Wraith

Level 13
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Malware Tester
I'm looking for a good and efficient adblocker for the family computer. It has Chrome installed and IE is disabled. I've installed AdGuard browser extension with these 3 filters (AdGuard base filter, AdGuard Annoyances filter and Adguard spyware filter). They seem to be doing a good job till now. Since Chrome is the only application for which I need to block the ads will there be any benefit in purchasing the AdGuard for Desktop? People here at MT seems to recommend the Desktop version instead of the extension.
 

Arequire

Level 23
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Content Creator
I'd stick with the browser extension if I were you. There's very little reason to spring for the desktop application if you're only going to be blocking ads in Chrome, not to mention the desktop application costs money and slows page load times enough to be noticeable.
 

mlnevese

Level 16
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I'd stick with the browser extension if I were you. There's very little reason to spring for the desktop application if you're only going to be blocking ads in Chrome, not to mention the desktop application costs money and slows page load times enough to be noticeable.
I have it installed on 5 computers with different configurations and OSs and never noticed any slowdown. I would check for conflicting software.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
Depending on what Google intends to do. The desktop version might be the best option.

Our comment on Google Chrome's proposed extensions platform change
Chrome - Chrome Extension Manifest V3 May Break uBlock Origin Content Blocker

This still isn't final. So it might be possible adblocking extension won't be affected. We will have to wait and see.
I have it installed on 5 computers with different configurations and OSs and never noticed any slowdown. I would check for conflicting software.
Yeah I also use Adguard Desktop on my Gaming PC and so far have not noticed any problems(although I use just 3 filters).
 

Wraith

Level 13
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Malware Tester

Kubla

Level 7
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I would go with the desktop version it will protect all your browsers and more, granted if you are using browser it does not know about you will need to add it to its filtered app list which is very easy.

Another way to go would be Blackfog Desktop
 

Local Host

Level 18
Verified
I would go with the desktop version it will protect all your browsers and more, granted if you are using browser it does not know about you will need to add it to its filtered app list which is very easy.

Another way to go would be Blackfog Desktop
Is another beast that does more than ad-blocking, overkill if we all we want is ad-blocking per se. The price you pay for 1y license of Blackfog you can get a Lifetime license for Adguard.

Adguard is totally worth it, and never had any issues with it in 2 years, plus I help them with bugs and lists.
 

jelle

New Member
I'm looking for a good and efficient adblocker for the family computer. It has Chrome installed and IE is disabled. I've installed AdGuard browser extension with these 3 filters (AdGuard base filter, AdGuard Annoyances filter and Adguard spyware filter). They seem to be doing a good job till now. Since Chrome is the only application for which I need to block the ads will there be any benefit in purchasing the AdGuard for Desktop? People here at MT seems to recommend the Desktop version instead of the extension.
chrome extensions ...aguard is good ..ublock origin is better and lighter .. the desktop version adguard 7.1 it slows pages but not much in this version they fix it for a big part .. adguard is the only one who blocks ads from from windows store apps and it does a good job on this no more ads in the apps ... in the desktop version there is no need to have a extension ...its all in adguard 7.1 desktop . it works fine . i.m happy with this version it works very good
 

Tiamati

Level 2
I have an active license for the desktop application, but I don't like that they use a root certificate filtering HTTPS connections.
So I'm using the (beta) extension.
you can disable that option in configs if u want

I've already used both. For now i'm using Adguard for Windows,and i'm loving it. I do like chrome extensions (like ublock origin) too but they have a problem: they block most cookies, so in case you need it in a determined site, you'll have to whitelist/disable it on that site. It's not a huge problem, but it sucks when you forget it