StopAd PRO

The ultimate ad blocker for Windows and Mac.

4.0/5
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StopAd is the ultimate ad blocker for Windows and Mac. This simple, out-of-the-box solution stops all pop-ups, banners, autoplay, and video ads in apps and browsers. Plus, StopAd includes anti-tracking, anti-malware, and anti-cryptomining security features.

28 Reviews
 +127 reviews
  • Pros: 

    Blocks Everything Everywhere, no "Acceptable Ads" BS

    Cons: 

    It's paid

    One license for the Internet-free experience regardless the device you use. Much better technology comparing to Browser Extensions resulted in a very efficient blocking of FB, Youtube and literally all types of ads.

    Yuriy Nos has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Cross application support, live chat

    Cons: 

    High CPU, expensive, breaks VPN, breaks certain apps, breaks a multitude of websites

    Despite StopAd's persistent protestations when I connected with them through their live chat, this app breaks a significant number of your apps, sites, etc. Even basic functions like logging in were broken for many sites, on both Safari and Chrome. StopAd annoyingly insisted each time I reached out to them that it was not their application, although every single time, the issue was immediately resolved after disabling StopAd.

    The final straw, however, was when I realized it broke my VPNs. When I connected to either Nord or VPN Unlimited, I could no longer reach any sites. I reached out to StopAd to request information on how to properly uninstall to isolate the issue and see if StopAd was the culprit. Even though I was hit with the refrain of "It's not StopAd," I insisted on getting the removal instructions.

    Lo and behold, the second I uninstalled StopAd, *poof* everything worked again. The VPNs were operational again.. Note: if you used the browser extensions, it seemed to pipe things through without issue, but if you used the system wide VPN, I wasn't able to visit any sites so it is related to the way StopAd intercepts/proxies the connection to work its "magic."

    Most importantly, though, although it did work with applications beyond just the browsers, it was no more effective than extensions like uBlock - which has the added benefit of not having any idle CPU usage. I simply don't understand what the value add is. With the monthly fee, you're far better off getting a VPN subscription that has its own ad/tracker blocker like Nord. Combined with uBlock, you're more secure and have system wide blocking.

    The persistent issues, deflection by support, cpu footprint and seeming incompatibility with VPN make this one to avoid, especially with the existing alternatives that already exist.

    E.T.Cook has used this product for one week.
  • Sam AyresWeb developer
    Pros: 

    It works in apps

    Cons: 

    High CPU & Pricing structure

    I'm surprised no one has brought up the high resting CPU usage of this app, doesn't drop below 12% even when you're not browsing. (Or it is that way for me, at least)

    Although a cool implementation of an existing idea, I think making this a monthly subscription is a shot in the foot. There are many good adblockers that do most if not all of the same job for free.

    We have all experienced a good app with annoying ads, but it'd actually be cheaper to buy the app's premium version than to use this subscription..

    Should be a one off payment; If this is to facilitate 24/7 support I'd reduce how much it costs and replace it with a faq page.

    Sam Ayres has used this product for one day.
  • Marko NykoliukIdeation Lead Link, ZEO Alliance
    Pros: 

    blocks ads on all my devices

    Cons: 

    I might miss an interesting ad (? highly doubtful)

    works perfectly in all browsers on my Mac and in Safari on my iPhone, protecting my nervous system from the most dreadful thing in the world – mobile popups :)

    also, they've got some awesome content on their blog about the advertising industry and the modern internet in general!

    Marko Nykoliuk has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    It blocks every ads from every websites

    Cons: 

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    I think that StopAd is such a great application to have.

    It is ways different than the extensions you can find on every web browsers, and it makes you feel free to navigate without getting contaminated by ads all the time. It also block ads comming directly from facebook, which is the only adblocker I found doing that.

    Their 24/7 support live chat is just amazing, I had an issue with some ads still popping which was created by interference between two adblockers I had, the advisor helped me, solved my problem within 5 minutes, was really respectful, and that is clearly unique, whatever you live, you know that you can get some answers quickly.

    They seems to work hardly for their adblocker, and you guys better give it a try before making any opinion.

    Nicolas Proc has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Blocks everything

    Cons: 

    None at the moment

    This app blocks ads anywhere - apps, websites, etc. Actually the best adblocker that I've used ever. Using it for like a week on a windows pc.

    Oleg Rogachov has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Simple, effective, well integrated

    Cons: 

    Different UI's across platforms, monthly pricing

    Inconsistant UI's across platforms and the monthly pricing is a insane.

    Nathaniel Blackburn has used this product for one day.
  • JaviDigital Comm Major. Future PM.
    Pros: 

    None

    Cons: 

    Slowed the browser down

    After downloading the app, I noticed that my Google Chrome was loading very slowly. Going back to AdBlock.

    Javi has used this product for one day.
  • Denis PavlovskyMarketing Manager :)
    Pros: 

    Work cross browsing and blocks tracking/malware site.

    Cons: 

    Want more on mobile platforms

    That is great product for your desctop! It needs more features for both desctop and mobile.

    Denis Pavlovsky has used this product for one day.
  • Pavel AbdurakhimovAR/VR, Junglist
    Pros: 

    Well, works great! Blocks all ads that I encountered in two days

    Cons: 

    Doesn't work with my VPN

    Still have to use other blockers, because it's awful to have it disabled when using VPN and going to those kinds of sites

    Pavel Abdurakhimov has used this product for one day.
  • Petya PetrovI'm interested in new technologies!
    Pros: 

    Nice application! Good job, guys

    Cons: 

    Nope

    Need mobile version

    Petya Petrov has used this product for one week.
  • Andrey KrivoshapkinEconomist, Yakutsk city District Adm.
    Pros: 

    Live chat

    Cons: 

    Expensive

    Will wait for updates

    Andrey Krivoshapkin has never used this product.
  • Vadim Vasilievvado44@yandex.ru
    Pros: 

    fast product, small smize, really working

    Cons: 

    no have problems

    very good product! thanks!

    Vadim Vasiliev has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Blocks all ads

    Cons: 

    Doesn't work properly with airVPN

    Doesn't work well with airVPN. Also stays installed on Google Chrome after removal. Very aggravating no support on how to completely remove.

    John Yavenue has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    - Block ads

    Cons: 

    - Not open source

    - Not free

    - Please just use ublock origin

    We don't need this kind of extensions anymore, just go for ublock origin, which does a perfect job on any device and any browser.

    Thanaen has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Better than AdBlock

    Cons: 

    Don't know, is there any network overhead?

    At last I can enjoy Internet without those nasty ads! Yeehaw!

    Law-abiding Citizen has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Effective

    Cons: 

    None

    Good app

    Ievgen Saveliev has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Very useful thing!

    Cons: 

    none

    The main purpose of this app - to block annoying advertising, and it he copes with the task perfectly :)

    Oksana Savchenko has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    blocks 99% ads

    Cons: 

    significant cpu usage

    web sites which blocking some content because of using adblock are not blocking content when you use stopad. recommend it

    Konstantin Miroshnichenko has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    most of its promoted features, including superb 24/7 customer support

    Cons: 

    DOCK ICON! Need an option where only menu icon is kept

    Works perfectly except the dock thing.

    Enes has used this product for one day.