2.9.1 (1217)

Ad blocking and filtering for browsers
4.8/5 Votes: 9
97 MB
2.9.1 (1217)
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
2.7.0 85MB macOS 10.10 or later 26/03/2022


41 comments on "AdGuard"

  1. Dave Big Chief says:

    Stackoverflow has a offer for a lifetime licence of Adguard for $20

  2. Jimmy Luong says:

    Network extension appears to not be working for some reason. And Automatic Proxy is very unreliable .

  3. Lollino says:

    Works like a charm on 2.7.0 after selecting ‘Automatic Proxy’. I am using MacOS Monterey 12.4 on Intel. But please update to 2.8.1 when you can! 🙂

  4. lanadelplaya 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**

  5. Jimmy says:

    The AdGuard assistant extension for safari does not seem to work on Big Sur.

  6. Sekiguchi Rey says:

    Please update for the 2.6. There are lots of new features including DNS protection

  7. Jimmy says:

    Can I turn SIP back on or do I need to keep it off?

  8. Jimmy says:

    I got it to work. Here are the steps

    1. Disable SIP
    2. Open terminal then type “sudo spctl –master-disable”
    3. Then type “codesign –force –deep –sign – /Applications/”
    4. Done

    The one commented by TNT has the dashes wrong. There should be two dashes between spctl & master and one dash in between master and disable. For the next line there should be two dashes before force, two before deep, and two before sign. There should only be one dash before the “/Applications/” I hope this helps.

    • Kooo says:

      I’m getting this and I can’t open the app.

      Usage: codesign -s identity [-fv*] [-o flags] [-r reqs] [-i ident] path … # sign
          codesign -v [-v*] [-R=<req string>|-R <req file path>] path|[+]pid … # verify
          codesign -d [options] path … # display contents
          codesign -h pid … # display hosting path

  9. Paolo says:

    Hi guys, could you please update to the new version 2.6.1?

  10. oX fef says:

    does it work for macOS Monterey?

    • Gvidon72 says:

      No it doesn’t. I just upgraded to Monterey and 2.5.3 stopped working. Reinstall didn’t help. We need to wait for 2.7 release now…

  11. Emilio says:

    Theres another version can you upload it??

  12. TNT says:

    If it crashes for no signature, go to terminal, type
    sudo spctl –master-disable
    codesign –force –deep –sign – /Applications/

  13. Jimmy says:

    AdGuard crashes upon launch on my 13 Macbook air on High Sierra 10.13.6. SIP has been disabled and still crashes the moment I click launch. Report shows this:

    Crashed Thread:    0

    Exception Type:    EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid)
    Exception Codes:    0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
    Exception Note:    EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

    Termination Reason:  Namespace CODESIGNING, Code 0x1

    kernel messages:

  14. Edgar says:

    Can’t install 2.5.3 (955), it crashes on my 16 MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3 

  15. Donnie Darko says:

    The crashing problem has been fixed

    when can we expect an update?

  16. Black Baron says:

    Still on version and full stealth mode & CMMX 4.4.7. I run DiskUtility sometimes if the fans start blowing on startup after loading adguard.

  17. admin says:

    *** You need to disable the System Integrity Protection (SIP) to perform the selected Application.

    • Theredmc says:

      yeah, but why actually
      I mean what does the crack do for it to need sip disabled.
      Disabling sip on an m1 Mac is annoying.

  18. Fadzil says:

    Version 2.5.2 (942) crash on my MacBook Pro (Mojave 10.14.6).

  19. Alex says:

    Version 2.5.2 (942) crash on my iMac 4K (Big Sur 11.2.1).

  20. pelota725 says:

    Hi, can you upload Guitar Pro 7.5?

  21. thegreat says:

    The new version doesn’t work. I have disable SIP.

  22. Gvidon72 says:

    All. For MacOS Big Sur users, I think the instructions on how to make AdGuard work (start the required services) are not clear enough from other posts. Go to Preferences/Network tab and there you have a small grey button “Select Mode” in front of “Automatic Proxy” option under the very first check box “Automatic application filtering”: it’s not obvious to find it straight away as the button is small and seems greyed, but it’s not. Once you click the button “Select Mode” just choose “Automatic Proxy” from next window, and you’re done! Try to start AdGuard then, enter your admin password when prompted, and services will start.

  23. rhrha says:

    i found the solution. Ad guard -> prefernces -> network -> select mode
    -> automatic proxy. It works perfectly for me now.

  24. Aleks says:

    If you have issues filtering or loading google sites or others, try reset your settings.

  25. admin says:

    The PUA “Potentially Unwanted Apps” began with 4.6.13 any version & above with the new White outer logo.

    CleanMyMac X/Preferences/Uncheck 😉

    Or don’t use cracked apps and buy them, you have choices.

  26. admin says:

    It is a PUA warning. What means Potentially Unwanted Apps. Normally anti-malware and virus software will give false positives on keygens and some cracks. They do it on purpose to scare people away from using illegally obtained software.
    TNT is well known and an easy target to create a bunch of bogus alerts based on patterns from their releases.

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