Was useful, not anymore

Discussion in 'Discussion (Adguard for Mac)' started by Frank Walter, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Frank Walter

    Frank Walter New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    So many ads and trackers go through, I really wonder why I keep it installed. Absolutely useless and lets not even talk about their Android nonsense that only works with 2 browsers... A good thing I use Ghostery
     
  2. avatar

    avatar Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    12,739
    Could you please be more specific about it?
     
  3. Frank Walter

    Frank Walter New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    I used to send you reports of ads coming through your "security". Unfortunately, it happens SO often that I don't have time to send one report after another, I have other more pressing matters to take care of but yes, I am disappointed
    .
     
  4. FloSch

    FloSch New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    I'm a Adguard for Mac(!) user and don't have any of your problems. Standard settings and lists, no acceptable ads. Nothing coming through. Are you sure you're talking about the Mac App?
     
  5. Frank Walter

    Frank Walter New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Yeah, you're right, I must be confused, am I a Mac user? duhhhh
     
  6. FloSch

    FloSch New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Not exactly what I meant. Do you confuse the Safari extension with the standalone app?
     
  7. Frank Walter

    Frank Walter New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    No, I don't. In fact, I don't use Safari at all, I use Chrome and Tor. I've got a (actually 2) lifetime licenses and use the app on different devices and on an iMac. I often get full screen pop-up ads and MacKeeper scams from different websites (neither porn or Warez sites) and before you ask, the iMac is not infected by any malware.
     
  8. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,947
    You might want to try reporting the popup ad links to the Missed Ads section of the forums and the MacKeeper scam links to the Browsing security (Phishing, Malware, Fraudulence) section of the forums.

    Filter lists are not an absolute against ads and scams on all websites - there's always sites that are missed. But, filters can be and are improved upon users reporting these ads and scam websites so the filter devs can create new rules for them.
     
  9. Frank Walter

    Frank Walter New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6
  10. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,947
    What are the rules you're adding to your user filter, exactly? Can you post them here?
     
  11. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    Messages:
    6,127
    @Frank Walter full-screen pop-ups are definitely not usual, especially if you don't visit those questionable websites you mentioned. If you could give some examples of websites where you see these pop-ups, we'd be able to check if there are indeed missed ads/popups.
     
  12. Bruno

    Bruno Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    209
    @Frank Walter
    Indeed, very strange. I tried the site you mentioned and I did not face any issue.
    Also, personnaly I am very happy with Adguard, and I could get rid of 99% of the ads. It has been ages that I did not get any pop up. All browsers also provide an option to block them.
    Regarding Tor that I can also using but onion addresses only, it is recommended not to touch and mess up with the settings, no pop up and Java script are functioning with the basic settings.