AdGuard Pro — adblock

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Description of App: 

AdGuard Pro is More than just ad blocking in Safari! It’s the most effective adblock browser plugin with data tracking prevention.

With AdGuard Pro you can select different DNS service providers, which opens new possibilities: faster and more reliable internet access both for Wi-Fi and cellular connections, parental control, protection from phishing and malware and shielding your DNS traffic against interception and snooping. Add to this the Privacy module that detects trackers in real time and lets you decide which to block and which to let through. And all this on top of the excellent ad blocking in Safari, which has already proven to be of an unrivaled quality by the free AdGuard for iOS version.

Highly customizable AdGuard Pro will make your web surfing safe and fast!

NOTE: if you are using Pro version, there is no need to keep regular AdGuard app on your device.

PRO FEATURES

AdGuard Pro is not just a Content Blocker — it has much more to offer:

— Firewall. Use AdGuard's ability to set up any custom DNS profile to shape your browsing the way you like. Select one of the tested and trusted pre-configured profiles like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS, or set up any of your own. Mind that this requires setting up a fake VPN, but your outgoing traffic is not being routed through any remote server.

— Privacy protection. AdGuard Pro detects all types of trackers that spy on you and highlights them in the request log for you to decide their further fate. Combine this with DNSCrypt support — hide your actions online on DNS level by using any one from the long list of DNSCrypt providers — and you have a level of protection that is hard to achieve by other means.

— Parental control — some DNS providers offer configurations that will protect your children from adult content on the web, often backed up with protection against malicious websites. Use AdGuard Pro to set up one of them and shield your kids from the inappropriate materials online.

— Flexible configuration. Request log allows you to easily track all DNS requests and blacklist anything you don't want to see; vice versa, add to the whitelist any requests you think are unjustly blocked by your current DNS provider.

COMPATIBILITY

As AdGuard Pro uses a VPN profile to be able to change DNS settings, it may have compatibility issues with some other VPN-based apps. List of such known apps:

— ExpressVPN
— Shadowrocket
— HotSpot Shield
— OpenVPN Connect
— Opera Free VPN

BASIC FEATURES

— Ad blocking in Safari. Blocks any kinds of ads; more than 50 (!) various filters are at your service. So say goodbye to annoying stuff like banners, video ads, popups and such.
— Includes popular adblocker filter subscriptions - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy's Annoyances, Malware Domains. Block ads like a pro with the public and AdGuard filters.

— Regional and other filters. AdGuard is the first ad blocker that offers language-specific filters. You can now visit websites in different languages — all of them will be filtered.

— Blocking of trackers and social widgets. Special filters block all the counters and trackers to protect your privacy and remove excessive social media buttons.

— Speed acceleration. AdGuard removes tons of rubbish from the web. And clean pages open faster.

ABOUT ADGUARD

We develop AdGuard products for various platforms. For more than 6 years, AdGuard helps all of its users enjoy the safe and clean Internet.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.1.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPad

iOS Version: 

12.2

Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Be sure to enable AdGuard in the Settings -> Safari -> Web Blocker. There are many of these so-called ad blockers, but I have to say of the many blockers that I've tried. This is no doubt my favorite and go to app to recommend. I love the fact that the VPN along with the DNS that it will protect you globally across the device. Where other blockers only work with Safari. The AdGuard Pro will work with other browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Brave and other browsers that can be used on the iOS. The blocking of ads, trackers, and other such annoyance can be seen when I read the many news articles. I also like the fact that you can use the Family Shield that can protect with little eyes from adult contents and will even work when I use my device as a hotspot.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@AdGuard