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

Discussion in 'Compare Apps' started by skandaloes, May 5, 2016.

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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. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    374
    1,583
    Postal Worker
    Slovakia
    Windows 10
    I have not seen anyone mentioning this: Adguard desktop blocks stuff from being downloaded. Adguard extension prevents it from being displayed, after downloading.
     
  2. 212eta

    212eta Level 7

    May 11, 2011
    302
    729
    Windows Desktop
    Windows 10
    Isolation
    uBlock Origin (due to lower system impact).
     
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  3. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

    Jan 28, 2016
    341
    1,157
    Alpha Centauri
    Windows 7
    BitDefender
    #63 uninfected1, Sep 24, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017
    I've tried Adguard desktop and extension and both really slow down my browsing, so yet again I've returned to uBlock Origin. On this computer things are way quicker with it. Because of time constraints I don't mess around too much with custom filters/rules etc like some of the tweakers here but just have it at Global hard mode, and if that breaks a site then I bring it down to local medium mode, and if it still doesn't work then local easy mode as shown here:
    Blocking mode: hard mode · gorhill/uBlock Wiki · GitHub

    Probably not as optimal as how some of you guys have uBO but I'm happy enough with it.
     
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  4. adelinaS

    adelinaS New Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    2
    0
    222.224.255.255
    Windows 7
    Comodo
    i use the adblock plus

    excessive use of the filter used to make it slow and lag I prefer to choose what filter I need bacaus i ned security privacy and speed
     
  5. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    52
    137
    Model
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    ublock origin for me, because it never gave me a blank page.It works perfect.adguard has some issues!
     
  6. TheManBehindTheScreen

    Dec 25, 2017
    2
    0
    Milton Keynes
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    It doesn't really matter which one you have.
    They all do the same thing, and that is the only thing that matters to you, right?
     
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