Compare Performance Which is the better Adblocker: Desktop Software or Browser Extension?

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Which Adblocker is the best?

  1. Adguard for Windows/Mac (Not browser extension)

    76 vote(s)
    33.0%
  2. µblock

    10 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Adblock Plus

    17 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Ad-Muncher (Not browser extension)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other (see post)

    8 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. µblock origin

    119 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. yigido

    yigido Guest

    • I was a big fan of uBlock Origin (formerly uBlock) before. Then, I tried Adguard extension and it has a local filter for my language. I love this.
    • I tried free AdMuncher software and it isn't good as much as Adguard Windows (even extension). AdMuncher also does not support HTTPS website filtering so you will see ads on HTTPS website while using AdMuncher. (Youtube, Facebook etc.)
    • About AdBlockPlus, yes it is so famous but we have AdGuard extension and uBlock Origin. I prefer uBlock Origin over ABP. ABP has limited filters by default and it hasn't good and useful features like uBlock Origin.
    I am using Adguard extension now. I do not want an application to filter my all traffic. Extension does the job well. On very few website, Adguard Windows can block better. If you have a key or you have enough money to effort, buy Adguard Windows. It is great app. If you want free, use Adguard or uBO. Others cannot be close these application's quality level.
     
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  2. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Mar 15, 2011
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    Browser extension is fine for those casual users especially if they provide aggressive yet effective within less errors. So as usual Ublock or Adguard extension.

    Of course having a full functional program will indeed help not only to filter advertisement in browsers but from programs we run.
     
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  3. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    I recently installed Adguard. I like it. Easy to use, effective, system-wide.

    Question: Should I disable the ublock origin chrome extension, or just use them both?
     
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  4. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    There is no need run them both i think, just use one or the other. ;)
     
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  5. Reethu

    Reethu New Member

    Oct 15, 2014
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    Seems like you've used a lot. You should also consider AdFender as I described in this post. I'd like to know what you think about it. :)
     
  6. yigido

    yigido Guest

    Actually, I never used it, this is why I did not comment on it. I just checked their site and I saw that many good things are available for PRO users ;) AdFender | Download (on the left)
    I will still prefer Adguard, it seems the best about what it does.
     
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  7. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
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    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I recently installed AdGuard for the first time since 2014. I'm really surprised that it is still good and effective.
     
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  8. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

    Jul 4, 2016
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    Hey people, here's the one for you: who cares about adblockers if that freaking "cookie use" message is on every new page on every website? I use the default free ABP, and it copes with its job, but cookie... it drives me really crazy :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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  9. Naqeeb

    Naqeeb Level 1

    Aug 16, 2016
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    AdBloker is working fine at my end. I'm using it since last 2 year. did not found any issue with it. suggest to you people. if there is any best altertative that you have guys please let us know the comparison. i will adopt that also.
     
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  10. shicomu

    shicomu Level 1

    Aug 22, 2016
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    I'm using the disconnect plugin.

    To me it's a choice ; when we all block ad's like hell we will lose some very nice services in the long run ( youtube for instance.. )
    For that reason i don't mind the ad's but i do want to keep out the bad stuff.

    Disconnect does that for me ; keeps out the bad stuff but allows the right stuff
     
  11. Aura

    Aura Level 20

    Jul 29, 2014
    963
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    Québec, Canada
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    uBlock Origin, because it's not only an Adblocker (it's a wide-spectrum blocker) so it does way more than blocking ads.
     
  12. Varok

    Varok Level 1

    Nov 27, 2016
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    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    does avira browser safety extension blocks ad?
     
  13. kaerula3

    kaerula3 Level 1

    Nov 26, 2016
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    Blocking ads is not the purpose of Avira browser safety. If an ad comes with trackers, connections between trackers & their servers would be blocked, not sure for the ad.
     
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  14. Varok

    Varok Level 1

    Nov 27, 2016
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    can i use avira browser safety extension with ublock origin?
     
  15. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    yes of course. Many people are using this combo. They don't conflict each other
     
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  16. Anker_by

    Anker_by Level 4

    Jun 23, 2015
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    I used Adblocks before and then i switch to uBlock origin more less Ads on web.
     
  17. Duotone

    Duotone Level 9

    Mar 17, 2016
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    Philippines
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
    #37 Duotone, Dec 10, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
    Another alternative:

    Install SimpleDNSscrypt set it to Adguard DNS, now you have DNSscrypt protection, blocks ads, trackers and phishing websites, and also a parental control instrument for your browsers. Of course it is in Beta so it wont block 100% ads some useful Ads might get thru. Adguard DNS - the free DNS with advanced ad blocking

    If you play with your smart phone its unwise to configure your router to use Adguard DNS as it may also block useful game Ads.
     
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  18. Varok

    Varok Level 1

    Nov 27, 2016
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    wow let me try that adguard dns ,my adguard trial already expired
     
  19. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
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    Europe
    Windows 10
    BullGuard
    I am currently involved in the beta testing program of adguard premium and I must say that I am quite impressed with the program. :) I would shell out cash for this program for sure! :D
     
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  20. XxX Legolas XxX

    XxX Legolas XxX Level 3

    Sep 20, 2016
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    I prefer Ublock Origin over Adguard software but you have lifetime license for Adguard maybe combo.

    Ublock Origin for ads and Adguard for othere thinks :) ( in Adguard turn off ads block Because you have Ublock Origin )
     
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