devjit2018

Level 7
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
Content Creator
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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.
 

mlnevese

Level 14
Verified
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.
 

devjit2018

Level 7
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).
 

devjit2018

Level 7

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 14
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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.
 

Kubla

Level 6
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 13
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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
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.
 
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Can't stand AdGuard playing with certs (I know there's no other way to do it but it still makes me uncomfortable) so I use AdGuard DNS on devices I don't use Windscribe on.