a few questions on my mind

laughing bear

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Greetings,

first, I am still evaluating adguard, so consider me a total Greenhorn. I am using the application, OSX 10.11.3. Thanks for patience!

1.
I just came across a site that blocked content from viewing as long as adguard is active. Was a german site with medical infos of some sort. If you scroll down you can see everything overlayed in blue and you have no access to the content.

http://www.onmeda.de

So I wonder, is this not the easiest way to render adguard useless in the future? I mean, if they can "block the blockers", and this reaction turns mainstream, ad blockers would be rendered useless, not?

Or, and this might not really be possible, adguard would operate in some sort of "stealth mode" perhaps.

2.
There is no manual, right? So I am puzzled as to how some advanced functions are used. Is there documentation in the pipeline?

3.
I know, it is YOUR business, and believe me, I respect that! However, a considerate remark shall be allowed perhaps? I find the pricing for lifetime to be very high and some combinations lacking as well. You can not choose 1 android and 3 Mac's, just for example. Above all, there was a 50% deal on black friday 2015, so I would be very stupid to part with the regular asked sum now, and in november it could (likely) be half price again.

I would humbly suggest to look into lifetime pricing and combination options again. Last, and just out of curiosity, in the field currencies, why is there no RUB?

box out:
By no means I am an IT specialist, far from it, and I am knew to this whole security thing. So far, AdGuard has worked admirably blocking >5000 trackers (would love to have an idea who that is) and 3.500 ads (same here, would love to see a list)

Thanks and best wishes
Georg
 

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1.
I just came across a site that blocked content from viewing as long as adguard is active. Was a german site with medical infos of some sort. If you scroll down you can see everything overlayed in blue and you have no access to the content.

http://www.onmeda.de
This particular case looks more like an "incorrect" ad blocking. Anyway, we'll fix it, thank you for reporting it:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/ExperimentalFilter/issues/1441

So I wonder, is this not the easiest way to render adguard useless in the future? I mean, if they can "block the blockers", and this reaction turns mainstream, ad blockers would be rendered useless, not?
This is a constant "arms race". They upgrade anti-adblock scripts, we are trying to handle these scripts.


Or, and this might not really be possible, adguard would operate in some sort of "stealth mode" perhaps.
It's impossible to block ads invisibly so every case is unique.

Just report it here or to the support if you run into such situation.

2.
There is no manual, right? So I am puzzled as to how some advanced functions are used. Is there documentation in the pipeline?
Yep, of course.

Here is an instruction on how to create your own ad filters:
https://adguard.com/en/filterrules.html

3.
I know, it is YOUR business, and believe me, I respect that! However, a considerate remark shall be allowed perhaps? I find the pricing for lifetime to be very high and some combinations lacking as well. You can not choose 1 android and 3 Mac's, just for example. Above all, there was a 50% deal on black friday 2015, so I would be very stupid to part with the regular asked sum now, and in november it could (likely) be half price again.
Here is a deal then: purchase a 3+3 1-year Premium license and I'll replace it with 3+3 lifetime:)

Last, and just out of curiosity, in the field currencies, why is there no RUB?
As you know, price in rubles is much lower. We've recently decided, that it's time to restrict ruble prices to russian users only.

box out:
By no means I am an IT specialist, far from it, and I am knew to this whole security thing. So far, AdGuard has worked admirably blocking >5000 trackers (would love to have an idea who that is) and 3.500 ads (same here, would love to see a list)
We don't store such stats. But you can see what is being blocked in real time in Adguard's filtering log:
http://screencast.com/t/K11aX5L3
 

laughing bear

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This is a constant "arms race". They upgrade anti-adblock scripts, we are trying to handle these scripts.
Hi Andrey,

thanks a lot for your detailed reply, and of course, many thanks for your generous offer!

:) Very cool, and yes, we do have a deal, I get back to you on that tomorrow.

Best
G
 
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