StopAd PRO

The ultimate ad blocker for Windows and Mac.

4.3/5
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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.

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CPO at Mubert

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!

Pros:

blocks ads on all my devices

Cons:

I might miss an interesting ad (? highly doubtful)

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International PR Lead, app explorer
Thanks, Marko!
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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.

Pros:

Blocks everything

Cons:

None at the moment

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International PR Lead, app explorer
Thank you!

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.

Pros:

Blocks Everything Everywhere, no "Acceptable Ads" BS

Cons:

It's paid

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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.

Pros:

Cross application support, live chat

Cons:

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

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VP of Product at StopAd.io
Hi, thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the negative experience you had using StopAd. We’re continuously improving our technology so we would be thankful to you if you could send us your system information and sites/apps that was crashed. Regarding the VPN issues - we are working on fixing them now. The value of StopAd in comparison with extensions is in effective ads removal on all browsers and apps without multiple installs.
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Web developer

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.

Pros:

It works in apps

Cons:

High CPU & Pricing structure

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Product Manager at StopAd
Hi Sam, Thanks for your feedback! 1) That's very strange case that you have such CPU usage rate, in a resting state it should be about 0-10% based on what we measured for both Mac and Windows platforms. We would be very thankful to you if you could send us your system information and logs via Improve StopAd button in the application so we could investigate this case. 2) I suppose you're speaking about popular browser extensions. Here is why we believe StopAd is more valuable for our users: - There are no extentions which block ads in installed applications. - There are no extensions where you can get quick help and easily remove new banner ad on your favorite website at 2am whenever you are - We don't participate in "acceptable ads" - We created a unique AI technology which finds new ads and creates new rules so you never see these ads. We did a lot of users interviews and based on users feedback we know that StopAd blocks ads much better than any extensions. We are professional ad blocker. Simple, reliable and uncompromised. For users who are not ready to pay for StopAd PRO we have a free version which works perfectly only in one chosen browser.
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@artem_pryadkin why in the world would an ad blocker need to idle @ 0-10%?!?!?

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.

Pros:

It blocks every ads from every websites

Cons:

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StopAd Head of User Acquisition
thanks so much for the feedback! So happy to read reviews like this and we'll try our best not to dissapoint you, Nicolas, ever :)

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

Pros:

Very useful thing!

Cons:

none

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I've used Stopad for some time and it feels like THE best ad blocker out there. Nice job!!

Pros:

It does what it claims to do.

Cons:

Didn't notice

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BI specialist

wait for it

Pros:

all about security in 1 tool for all browsers! great!

Cons:

i don`t see any

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International PR Lead, app explorer
Thank you!
Student, Porto

Pros:

The app: Blocks all ads on Desktop without a problem and even uses a local VPN on Mobile to block all ads efficiently. Solid 10/10

Cons:

Lacks popularity! People should share this and let more people know about this great app.

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Growth :)

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

Pros:

Work cross browsing and blocks tracking/malware site.

Cons:

Want more on mobile platforms

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cool!

Pros:

very good product

Cons:

best product

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Works perfectly except the dock thing.

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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Product Operations @ Homesnap

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

Pros:

None

Cons:

Slowed the browser down

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International PR Lead, app explorer
Hi, Javi! Sorry for that. Could you please tell what browser do you use? We'll fix it
International PR Lead, app explorer
Hm, we didn't have such problem. We'll check it and fix. Thanks for your review anyway
I'm interested in new technologies!

Need mobile version

Pros:

Nice application! Good job, guys

Cons:

Nope

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

Pros:

blocks 99% ads

Cons:

significant cpu usage

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legal

Good app

Pros:

Effective

Cons:

None

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It's one of those apps that actually does what it promises. No tricks.

Pros:

Blocks everything. Simple.

Cons:

No cons here.

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

Pros:

Better than AdBlock

Cons:

Don't know, is there any network overhead?

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CEO at Sunrise Limited

Big challenge on the way to free web

Pros:

Great idea

Cons:

Cant say