Adguard

Version : 2.0.62
Publisher : Insoft
Uploaded : Aug. 24, 2015
File Size : 4.94MB
Price : 9.95
Release date : August 19, 2015
Publisher website : http://adguard.com/
Requirements : Android 4.0.3 or higher
File name : adguard.apk
Availibility : Purchase
Free Version Limitations : Not available
Supported Operating systems : Android
Downloads
34,584
Rating
2.3 out of 5

Editorial Review


Adguard removes annoying ads, blocks malicious websites, and prevents people from tracking you online. And you don't need root privileges on your Android device to use it.

Pros

No root, more devices: You can install Adguard on a wide range of devices, since it does not require root privileges. People with manufacturer builds of Android (version 4.0.3 or higher) will have no problem getting the app.

Efficient browsing: We found that Adguard reduces loading time for many webpages. By blocking pop-ups and commercial placements, it leaves you with bare-bones content, without interruptions -- that's particularly useful if your favorite Android app is ad-heavy.

Quick setup, easily customized: Adguard is preconfigured with all necessary settings. Upon launching, you're greeted with an enormous on/off button indicating whether the application is active. Advanced settings allow you to change which ads you want to see and offer the ability to whitelist websites.

Cons

Blank space: After webpages are stripped of ads, they're left with random empty spaces, which is not the most attractive user view.

Inconvenient install: Adguard is not available through Google Play, meaning you'll have to delve into your device's security settings to allow for third-party apps and download the app manually. The extra step can be a bit daunting if you've never installed anything outside Google Play.

Bottom Line

If you can't stand seeing ad banners or pop-ups take up valuable screen real estate, then Adguard is a must-have. Beyond the initial installation, the application is very straightforward. You can manually set filter rules and whitelist to exclude relevant ads. Adguard Premium offers improved ad filtering, expanded protection against phishing sites, and a license to use it on your PC. But the free edition is plenty for most users.

This review was written using a version of Adguard Premium and tested on a Google Nexus 9 running Android Lollipop 5.0.1.

Product Description


Adguard is a remarkable web filter that protects you from annoying advertising, malicious and phishing websites, online tracking. Adguard really handles all types of internet ads, speeds up page load, saves bandwidth and increases your device protection against possible threats. Adguard uses a unique technology that allows filtering the traffic on your device without ROOT privileges. Filtering speed does not depend on the work of VPN server, as it is embedded right in your device.

Adguard Features:

  • No Root access required, so you can use Adguard on any device.
  • Adguard is able to block all kinds of ads.
  • The app is really easy-to-use, the interface is intuitive: one button to start protection.
  • Adguard blocks ads not only in browser but also in other apps.
  • Protection from malware and phishing. Adguard won't let you become a victim of fraud.
  • Adguard provides the best filtering quality on Android, there has been no app with such a high quality before.
  • The app speeds up the load. The pages are ad-free and opened faster.
  • Protection of your personal data. Adguard won't let anyone track your actions in the web.
  • Firewall monitors all traffic and shows which apps consume bandwidth at the moment.
  • Adguard is a program widely recognized in the world. More than 6 million people from different countries are using Adguard for Windows. And Adguard for Android operates the same way.


  • What's new in this version:

  • Added the long-awaited firewall feature. Now it is possible to fully control the internet access of apps in different networks.
  • Added app traffic monitoring system. You can monitor the consumption of app traffic in real time.
  • Added module for blocking advertising domains by DNS (can be found in advanced settings). Faster blocking but may mistakenly block whole domains.
  • Added Material Design.
  • Added IPv6 filtering support.
  • Implemented blo... See all new features »