AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy
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Category
Utilities & Productivity
Current version
2.1.2
Price
$2.99
Size
117 MB
Last Update
Jul 22, 2019
Platform
iOS

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tyler_zyco
Jul 09, 2018

This is the most comprehensive ad/tracker blocking solution I’ve ever used (I’ve used many other “content blockers”... WeBlock comes close but lacks some of AdGuard Pro’s key features) The ability to choose from a variety of block lists has proved to be very useful. I found the best combo of lists for my needs after a day or two of internet use. The system-wide privacy module is great as well (the VPN feature). I’ve only enabled the three suggested hosts lists (might be overkill) and I notice that many of my apps now exclude ads (like banner ads in Pandora, Speedtest, and games). Best of all is the ability to see the log of what connections my device has been making in order to diagnose which additional ad/tracker connections I want to block. It’s also great just to see how many trackers I’m avoiding now! I’ve been told trackers slow down overall load times so that’s a major plus. Only downside for me is with the speed of the custom DNS service choices (which isn’t AdGuard’s fault). I was really hoping the Google DNS or OpenDNS services would help with response times, but I’ve found that sticking to the default system DNS option yields the fastest page response times, so I don’t use this feature. Overall an amazingly feature-rich application which I couldn’t live without on both my iPhone and Mac! Highly recommend.

Grayson Trosk
Apr 27, 2019

For some reason I’ve not had a great time recently even after completely resetting/reinstalling iOS. Sometimes internet will not work until I toggle airplane mode on and off. Sometimes I have to actually go into the app and disable the DNS part of it to get an internet connection over WiFi or cellular data. I’ve fooled around with split and full tunnel... Split tunnel w/ bypass allowed seems to be the least problematic, since iOS can bypass the VPN tunnel if needed. This is okay by me because I don’t actually use a VPN, just the one spoofed by the app to change DNS. For sure I cannot blame it all on the app because it could be a problem with DNS servers, WiFi and internet connection I’m using, iOS, etc... but I’ve had this issue with several different WiFi connections and over LTE, in several different locations. All I can say is, things worked great when I started using the pro version of this application around a month or two ago, and it doesn’t work as well recently. Hopefully an update clears things up or I figure out how to make it work better.

SubDubZero
Jan 01, 2019

One of the biggest problem that I have with most ad blockers, is that they provide little to no features/customizability. Some of the more popular iPhone ad blockers are Purify, BlockBear, AdBlock by FutureMind, 1Blocker, and AdGuard. I believe that right above 1Blocker, AdGuard sits highest on the throne of “Best Ad Blocker”. (I honestly would not recommend any ad blocker for iOS other than 1Blocker and/or AdGuard) AdGuard provides the user with MANY ad block lists that vary in rules, which more than what most ad blockers offer/provide—most only provide the option to enable ad blocking but don’t even allow you to enable other ad lists that could help block ads. You can even add you own rules. And one of the big features that AdGuard provides is that of DNS Servers, that are preconfigured to block different things. AdGuard is more/provides more options and control than most ad blockers give. Developer feedback: Though I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the app, there are two thing that I wish were added. The first is the ability to add custom ad blocking lists, just as AdBlock by FM allows you to add more via urls. The second is make it possible to create custom rules that are as complex as the ones that can be created on the computer version of AdGuard (e.g. csp syntax, extended CSS selectors, etc.)

Johnny_Mack08
Aug 20, 2018

Absolutely amazing!!! I’ve tried pretty much every AdBlocker on the AppStore. (For mobile use) and ADGUARD is without a doubt years ahead of the rest. I use it with NordVPN and have tried it with Norton Secure VPN. Both worked fine together under single tunnel mode. The only doubt I’ve ever had, would be if they’re both actually working fine. Both connected, NordVPN shows no signs of malfunction either. I also use both on my Desktop as well, since they’re both (NordVPN and AdGuard ) different and have + features on Desktop. I would like to know if the the security features would cancel each other out, especially since I already have Mcafee security on my desktop. For the moment I turned of AdGuard Security, and NordVPN Security. Just in case. Anyway, Overall! AMAZING!!

_Mav
Dec 25, 2017

This app does NOT give you an option to remove the VPN profile if you decide not to use the DNS service. You'll have to delete the app to delete the profile… that's rather intransparent. What's even worse is that it completely cripples my iPhone after a reboot, apps will not open past the splashscreen, Wi-Fi will not connect (settings app freezes when i tap "Wi-Fi"). When I disable the DNS service inside AdGuard, turn on flight mode, then turn on Wi-Fi, only THEN my phone becomes responsive again when using a cellular connection. Using the AdGuard DNS service will use ~10MB a month, which is beyond my understanding seeing as AdGuard Pro will only create a "local" tunnel and not route traffic through servers. The app either still updates filters on cellular (even though I turned that off) or sends/receives high amount of data when using the DNS service. The more I switch between Wi-Fi and cellular, the higher the cellular data usage of the app. Why?

About AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy

Developed by the Performix

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AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy has 1 178 user reviews.

AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy has an average rating of 4.4.

The latest version of AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy (2.1.2) ​was ​released on Jul 22, 2019.

You can download AdGuard Pro — adblock&privacy ​here: 1126386264 .

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AdGuard Pro is More than just ad blocking in Safari! It’s the most effective adblock browser plugin with data tracking prevention.

With AdGuard Pro you can select different DNS service providers, which opens new possibilities: faster and more reliable internet access both for Wi-Fi and cellular connections, parental control, protection from phishing and shielding your DNS traffic against interception and snooping. Add to this the Privacy module that detects trackers in real time and lets you decide which to block and which to let

through. And all this on top of the excellent ad blocking in Safari, which has already proven to be of an unrivaled quality by the free AdGuard for iOS version.

Highly customizable AdGuard Pro will make your web surfing safe and fast!

NOTE: if you are using Pro version, there is no need to keep regular AdGuard app on your device.

PRO FEATURES

AdGuard Pro is not just a Content Blocker — it has much more to offer:

— Firewall. Use AdGuard's ability to set up any custom DNS profile to shape your browsing the way you like. Select one of the tested and trusted pre-configured profiles like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS, or set up any of your own. Mind that this requires setting up a fake "local" VPN, but your outgoing traffic is not being routed through any remote server.

— Privacy protection. AdGuard Pro detects all types of trackers that spy on you and highlights them in the request log for you to decide their further fate. Combine this with DNSCrypt support — hide your actions online on DNS level by using any one from the long list of DNSCrypt providers — and you have a level of protection that is hard to achieve by other means.

— Parental control — some DNS providers offer configurations that will protect your children from adult content on the web, often backed up with protection against phishing websites. Use AdGuard Pro to set up one of them and shield your kids from the inappropriate materials online.

— Flexible configuration. Request log allows you to easily track all DNS requests and blacklist anything you don't want to see; vice versa, add to the whitelist any requests you think are unjustly blocked by your current DNS provider.

COMPATIBILITY

As AdGuard Pro uses a VPN profile to be able to change DNS settings, it may have compatibility issues with some other VPN-based apps. List of such known apps:

— ExpressVPN
— Shadowrocket
— HotSpot Shield
— OpenVPN Connect
— Opera Free VPN

BASIC FEATURES

— Ad blocking in Safari. Blocks any kinds of ads; more than 50 (!) various filters are at your service. So say goodbye to annoying stuff like banners, video ads, popups and such.

— Includes popular adblocker filter subscriptions - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy's Annoyances. Block ads like a pro with the public and AdGuard filters.

— Regional and other filters. AdGuard is the first ad blocker that offers language-specific filters. You can now visit websites in different languages — all of them will be filtered.

— Blocking of trackers and social widgets. Special filters block all the counters and trackers to protect your privacy and remove excessive social media buttons.

— Speed acceleration. AdGuard removes tons of rubbish from the web. And clean pages open faster.

ABOUT ADGUARD

We develop AdGuard products for various platforms. For more than 6 years, AdGuard helps all of its users enjoy the safe and clean Internet.