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Ghacks Deals: Adguard Premium: Lifetime Subscription (74% off)

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Adguard is a popular content blocking solution that runs on Android, Windows, Mac OS X and all major web browsers. Adguard is available as a standard, mobile, and premium version. Standard is limited to Windows and Mac, Mobile to Android, and the Premium edition supports desktop and mobile systems.

You get a lifetime subscription for Adguard Premium, and may use it on two computers and two Android devices to block ads, add protection against malware and phishing, and speed up the loading of sites in the process.

The lifetime Adguard Premium license is available for just $29.99 currently on Ghacks Deals. If you just need it for the desktop, you may select Standard lifetime instead which is available for just $19.99 on the Ghacks Deals website.

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  1. tu said on April 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    Change your IP to Russian, and you can get it from official site for 519 RUR (about 7,5 EUR), what is 4+ times cheaper.

    Link: https://adguard.com/ru/license.html?lifetime=true&promoCode=RABBIT2019&checkout=true

    1. Chris said on April 24, 2019 at 2:25 am
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      Clever. Just curious, how did you then pay?

  2. ULBoom said on April 24, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    I’ve been using the windows desktop browser extension for years; can’t see a need to install it outside the browser. I use it for the filters, malware and phishing don’t matter too much since the browser and AV also have filters for both.

    The android version is nice if you don’t use a browser such as focus which filters ads, it works well. The paid version filters in-app ads, too. A lifetime subscription at the prices noted to filter in-app ads is a good deal. F Google!

    Or you can go directly to AdGuard’s site and buy a lifetime 4 device license on sale for $62.35 if paying more than twice as much makes you feel powerful or something. :)

  3. thebrowser said on April 24, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    “Our strong belief is that all free products must be open source. We stick to this rule — only our premium products are closed source”

    This one is very interesting, not quite sure what to think about it. Maybe they are concerned about protecting their new customer base but honestly how many people are actually going to bother to build from source? While that is not completely unreasonable I still wouldn’t want to just give them full access to monitor my network traffic blindly. Seems like a maneuver to get customers with the open source catch phrase.

    That said, I haven’t really used it and I don’t know how well it does what it promises. Just wanted to share my thoughts on that regard.

    1. James said on April 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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      “Seems like a maneuver to get customers with the open source catch phrase.”

      Probably. Their users and potential customers frequently ask for the app to be open source too. I don’t know how things work in infosec or software industry but, could be this way because they are selling their technology to other vendors (like Avira) too.

      I used their browser extension 4 years and desktop app 2 years in total.
      Since the beginning I get the impression that they are trying hard to sell their desktop app to get their business going, instead of trying to be on each and every device on the planet. Which made me think that they might really not be selling user data. Now it is bundled with Yandex Browser, so I can’t be sure if it’s just a big step for them to get a bigger market share or things has changed in an ugly way.

      I used to read their forums and Github page more often shortly before and after I began using their software. They sound like broadminded and helpful guys. Usually respond to everyone including about privacy related questions. They have explained the security protocols they use, how they send, store and process user data and all. They also take all suggestions into consideration and I believe user feedback helped them a lot along the way. If any undisclosed incident happened so far or they’ve deliberately been in the wrong, they are very successful hiding it.
      I think after the Kaspersky incident more privacy related questions arose about Adguard that they had to answer more of them, come up with a clearer privacy statement and several illustrations for average user. I’m not sure if it was so since the beginning but it looks like their company is registered in Cyprus now and subject to GDPR. I can’t clarify if they are still a member of EFF at the moment or if it matters at all.

      Both the app and extension do their job really well. Everytime I went back to uBlock Origin after subscription ending or an issue like incompatiblity, it didn’t take long to switch backward. Most recent one was desktop app’s incompatiblity with Eset. Removed it and added uBO. When I opened inoreader my eyes bled. It took me an hour to figure out how to block/hide the warnings, and annoying spaces all over the page. Then I realized that I don’t want to spend my time with that. I remember reading somewhere that even Gorhill was gravitating to uMatrix recently. Maybe that was the reason, if it’s not my lack of knowledge.

      Now I see they added the stealth feature to Adguard’s browser extension, and the option to set update intervals with an option to disable at all. If one’s using Adguard only for their browsers, now the extension gives same results with the desktop app.

      My practice is disabling malware/phishing protection (that eliminates regular connections to Adguard servers during browsing-which also speeds it up), disabling auto update of lists, updating manually after opening browser without any browsing/login data except bookmarks. I don’t observe any other connections to Adguard at all. Most importantly it works flawlessly. I don’t know if it gets any better than uMatrix + Adguard combo for an average home user. I hope Chrome/Firefox doesn’t limit extensions’ authority on desktop browsers in the near future.

      1. Caren said on April 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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        @James, you wrote:
        “My practice is disabling malware/phishing protection (that eliminates regular connections to Adguard servers during browsing-which also speeds it up)…”

        Why would malware/phishing protection involve regular connection to Adguard servers during browsing? Doesn’t it work off of downloaded lists? Also, which Adguard product are you referring to?

        Thanks!

  4. crambie said on April 24, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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    You’d use it on the desktop to also cover things like RSS readers with built in browsers. However it does generally seem far more useful on android to get rid of the countless in app ads.

  5. thebrowser said on April 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    @James, thanks for sharing your experience. I had never seen this practice in any other product which is what immediately draw my attention as I’m not quite sure what to think. I have also heard good things about Adguard and at some point I considered getting a subscription, although I found other alternatives that work just fine for me and see no reason to change for now.

    There are indeed great products out there that are both closed-source and privacy advocates, Tresorit and Proton Mail are probably two of the most famous (note that Proton Mail has open sourced their web application but not the clients).

    However the main difference is that I get to choose what I store in the cloud or with whom I shared my emails, but Adguard monitors all the traffic all the time (correct me if I’m wrong here). Since it’s closed source there’s just no way to know and therefore the risk of trusting them is simply to big for me, considering there are alternatives available.

    By the way I’m referring to using Adguard for mobile devices mainly, since I’m pretty comfortable using add-ons for browsing online, and setting up firewall rules for desktop applications.

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