpected bonus if I had confidence it was providing benefits. The web assistant is convenient but does have some kinks when I turned it on and off during testing. However, it worked just fine when I left it on. I would be happy to recommend this to anyone who uses their Mac primarily for personal web browsing. Power-users beware as it uses an average of about 12% CPU (according to App Tamer) when it is enabled. Although, for the web-surfer, it is worth the CPU power to watch YouTube with no ads and browse Facebook with no tracking and finally have some peace of mind! Pros: Options to turn on/off blocking of Search, YouTube, or Facebook ads (sometimes you want those things). No need for browser extensions for it to work. Blocks tracking as well as ads on YouTube and Spotify. Cons: Uses a good chunk of CPU when enabled. Requires an account. Only option is subscription pricing.
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Version 1.8.521.1
packagingwiz
28 June 2018
Like most Mac Users, I will NEVER BUY an App that has a Monthly or Annual Subscription Rate. If you can come up with a Good / Great App @ a fair 1 time purchase rate for right to use…..than Done. Most will buy. Suggestion…You may want to do the Math….Good Luck!
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Version 1.9.550.1
tx517
24 June 2018
I have not tested the app, but one key question has appeared: given the high price, why would one buy this tool instead of the free and excellent Ghostery and AdGuard (I'm using both, after removing the various AdBlok apps that let numerous ads in)? Ghostery not only blocks ads, but also trackers...
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Novnify
Novnify
25 June 2018
Hi! So, maybe you should give StopAd a try)
We have a free version too - it blocks ads on Facebook, YouTube and anywhere on your browser. And blocks trackers too.
Our paid version has additional security features - anti-malware, anti-cryptomining filters.
Our tests show that StopAd blocks more ads than Adguard. But you should try to check it.
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vangulickc
22 June 2018
Um, despite my comment below, I purchased this software. During trial I made the mistake of observing in preferences that Safari is the only browser choice, but the trial meanwhile was actually blocking ads for all browsers it can affect. That meant, as I unknowingly described below with precision, that Firefox ads are blocked after trial only if one buys a subscription. Well! When I actually gave it a chance, it worked so effectively that I bought the subscription...
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Version 1.9.550.1
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tx517
tx517
24 June 2018
Thanks for the feedback. Have you tried Ghostery / AdGuard (both are free)y?
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Novnify
Novnify
25 June 2018
Thank you for your feedback!
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rayj
16 June 2018
I don't understand the last two comments - did you actually switch it on? I have no problem with StopAd. It's extremely effective and has one enormous benefit over all other adblockers I've used - I no longer get messages flashing up on web sites telling me I must whitelist their pages or, even worse, not allowing me to see the page at all because I'm using an adblocker. Currently I'm on the free version which seems to do all I need. And unlike vangulickc below I was given the option to choose my browser when the pro trial period finished.
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Version 1.9.550.1
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vangulickc
vangulickc
16 June 2018
"Given the option after my trial period was finished" is good to know. I never got that far because I don't use Safari, making the trial limitations paramount. If the capability is there normally to choose the browser you use, it might oughta also be expected to be there for testing; otherwise, what are we testing? I assume you use Safari and, when the choice became available after the test period, you chose Safari. So your results are "unlike vangulickc, granted, but so is your entire process.
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rayj
rayj
16 June 2018
Hi vangulickc. Yes I do use mainly Safari but I tried StopAd with other browsers during the trial. When that ended I had the choice to use Safari, Firefox or one other (possibly Chrome) but having chosen Safari I don't think I can change that decision now.
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i-utube-it
16 June 2018
Does StopAd Free or Pro really works on macOS? See for yourself https://youtu.be/7dhwN4gYOFY
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Version 1.9.550.1
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Novnify
Novnify
25 June 2018
It seems something went wrong on your computer. I see that StopAd isn't turned on. When it's running you can see the Web Assistant sign (green hand palm) on the right corner on the screen.
It may be due to browsers updating etc. Please check whether StopAd service is running. Here's how to do it: Step 1: Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click on Task Manager). In case tabs Processes, Performance... are not visible at the top, click on "More Details" at the bottom left corner.
Step 2: Click on "Services" at the top right corner, then click on Open Services at the bottom.
Step 3: In a new window "Services" find StopAdService and check whether its status is Running.
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i-utube-it
i-utube-it
26 June 2018
As a developer, it seems that you didn't even realized that I am using macOS not Windows OS.? No wonder this program is not working.
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hwgray
15 June 2018
Maybe it's due to my own lack of skill in installing the app or something, but StopAd has yet to stop anything at all on any site whatsoever: "Since June 12, 2018, 0 Ads blocked, 0 Trackers blocked, 0 Threats blocked."
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Version 1.9.550.1
vangulickc
15 June 2018
The free (also trial) version of this software says it will work with only "one browser at a time." This is (intentionally, I think) misleading. The trial version will actually work with only one browser, and that browser is Safari. You pay for the pro version to test it in Firefox, Chrome, etc. I use Firefox, and have no real assurance in the rigid testing that the way it behaves in Safari (which I never touch) will be the same in Firefox—or even, after the misleading come-on, whether it will work in Firefox at all. This bodes poorly for user-friendliness. Too many variables, so little time!
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Version 1.9.550.1
lb3541
15 June 2018
Will this stop Facebook tracking cookies?
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Version 1.9.550.1
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Novnify
Novnify
19 June 2018
Yes!
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empierrelouis
14 June 2018
I took the Pro trial, but had to uninstall it right away because it didn't work. While I was on my Safari home page, which is https://www.cnet.com, there were 5 large blue ADT banners on my screen. As of today , June 13, 2018, none of those ad blocker apps can compete with the one I am actually using. Sorry StopAd Pro or Free, you both failed the test.
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Version 1.9.550.1
theo-langstrumpf
13 June 2018
I recently installed StopAd on my Mac. I read about this adblock on the Reddit. I decided to try and did not make a mistake in choosing. Great adblocker
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Version 1.9.550.1
$33.00

3.2

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