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This article is about AdGuard for Mac, a multifunctional ad blocker that protects your device at the system level. To see how it works, download the AdGuard app

Phishing and malware protection


AdGuard has a database of fraudulent, phishing, and malicious domains. If you enable Phishing and malware protection, AdGuard will warn you every time you’re about to visit a dangerous website. Even if only some parts of the website are dangerous, AdGuard will check it and display a warning.

This is safe. As AdGuard checks hash prefixes, not URLs, it doesn’t know what websites you visit. Learn more about AdGuard’s security checks


AdGuard is not an antivirus software. It can’t stop you from downloading suspicious files or delete existing viruses.