AdGuard AdBlocker as a browser extension performs a number of functions, each of which can be customized according to your preferences. This section gives a brief overview of the AdGuard AdBlocker functions and features.
The Ad Blocker removes all ad banners and messages from web pages. The module uses special filters that are actually sets of filtering rules. In addition to its own filters, the Ad Blocker uses additional EasyList filters, which can be turned on or off in the extension settings. Ad Blocker uses special Spyware filter contains the most comprehensive list of various online counters and web analytics tools and trackers, and also filter for social media widgets (such as “Like” buttons and others). The Ad Blocker allows users to block various irritating elements on webpages including cookie notices third-party widgets and popups.
The Browsing Security module protects you from malware and phishing websites. It will not let you install malware and will protect you from web frauds. The Browsing Security database is updated automatically, and is always up-to-date. How it works.
You can fine-tune ad filtering by adding particular websites to the list of exceptions, which disables ad blocking for your trusted domains. The Allowlist can be inverted - in other words, you can unblock ads everywhere except the domains that you added to this list.
User filter is a custom filter, which uses the same type of rules that we have in our filters. You can add rules with the help of our rule setting guide. Ready-made sets of User filter rules can be imported and exported.