AdGuard 2

2.9.2 (1234)

Ad blocking and filtering for browsers
4.5/5 Votes: 21
99 MB
2.9.2 (1234)
macOS 10.13 or later
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Adguard can make your online experience safer because, though Macs and Apple laptops are quite safe to use, when it comes to ad blockers, Macs experience real problems. Already-existing solutions do not consider the specifics of OS X. That greatly influences the stability of work in Safari, and these ad-blocking extensions fail to do their work properly, especially when video ads are an issue.

New Adguard lets you fully enjoy web surfing without any distractions. Watch those videos you want to watch, and not video ads, on YouTube, Twitch, or any other website. Look at photos of your friends and not at endless banners on Facebook and other social networks. Adguard gives you freedom of choice and saves your nerves. It works perfectly with all browsers, as it was developed specially for use on OS X.

  • Ad Blocker. Subtle filtering of all incoming traffic, and what is more, ads are blocked before they load to the page.
  • Browsing Security. Checks every page for any malicious content using our databases, and blocks requests from potentially dangerous ones.
  • Privacy Protection. Any counters and tracking instruments will be blocked by powerful Spyware filter. You can stop worrying for the privacy of your actions on the Internet.
  • Works in all browsers. Safari, Chrome – you name it. No exceptions.
  • Easy to install. A couple of clicks, and your Mac is protected from ads. You don’t have to struggle with overcomplicated settings – just surf the net and Adguard will do all the work.
  • Blocking video ads. Any video ad, on any site – Adguard will block it.
  • Application filtering. More than just an addon for browser. It can help you to get rid of ads in any app on your Mac.
  • Is supported in all OS X versions from 10.7 64-bit and higher.
  • Adguard has intuitive and simple UI with such additional features like Adguard Assistant and filtering log.
  • Daily ad filters and phishing databases updates.

Licenses are available in one- or two-year subscriptions, or for lifetime. The service is also available for Android devices, for desktop systems, or for desktop and mobile devices. The published price in our listing is that of a one-year subscription for one computer. Licensing information can be found here.

What's new

INFO Release

AdGuard isn't compatible with Little Snitch 5

Using "Automatic proxy" filtering mode
If you face problems in Big Sur or Monterey which can't be resolved by any of the methods above, you can try switching AdGuard to Automatic proxy mode.
1) Open AdGuard's menu.
2) Select Preferences….
3) Switch to the Network tab.
4) Click the Select Mode… button.
5) Select Automatic Proxy.


Version Size Requirements Date
2.9.2 (1226) 99 MB macOS 10.13 or later 31/12/2022
2.9.2 (1220) 99 MB macOS 10.13 or later 14/12/2022
2.8.0 (1128) 85 MB macOS 10.10 or later 04/03/2022


17 comments on "AdGuard 2"

  1. Robert says:

    Ich habe Adguard wie gefordert mit desaktivem SIP installiert. Das Programm läuft.
    Wenn ich nun aber die SIP wieder aktiviere geht das Programm nicht mehr, es wird nur angezeigt das es kaputt ist und ich soll es in den Papierkorb legen.
    Hat da jemand ein Tipp, eine dauergeöffnete SIP ist zu riskant.

    Danke erstmal

  2. Dave Big Chief says:

    You can get a lifetime licence on Stacksocial for $20, which means you don’t have to turn off system security and you get seamless updates.

  3. jojo29 says:

    Thanks for the update.

    I can’t open it, it says I should put it to the trash. When I click right and press open, it crashes !

    Any idea ?


    • jojo29 says:

      I had to turn off the SIP (system integrity protection). It works perfectly, the problem is my e-banking doesn’t work until I turn on the SIP.

      So annoying, if anyone have a solution tu be able to run both applications thanks

  4. Brad says:

    Please update it. It’s not working at.

  5. jie says:

    Please New Update

  6. New Mac User says:

    Please New Update

  7. therollerstarter says:

    @Broose’s trick works well. Did it for me on M1 Monterey 12.3.1.

    Broose is the MVP

  8. Alex says:

    doesn’t seem to block ads, or keeps the square where the ad would be. Can we get a new update?

  9. Spain (Europe) says:

    That’s absoutely correct.
    I did it and now, it’s working fine.
    Thanks for the info.

  10. Mac Arna says:


  11. Name says:

    This works, thanks.

  12. Queven says:

    I got Adguard running thanks to @broose comment, but it does not work well for YT. Is anyone else having this problem?

  13. Broose says:

    Once you install Adguard, go into your preferences via the app, and go to Network, under the first tab “Automatically Filter Applications”, click the sub context box ( usually says “select mode”), and click “Automatic Proxy”. Reset the app, and it should work fine**

  14. Near says:

    Error for me

    “AdGuard won’t work correctly!
    Some AdGuard services were not started correctly. Please contact the support team.”

  15. KUhk says:

    When opening ticking the “on switch on Adguard I’m met with a message:

    “AdGuard won’t work correctly!
    Some AdGuard services were not started correctly. Please contact the support team.”

    Running on M1 MacOS Monterey 12.12.1

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