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Simply Moved from Competitor (AdGuard vs Advert Muncher)

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Hi there all!

I simply purchased a premium license of Adguard on a transfer from Advert Muncher. I simply want to inform anybody that I used to be utilizing Admuncher for final 3 years and through this time, I haven´t seen any updates or bug fixing on that app. The final drop of water was the Home windows 8.1 that introduced IE11. Advert Muncher just isn’t suitable with IE11, together with Home windows 7, 8 and eight.1 variations. I requested for assist, and the perfect I obtained was a moron like recommendation that I ought to downgrade IE model or easy utilizing one other browser. These guys actually assume their prospects are silly or one thing.

Plus, after uninstalling Admuncher for good and uncover Adguard (after 14 day trial), I replied a suggestions about why I used to be uninstalling Advert Muncher. The solutions had been the identical I instructed already…outdated gui, unfixed bugs, no IE11 assist and so forth. Additionally, I mentioned I used to be shifting to Adguard after a sucessful trial and complains.

I acquired a reply from Jeff Cole, one of many guys behind AM, saying Adguard is a poor substitute to their product AM and claiming that new model of AM might be avaliable in correct time. I personally assume that reply is rubbish and Im fairly sure that my resolution for Adguard was the perfect.

So for individuals who are doubtful between AM and Adguard or nonetheless utilizing AM, my recommendation is: Get Adguard and neglect Admuncher. A lot much less headache.

 

Boo Berry

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  • #2
Welcome!

Imagine me, I really feel your ache. I used Advert Muncher an ideal deal during the last decade and for intervals I needed to cease utilizing it resulting from varied points I had with this system, which I am going to go into element about later on this submit. What made me cease utilizing Advert Muncher utterly was Adblock Plus for Firefox when it grew to become common. On the time, I did not want the rest. Then, I began utilizing Chrome together with Firefox, then Chrome together with Firefox and Web Explorer and I began trying into adblocking options for every browser. When I discovered Adguard a 12 months and a half in the past, I used to be pleasantly happy with how effectively it dealt with browsers. Certain, for the primary 12 months I did not have HTTPS blocking capabilities, so I used to be nonetheless depending on browser extensions and userscripts to care for these. So, as for the problems I skilled with Advert Muncher…

– I hated that by default it filtered all connections system-wide, as an alternative of prompting the person to blacklist sure functions. It was a ache within the rear to setup the whitelist for all my processes as a result of I needed to begin each course of for it to point out up in Advert Muncher’s listing. Very time consuming. In distinction Adguard by default solely filters browsers (together with another executables you specify). I do hope, sooner or later, the event staff expands the filtering capabilities to incorporate different packages, like prompt messaging packages (e.g. Skype), p2p packages and adverts, and many others.

– Determining easy methods to block adverts manually with Advert Muncher’s guidelines was a ache. Earlier than I discovered a factor or two about CSS and HTML, I had a complete nightmare making an attempt to dam seemingly easy adverts. Again within the days I requested on the boards about that, and by no means actually obtained a reply. Adguard makes use of the Adblock Plus system of guidelines, which is far more easy to cope with and permits straightforward importing of guidelines from Adblock Plus to Adguard.

– They have been promising a significant replace for years now, with HTTPS filtering amongst different issues. It appears to me the primary developer is busy growing different packages (or so I’ve heard). My guess is the event staff appears to be very small. Examine that to Adguard, which has made main strides within the final 6 months – first HTTPS filtering and the WFP driver (permits filtering of Home windows 8 Metro/Trendy UI apps and Web Explorer in Enhanced Protected Mode). The subsequent model of Adguard which goes to enter beta testing quickly could have userscripts assist, a primary for another adblocking program on the market. Additionally, the Adguard improvement staff appears to be greater than Advert Muncher, which permits for quicker turnaround of releases. Avatar, what number of builders are on the staff?

– Advert Muncher’s improvement staff would not appear to in-tune with its customers relating to assist (e.g. the entire IE11 debacle), updates on improvement and potential launch dates/frames. In actual fact studying their boards, it appears the administrator over there (Jeff, not Murray, who appears MIA) appears kinda impolite to paying prospects on their boards once they’re asking easy questions on IE11 assist and a brand new model. I do perceive that he is in all probability overwhelmed, however nonetheless, might be extra skilled about it. What he mentioned within the e-mail about Adguard kinda proves my level. There appears to be some jealousy resulting from their income stream being threatened, therefore the necessity to bash rivals (aka enterprise 101). I am certain Adblock Plus is seen as risk to them too, and it is free! Finally, it is as much as the end-user to determine what they need to use, and what they need to pay for. Advert Muncher would not provide any free adblocking extensions for browsers, however Adguard does (presently for Chrome and Opera) – and so they’re free.

Extension limitations is what made me cease utilizing adblocking extensions for Google Chrome, however fortuitously Adguard’s method, method higher. That is truly how I discovered Adguard – I used to be trying to find options to the Adblock/Adblock Plus extensions for Google Chrome after getting bored with coping with the restrictions (as a result of browser itself). I truly thought-about going again to Advert Muncher, however I knew that would not lower it for me both. I attempted that different different program Adfender, and located it to be too buggy and missing in what I wanted it to do. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Adguard. Truthfully for my part, Adguard is the perfect adblocking resolution on the market – method higher than Advert Muncher, Adfender and extension-based ad-blockers. Why do I like to recommend Adguard?

– The Adguard builders truly hearken to their customers (main plus) and improvement appears to go by fairly quick. I can solely think about how arduous the event staff is engaged on Adguard.

– They take characteristic requests into consideration. I imply, I pitched userscripts assist a 12 months in the past and so they truly thought-about it and now they’re including it, which surprises me. In my thoughts adblocking and userscripts (script injection) goes hand-in-hand as a result of there’s issues userscripts can do with regard to blocking adverts that the straight ad-blocking guidelines cannot. Advert redirects, for instance, might be taken care of now due to the userscripts assist. The event staff in all probability is aware of how helpful it will likely be, to not point out it’s going to open the door to extra customers too. One other instance is HTTPS filtering, which was requested on the boards and so they truly made it work. Adguard is the one adblocking program with HTTPS filtering, no others do *presently*.

-There’s an opportunity (possibly sooner or later) of by some means getting ad-filtering on different platforms like Linux and Mac OS X, which might be superior to see. Understandably, that in all probability will not occur, if it occurs, for a very long time (resulting from limitations/assist wanted for every further platform). A VPN resolution for cell/pill browsers can be good. But it surely’s at all times a risk it may occur.

– The assist and assistant on these boards is high notch. Like if I discover a difficulty inside the program or a problematic web site, I submit it within the applicable part of the boards and Avatar seems to be into it. Could not be higher! Plus everybody is good and useful! I am glad to contribute nonetheless I can, be it beta testing or discovering obscure little bugs inside the program itself (I appear to be good at discovering these too, hehe).

I actually do Advert Muncher does launch a brand new model for his or her prospects, I actually do. There was a person on Neowin not too long ago asking for Advert Muncher options due to the identical IE11 situation, and I pointed them in the correct course, in fact. Backside line, I like to recommend Adguard to anybody lately. It is simply superior and the speed it is rising… actually, I feel the long run seems to be fairly shiny certainly.

 

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  • #3
Wow, thanks for all the nice phrases!

Boo Berry mentioned:
Avatar, what number of builders are on the staff?

At this second our staff has:

2 builders engaged on a home windows model
1 developer engaged on server-side (site, adguard back-end server, safebrowsing server, and many others)
1 developer engaged on VPN resolution and android consumer
1 developer engaged on chrome extension (not full time although)

And likewise I’m engaged on all these apps as a staff lead.

Boo Berry mentioned:
There’s an opportunity (possibly sooner or later) of by some means getting ad-filtering on different platforms like Linux and Mac OS X, which might be superior to see

I’m doing a little analysis on Mac OS proper now.
There is a good probability that we’ll get Adguard for Mac 1.0 in march/april 2014.

 


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welcome aboard! you’ve come on the proper time, issues are about to get attention-grabbing. as Boo Berry talked about the staff behind Adguard actually hearken to us for from the variety of options we’re seeing being carried out or deliberate you may see that they’re as much as any process put earlier than them that may guarantee Adguard turns into higher. this sort of ambition and dedication to their product is why i take into account the staff behind Adguard a lower above the remaining and because of this this consideration exhibits in Adguard. hope to see you across the boards becoming a member of in to make Adguard even larger than it’s now.
 


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rickyoh

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  • #5
avatar mentioned:
1 developer engaged on VPN resolution and android consumer

And likewise I’m engaged on all these apps as a staff lead.

I’m doing a little analysis on Mac OS proper now.
There is a good probability that we’ll get Adguard for Mac 1.0 in march/april 2014.

a mac model and an android model! you deserve all of the success that comes at you for listening to and appearing on person strategies.

 

Boo Berry

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  • #6
rickyoh mentioned:
a mac model and an android model! you deserve all of the success that comes at you for listening to and appearing on person strategies.

The Android model will in all probability be the VPN resolution with an app to regulate it, as a result of limitations of Android itself. If iOS was ever supported, would possibly work there too (assuming you may get an app within the App Retailer).

avatar mentioned:
At this second our staff has:

2 builders engaged on a home windows model
1 developer engaged on server-side (site, adguard back-end server, safebrowsing server, and many others)
1 developer engaged on VPN resolution and android consumer
1 developer engaged on chrome extension (not full time although)

And likewise I’m engaged on all these apps as a staff lead.

Now that is what I name a improvement staff.

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