Review for Adguard Web Filter
The Internet holds tons of useful information; however, most websites nowadays have turned into ad-kiosks. Once you open one of them, your screen clutters most of the times with futile advertisements and pop-ups. That slows up the entire webpage loading process and the page itself once loaded. They also pile up the to create a stressful Internet browsing experience. Some of them might even act as gateways for malware to invade your system or render X-rated content.
Adguard Web Filter provides you with the tools to make the most of your web surfing by removing those irritating ads, thus decreasing loading times and redirecting that saved up traffic for more important web content. It goes beyond blocking ordinary ads by also intercepting video, rich media or non-standard ad varieties.
Moreover, it supports a wide range of web browsers, which includes the popular choices (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Maxthon, Safari) or Netscape Navigator, but also less known ones: Avant, Flock, SRWare Iron, Lunascape, K-Meleon, GreenBrowser, Orca, MyIE, Comodo Dragon, SeaMonkey, Pale Moon, Yandex.Internet, Internet (Mail.ru) or Nichrome (Rambler).
Adguard Web Filter features a Basic interface as well as an Extended version for advanced users. The main two sections consist of the Protection module and the Settings zone. You can easily turn the overall protection on and off. Furthermore, the Ad Blocker and the Browsing Security can be individually enabled or disabled and their statistics reset.
You can also enter URLs that the program fails to remove ads from, report phishing and malicious websites and add exceptions within the Protection section. The Ad Blocker area comprises several filters such as User, English, Russian, Spyware, Social networks widgets, Experimental or German that you can enable and disable with a click of your mouse.
The same method is used within the Browsing Security zone with the filters for Phishing / Malicious sites as well as filters from Google Safe Browsing. The Settings section allows you to select the Protection level and choose from User-defined, Minimal, Optimal, High and Maximum. You are also able to access Proxy settings and Traffic filtration, manage browsers, filters and logs.
Bottomline, Adguard Web Filter packs all the right features for an application in its class. It truly works and adds value to your Internet browsing experience, making it acceptable when it comes to ad-bloated websites and friendlier overall. With this comprehensive ad-blocker, you can say goodbye to all those unwanted and / or unpleasant ad-generated moments you have to face every day while surfing the web.