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Cryptocurrency mining affects over 500 million people. And they have no idea it is happening.

This autumn the news spread that some websites had been making money by mining cryptocurrencies in their users’ browsers. We have been among the first to add protection from this hidden activity. AdGuard users now receive warnings if a website has been trying to mine, and the users are given the option to let it continue or to block the mining script from running.

We decided to research the issue more so that we could understand its scale and impact. On the Alexa list of the top one hundred thousand websites, we looked for the codes for CoinHive and JSEcoin, the most popular solutions for browser mining in use now. »

AdGuard for Android v2.10

Hi everyone!

AdGuard for Android has always been one of the most rapidly evolving AdGuard products, and it stays that way. Today, we introduce to you the new version, featuring some of the biggest and potentially the most important changes in a while:

  • x3 times increase of the filtering speed
  • outgoing proxy and TOR support
  • DNS filtering
  • DNS encryption

and everything cool that goes alongside it. More details ahead! »

AdGuard Popup Blocker v2.1

Popup Blocker extension is already familiar to all of AdGuard for Windows and AdGuard for Mac users. It is one of the pre-installed userscripts that enhance the AdGuard performance, alongside AdGuard Assistant, for example. We are happy to announce that the Popup Blocker has not only undergone a major redesign and overall improvement, but is now available as a standalone script that can be installed via any userscript manager. »

AdGuard for Mac 1.5.0

Did you know the fact that a mere 5 days ago it was a semi-anniversary since we’ve released the previous AdGuard for Mac version? Just wow. So, we decided that it would be a great moment to, you know, do it again :) So, welcome the new AdGuard for Mac! It has a thing or two that will surely appeal to you, I promise. »

Go spy, GO! Popular app with 200M+ users crosses the red line

UPDATED on 25.09.2017, details are in the bottom of the article

Have you ever thought that your keyboard could be a professional spy? And we are not talking about jamesbondish handsome spies from Hollywood movies, but about the overt and constant home phoning of the personal information with its future distribution to third parties. Our recent research discovered a popular Android keyboard to spy on its users, with tons of personal information being sent to remote servers and using a prohibited technique to download dangerous executable code. »

New website is out! And this time we mean it!

No, you are not having a deja-vu attack — we have already proudly announced the launch of our new website. But from now on it opens on the main domain adguard.com, having left the cozy incubator of «new.adguard.com». Since the original announcement, the website has become even better, by now everything is fixed, tuned, polished and awaiting your approval. »