Unlike simple ad blockers, ATD-Guard does not act at
the level of your web browser but at the level of the computer which means that
it can block not only the connections initiated by your internet browser but
also the connections initiated by all programs installed on your
For example :
Programs that constantly send
statistics on their use.
The incessant update checks and sometimes
their download in the background.
Free programs whose publishers
finance themselves by collecting data on your computer and, in general, spyware
or viruses that you have accidentally installed or that have been installed on
your computer against your will.
Some well-known program editors
require a module that runs in the background even when you are not using the
software (official reason: automatic update, faster availability if you open a
document, etc.). These software keep you connected to their server and transmit
data without your having control over its content.
Your computer does
not need to notify your printer manufacturer every time you print a page. Yet
this is often what happens.
At the level of your browser, you will
notice that for the display of a web page your browser sometimes connects to a
good hundred domains: advertisements, trackers, statistics, geolocations etc ...
All these connections slow down your navigation in large proportions and you
will be surprised to find that your internet browsing has become smooth since
you blocked all those unnecessary