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Ad Guardian Plus for Windows

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 2.5.1
  • 4.8
  • (11)
  • Security Status

The ad blocker for both your browser and your computer apps

Ad Guardian Plus

is a lightweight security and privacy program that allows you to block online ads with ease. Developed by Bit Guardian GmbH, this ad blocker can run in the background. Unlike most ad blockers, this one isn’t a web browser extension. However, it works on most browsers and can block various types of ads and malware trying to sneak in from URLs.

Flexible in blocking

Ad Guardian Plus is a native Windows ad blocker, meaning that it’s a downloadable program for you to install on your computer. There’s no browser extension necessary for it since it also scans your computer applications for any ads displayed on them, like pop-ups of promos from your antivirus programs. With this, you can completely avoid advertisements on any application.

The ad blocker’s interface is straightforward and easy to use. After installing, it will give a brief tutorial about its features. Your main menu is the Web Protection section, which quickly shows the block statistics like the number of ads, trackers, and threats blocked. If you want more information on the statistics and the blocking history, you can select View Details.

Underneath, you’ll find three major features you can toggle on and off. Ad Blocker lets you completely block all types of ads, from common ads such as pop-ups and banners to advanced ones like Facebook and YouTube ads. Privacy Guard protects you from online data trackers and social media networks. Safe Browsing blocks malicious websites aiming for data theft and phishing.

Easy controls with customization

For the settings, you’ll find both general options—like notifications and languages—and in-depth configuration—choosing which types of ads to block and which applications to block them from. Blocking crypto-mining scripts is also a feature toggleable in the settings.

When you’re browsing online, you can find a green hand symbol on the bottom-right corner of your screen. This is your Web Assistant, which gives you quick stats on Ad Guardian Plus’ activities online, shows you Ad Blocker and its toggle option, and allows you to personally block ads via web page elements. Lastly, there’s the Help & Support section, which provides the FAQ, tutorial, support request, feedback, and product information.

Choose the perfect plan

Ad Guardian Plus has 1 basic free plan and 3 paid plans. The basic free plan has the Ad Blocker function as a completely free feature, while Privacy Guard and Safe Browsing are available for a 7-day trial. This is great since Ad Guardian Plus’ ad-blocking also makes webpages load faster and protects the users from malicious attacks via malvertising.

In-depth security against ads

When it comes to intensive ad-blocking that offers extra security to your online activities, this ad blocker is a good choice. It has tons of features that are easy to enable and disable, it allows you to extensively configure your preferences, and it blocks any type of ad, letting your browser process your input much faster.

Ad Guardian Plus blocks online ads, behind-your-back tracking from social media and search providers, as well as malicious websites

Ad Guardian Plus blocks online ads, behind-your-back tracking from social media and search providers, as well as malicious websites.

Ad Guardian Plus is a native Windows ad blocker that comes with a few security features as well, to guard you not just from annoying and intrusive ads, but also from the behind-your-back tracking from social media and online search providers. It also comes with a malicious websites filter, that will prevent you from accidentally accessing websites that can harm your security or privacy.
Besides being and ever-present annoyance, online ads can also bring perils, via what is known as malvertising – malicious attacks that are delivered via seemingly innocent ads, on the very websites that you visit regularly! The major dangers are theft of your financial or personal information, computer viruses or having your computer’s resources remotely hijacked for mining cryptocurrency like Bitcoin into the attackers’ benefit.

What sets Ad Guardian Plus aside from others is that it is a native Windows ad blocker - once you install it on your machine, you don't need any browser extensions to make it work with any browser that you might use. It will also block ads that are being displayed in other apps. Based on your preferences, it will also block video ads on YouTube, or Sponsored Posts on Facebook. Also, the ad blocking feature that brings all these benefits is completely free to use, without any limitations. The extra layer of security that comes with the Premium version will give you extra peace of mind by blocking the tracking that happens without you even knowing and stopping you from accessing malicious websites. You can check at any time how many ads, trackers and malicious websites have been blocked by using the Stats feature.

PROS

  • Can block any type of app
  • Easy enabling and disabling of features
  • Shows stats and blocking history
  • Ad Blocker is free and unlimited

CONS

  • Changes made for Web Assistant don’t update immediately

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Ad Guardian Plus for PC

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 2.5.1
  • 4.8
  • (11)
  • Security Status

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