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Google will rank sites with intrusive ads lower on search results

Google finally draws the line and takes measures against websites that are using intrusive ad practices.

There are plenty of websites that in pursuit of revenue do everything to become non-user-friendly. All these intrusive ads really slow down the loading of pages but also they just interfere with users getting the desired content, especially taking into account the small size of mobile devices screens. Google has recently outlined most annoying kinds of such ads: »

Android malware that spreads through Google's ad network

Uh-oh, it looks like we have another proof of how harmful online ads can be. There is a new noxious malware that lies in wait for Android users, and spreads via AdSense. Yeah, that ad network by Google.

Specialists of Kaspersky Lab have encountered an alarming virus called Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.q that is spread with the help of online ads. »

Adguard for Android v.2.7 official release

Hi! We can't wait to tell you about new Adguard for Android version!

We've been working on it for quite some time, and really hope you will find it worthy the efforts. It has a little bit for everyone. New settings screen to customize per-app settings for those who like to control everything on their device; new $app modifier for custom rules creators; some good news for Android N users and just generally lots of fixes and 'quality of life' changes.

Be sure to read about cool new stuff and update to Adguard 2.7! »

Facebook against ad blockers

Today Facebook announced some truly sad news - the social network will now fight ad blockers.

What are the measures? Well, first of all the tech part itself will be altered, so that ad blockers couldn't detect and remove advertising on the desktop version of Facebook.
And secondly, the social network will update ad preferences tool. This tool shows what data is transferred to advertisers, why do you see specific ads, and it also gives opportunity to hide ads that you are not interested in. »

New Adguard blog

Hello!

If you are a frequent Adguard blog visiter, you have already noticed a new design. That's right, we moved our blog to a different engine. It is now more clean, strict, but at the same time more cozy and intuitive (or at least we hope so). Let's have a really quick tour and talk about what will come next. »

Adguard PRO for iOS (beta)

Last month was generous for new Adguard products - we had Adguard Content Blocker and Adguard DNS beta releases. But we just can't stop! This time, we are going to present to you a new product for iOS - Adguard PRO. This is a first step towards system wide ad blocking on iOS. With a little luck, our app will be approved and we'll move further to make this true. »

China blocks ad blocking (updated)

Update: Article XVI mentioned below is referring to “advertising activities on the internet” and supposed to ban all sorts of “ad injectors”. Although the wording is vague, we hope it will not cover ad blockers as well.

Sad news from China. A total control over Advertising which was announced to be introduced in September actually means total ban of ad blockers. »