Battle Adguard Chrome Extension vs Adguard for Desktop


Level 26
Top Poster
May 3, 2015
Thanks @mlnevese
And what are the best parameters, filters ?
Are default settings enough for a good protection ?

That really depends on what you want Adguard to do. If it's just ad filtering then default is enough, although I normally increase how often it checks for filter updates. If you want it to help in privacy as well then activate stealth mode. It will automatically activate filters for other languages if you visit any site with a language it has a filter for.

ForgottenSeer 823865

The main advantage of Adguard (Desktop) is that he remove the ads before the page is loaded, so no silly white empty square in the middle of the page, and it is system wide so no need addong extensions on every browser you use.


Level 3
Sep 5, 2018
FYI, AdGuard is working on DNS component for its desktop version, which will feature secure DNS and DNS filter, just like in Android version. ETA unknown, but it's work-in-progress.
You can use currently available free tools such as Simple DNScrypt and hosts file to achieve the same, but it's good to have all combined under 1 roof.


New Member
Jul 1, 2022
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. are right! Adguard app slows down page loading remarkably.

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