NOTE: The “Send statistics for ad filters usage” option is disabled by default. Nothing will be sent unless user manually enables it to help us improve our blocking filters.
Let's start by defining what ad filters are. Thanks to these filters, AdGuard removes ads from websites.
They are manually compiled based on your complaints about ads on websites. Ad filters are an essential element of AdGuard - their quality determines the overall quality of AdGuard ad blocking.
However, there is a downside. Over the years, more and more ad filters have been appearing. And the more ad filters are there, the more memory AdGuard consumes, thus slowing down the rendering of web pages.
At the same time, some of the filters start to expire, gradually becoming a dead weight that has no use, only consumes memory, and slows down the program.
We want to solve the problem of outdated filtering rules once and for all. But we need your help to do so. By gathering statistics on used filtering rules, we detect and remove the rules that are no longer used. As a result, it will help all those who use AdGuard.
If your computer is powerful enough, it won’t really affect you. But the difference will be very noticeable for users of low-power netbooks or tablets.
If you enable the «Send statistics for ad filters usage» option, the following information is sent periodically:
The collected statistics will be sent periodically to our server for analysis and filter optimization.
For the vast majority of users, the change in computer speed will not be really noticeable. However, netbook and tablet users may notice a slight slowdown.
Periodically, we will send the gathered statistics to the server. The size of the transmitted data is not very large and is comparable to the size of an average web page.