Absolutely 100% get the lifetime stacksocial deal. https://stacksocial.com/sales/adguard-personal-plan-lifetime-subscription
Basically, make an account with adguard and then when you buy the stack social deal it’ll give you a code to redeem in your account. Then you just log into your adguard account on any device you want (Mac, windows, iOS app, etc) and you’re good to go. On iOS, you’d use the free app. The paid app on iOS is it’s own separate product that acts as a license just for iOS, but it’s a way better option to just use an adguard account in the free app.
I bought the family lifetime plan and use it for all my devices. 10/10 worth it for $30.
Edit: just realized you said CAD, my comment is U.S. prices and I’m assuming it’s still eligible for purchase in Canada
You should not install the AdGuard AdBlocker extension because it overlaps the functionality and is no use. You should install the AdGuard Browser Assistant plugin. https://adguard.com/en/adguard-assistant/overview.html
This plugin integrates with your AdGuard desktop software and can control some basic actions.
If you're looking for an ad-free experience for the YouTube app, you might be interested in this: https://vancedapp.com/
It's basically the original app that has been re-engineered to run without ads. The developers also have a subreddit page:
>Adguard would send my IP to google
Huh? That's not how DNS works.
>that person decides to go to my DNS provider
>We keep and store the anonymous database of domains requested in the last 24 hours. There is no information whatsoever that could link any of these domain names to the original user who sent the request. We need this information to identify and block new trackers and threats.
>All data that we collect, we do not share with any third parties
More info on the DNSCrypt protocol can be found here: https://dnscrypt.info/
DNSCloak is an iOS app available in the App Store. I’m guessing here, but the reason it is allowed on the store is its purpose is securing DNS connections while AdGuard Pro does secure the DNS connection too, it also uses it to block ads/trackers/malware systemwide. In Apple's view, this is a violation.
So, what if you use DNSCloak to connect to AdGuard? You get roughly the DNS functionality from AdGuard Pro.
On the Mac, there is no secure DNS functionality build into AdGuard, so you have to use DNSCrypt to secure your connection to the AdGuard DNS server anyway.
No, only Safari and the search engine you use can see this
In general, the app and AdGuard servers can only see information strictly related to your subscription, such as your email address.
>100% local on the iPhone or is there any connection with a centralized platform
Regularly AdGuard will update filters which by default includes their lists, both for ad and malware filtering.
>any technical documents or whitepapers
Unfortunately, aside from the rather sparse doc and the source code itself, there's not much documentation.
it’s the same now. difference is that with Pro you’re stuck with iOS. with premium if one day you ditch iOS you just carry your license over to your new device.
https://adguard.com/en/privacy/dns.html They only do aggregated logging (ie, no user IP is included) to improve performance, identify the new addresses to block, and remove outdated ones. Seems to be pretty similar to what Quad9 collects https://www.quad9.net/privacy/policy/ aggregated logging to detect new threat, monitor performance and remove false positives
Just fyi (I totally agree with your answer): AdGuard introduced a new DNS service that will give you more control over it. In case you're interested to find out more:
I don't think Adguard Pro has a license.
You can purchase Adguard Premium with a 3-device license for $20 from Stack Social though.
take this into consideration too, flexibility across device/PC/mac
if only using iOS and all under one Apple ID, get Adguard Pro since you only need to pay once.
Privacy Pro is a full featured VPN meaning it connects to the SmartVPN server. No on device scanning and host file not supported. And it does not block ads. Only trackers.
AdGuard Pro is a DNS Changer, Host file, On device scanning, ads and tracker blocker in one app. AdGuard Pro is more flexible and it blocks ads PLUS trackers - system wide. Its not a VPN.
I have both. But nothing compares to AdGuard Pro.
By the way, they will be releasing AdGuard 3.0 (Non Pro). Relatively the same as AdGuard Pro minus the Host file support and system wide adblocker ( if you configure AdGuard DNS, its system wide ).
You DO NOT have to drop 3rd party VPNs on Android. See link here.
Works flawlessly for me with PureVPN.
Sequence in app to change after is Settings>Network>Filtering Method>Local HTTP Proxy. See pic here.
It works perfectly with NordVPN for me. I thought it didn't because I had some issues at first but their tech support helped me out. Though it was a mistake in other software interfering with both Nord and AdGuard.
You can just try it yourself with AdGuard's own list of providers. The problem is they can't block ads if they're served from the same domain as the content. "Effectiveness" depends on what sites you visit, you might want to try NextDNS to have configurable filters without installing extra apps.
uBlock Origin works better because not only it can block ads served from the same domain as the content, it can also rewrite the blank area from the missing ad. You can achieve the same functionality on all browser apps with AdGuard for Android
First of all, thank you very much for supporting us!
It sure is safe. Filtering takes place right on your device; we do not have access to your data. Also, your connection to the remote server stays encrypted and secure. Just like a browser Adguard validates the server certificate and does not filter it if there's anything suspicious.
Furthermore, we take some additional precautions.
Anyway, being concerned about your personal data is a right thing to do. That's why we provide a detailed description of almost every bit of the information AG sends or may send to our server. Briefly: AG sends necessary minimum of the information to validate the license key.
I've been using Adguard with NordVPNfor a while, though the VPN has an adblocker built into it called cybersec. Adguard has a setup tutorial I've used once, I think it was this one, I hope it's helpful, maybe it will give a better idea:
You need to use nordvpn by using a Socks5 server.
You install nordvpn the normal way. Test it without using Adguard and make sure everything works.
Then turn off nordvpn and go into your web browser and click on this link. https://nordvpn.com/servers/tools. Enter a country, click on Show Advanced Options. Under select security protocol, select Socks 5. Don't hit Reset. Scroll back to the top of the page and write down the server. It should be something like us4260.nordvpn.com.
Then go into your Adguard, Settings, Network, Proxy, and click on the toggle next to the word Off. Then click on Add proxy server. Enter any proxy name you want. Set proxy type to Socks 5. For proxy host, type in the server you wrote down before. For proxy port, enter 1080. For proxy username and proxy password, enter your nordvpn username and password. Click on SAVE AND SELECT.
You are now running nordvpn and Adguard at the same time. To turn off nordvpn, go back to this page and toggle it off at the top of the page. It will remember the information you entered.
If you have any questions let me know.
Use AdGuard Assistant, not the regular AdGuard browser extension:
Depending on the filter lists you're using in AdGuard, using Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin can be redundant, but they also shouldn't do any harm. AdGuard can miss a few things and in those cases, it's good to have another blocker running.
You can easily test that for yourself: Compare how many Ads uBlock is blocking with and without AdGuard running.
For the difference between AdGuard Pro and AdGuard, see https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-pro-is-back.html and https://adguard.com/en/blog/in-depth-review-adguard-for-ios.html tl;dr
>they are basically interchangeable and you can choose whichever you prefer (and you really don't need both)
As for Premium subscription, aside from unlocking the custom filter, DNS and security filter feature in AdGuard for iOS, it also gives you access to premium features for AdGuard apps in other platforms.
No, the VPN service isn't included. You're probably aware that no (sustainable) paid VPN are available for the very low cost of AdGuard Premium license.
That would work if I had Mullvad on all the time. So when I turn off Mullvad I have to manually turn AG back on which is not very convenient.
Anyways this is not how it’s supposed to work. There’s obviously some kind of incompatibility between these two apps. It used to work fine on Big Sur.
https://www.dnsleaktest.com/, it's a website to test DNS leak.There are plenty of free DNS leak testing websites around, and the best do a great job of pointing out any privacy problems.
With your VPN disconnected, go to dnsleaktest.com and tap Extended Test. Make a note of the DNS server IP addresses listed in the test report.
Not all routers can do it - just depends!
Personally, I use nextdns.io on my phone - that way it works when out and about too. Then AGH just deals with everything else on my network.
That is just a general acknowledgement of your email?
I'm assuming that you followed the steps outlined here: steps from this post: Adguard 3
On macOS you can install Adguard for Mac (from Adguard’s website, not from the Mac AppStore) and use it for 14 days for free. On iOS install Adguard for Safari from the AppStore. Just try them and see if they work for you.
If you like them then you can pay a subscription per year or buy a lifetime license, either Individual (3 devices) or Family (9 devices). It’s all explained on Adguard’s website. Personally I bought a discounted lifetime license from stacksocial. It’s $20 for the Individual Plan and $30 for the 9 device Family Plan.
Hope that helps.
Agreed with rizalripin. Give AG a try with the free trial. I did, and couldn't face going back to Blokada. I bought the lifetime code.
If you didn't know already, AG is on sale at StackSocial: https://stacksocial.com/sales/adguard-personal-plan-lifetime-subscription
Well, VPN providers often do use their own DNS servers so the information is not being logged. I had a similar configuration, but later on just gone with NordVPN DNS servers, since it improved my speed by quite a margin and the given SmartDNS works with streaming services, while AdGuard did not. Also, if the DNS servers are not from a no-log policy provider - your requests might be logged and stored. Make sure does provide your VPN and the AdGuard DNS servers. If no other random servers are being connected to - AdGuard is the only left out question whether to worry about it or not (considering privacy). If those are not an issue for you - just use both. :)
Unfortunately ExpressVPN is not on the list of supported VPNs. The problem is that Android gives only ONE VPN slot to work with. So if you don't have root access, you have to use AdGuard in VPN mode and if you switch ExpressVPN on, it will take up that VPN slot. The only solution for this is to root your phone and use AdGuard in 'automatic proxy mode'. That way it will run a proxy server on your phone and filter through it, then you can use ExpressVPN as your VPN to have them both.
Apps that target Nougat (SDK 24/25) can't have HTTPS filtered unless the cert is in the System store, which yes, requires root, or unless the app developer specifically specifies to trust user certificates.
You can use this app to see what version apps target:
If you are rooted and have installed the HTTPS certificate properly, then I think you only need DNS filtering if you want a different DNS server like Cloudflare here. You can check the status here
I'm not on a Mac, but on AdGuard Windows, you can reinstall the certificate under "Network".
As for your other question: AdGuard for Safari is "just" a regular AdBlocker for your web browser and it can only block Ads there and not on a system level. Here's a comparison:
What Filters are you currently using on AdGuard for Mac?
>Where can i read more about their protocol?
That's what I'm saying in my post. It's difficult to find real technical informations about it as of now.
Here is the most detailed article we have to this day explaining how the protocol works.
>What is adguard pro? Can't find it on the website.
On iOS (I don't know if it's the same on Android), there are two AdGuard apps :
- AdGuard : it's a Safari extension
- AdGuard Pro : it's the equivalent of AdGuard on PC and macOS. An app which blocks ads system-wide. However, to my knowledge, you can't use your macOS/Windows licences to activate it. You have to buy the app.
>Do they support torrenting on all servers?
I would say "yes" but I'm not quite sure. I'm not torrenting myself.
>Do they support port forwarding?
Unsure also. However, someone posted this asking if it's supported. Maybe you'll find an answer soon on that thread.
Yeah. It hasn’t worked for me either on my iOS 15 beta iPhone(specifically in apps when using AdGuard home DNS on my raspberry pi) but it still works on my fiancés iOS 14 iPhone. I installed the actual DNS profile from AdGuard directly on the phone and it’s working again. AdGuard dns profile link
DDG browser is a WebView (the built-in component for apps in Android to display webpages) with their blocker on top. If you find DDG to be good enough, sure. But why not just use AdGuard for Android and stick with your favorite browser?
No you're thinking about it wrong. you have 30 days from when you buy the license from stacksocial to redeem on adguard.com after you redeem the license in your name you have access to the 9 devices for life, you can redelegate devices as well if you lose one or dont want to have it on something... you just need to redeem the license on adguards website within thirty days.
Since iOS 14 you can see in App Store which kind of data an app is harvesting. AdGuard doesn’t. The DNS is also part of European Resolver Policy (I know, it’s not the App): https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-dns-adopted-european-resolver-policy.html
So yes, I think you can trust them.
If you check the adGuard DNS page, it will show you the map of the servers.
adGuard uses anycast and Choopa LLC is one of their providers. I believe it has been explained in the past that although dnsleak will show you who the provider is, the replies will always come from the adguard dns address.
Note that even nextdns is using third party isp providers. Here in Australia, we have Vultr and GSL Net. I believe only cloudflair had their own dns infra.
As far as I know, it will be part of version 2.6 of the adGuard for Mac.
It is not included in the current nightly version 2.5. Version 2.5 focuses in network extensions for macOS Big Sur.
I got these details from their github repo.
macOS Big Sur, when released supports native encrypted DNS. So we can use the below for the tike being until 2.6 version arrives or they included it in the main app.
This applies for both ios 14 and macos big sur only:
Im not 100 percent sure at all. I don't think your WiFi will shut down, per se, just, I think may be unable to access internet.
Like, I think there's a primary and secondary input line for dns . I think, if that's worrisome, have your adguardhome dns server as the primary and an outside dns server as secondary. Like, 220.127.116.11. Or, adguard has their own set of public dns servers available. Which you'd be able to input as the secondary dns server.
Here you go - https://adguard.com/en/adguard-dns/overview.html
I did come across DNS leaks when using public and workplace Wi-Fi. Several issues as well regarding split tunneling on the VPN side (android)
Overall wouldn't suggest VPN, would much rather opt for limited ad blocking via ProtonVPN or mullvad.
> I have 32 blocklists. Should I disable some?
I think the main issue would be the total number of host entries and not so much the number of blocklists.
You can check the performance for yourself:
In my Pi 4 I get under 25ms for cached queries. Keep an eye on memory usage, if it's high, and the name server has big query times deviations, try to disable some.
MicroG is more like the underground railroad in more ways than one.
If you are looking for a complete stable whole package ungoogled, check out the e.foundation os. They are building an entire ecosystem of sorts as much as possible.
There are some benefits, depending how you look at it.
Keep in mind DNS blocking is not the only solution, it will not block youtube ads, you would need something like ublock origin or simply purchase youtube premium.
I would say if you want a no expense option I would take a hard look at NextDNS and use there recommend list, this service can be used outside of the home also. You get up to 300,000 queries a month for free after that it just stops blocking but still works and will query whatever you want, it is also 20usd/year if you want unlimited. I have there premium and use this with remote users I manage and is a lot easier then me trying to VPN in or Anydesk in to fix an issue or whitelist something. https://nextdns.io/
Been spamming this link all day, will continue to do so :)
It explains why there are such differences, and what are our plans.
Yeah, I’ve had my arguments with them on that very subject since I was an iOS pro user. I didn’t fight for too long though since I had a lifetime subscription and since I don’t own androids the mobile licenses went to waste until now. But here’s the blog where they talk about Apple blocking their update:
Yes, Adguard SDN and Adguard DNS use the same filter lists, I would remove the Adguard SDN filter as it would be redundant. In terms of battery life, I don't think that the filtering lists (to an extent) would matter that much. Although it has changed to a yearly subscription for the premium features, have you tried to see if your issues persist with the update. It will probably help in Safari at the bare minimum.
Not necessarily. You can change just the DNS in the PS4 network settings, and could change it to AdGuard's DNS servers: https://adguard.com/en/adguard-dns/overview.html
Not sure if/what it'll block on a PS4, though.
Found out there is a built in DNS block list.
My custom block list is working, but not at a DNS level. So the DNS requests are coming through, then getting blocked later on. If I click the DNS entry in the log I can block individual domains, but I'd prefer to use a list.
Does anyone know if it's possible to add a list and tell AdGuard to use it to block at DNS level?
Edit: came across this article: https://adguard.com/en/blog/great-battery-saving-mode-of-adguard-for-android/ guess that's what I want to achieve, with my own list.
Adguard can be Injected in any Browser or Programm . ( Adguard PRO windows )
Like lets say Utorrent , Steam ( Including the shop ) Team fortress Ingame browsers ( YEY NO LOUD TAMPON COMMERCIALS ANYMORE ! ) and practically ANY Programm /app
On top it can inject any Script on these too. Like from this site <strong>https://tampermonkey.net/scripts.php</strong>
can block any element ( even in the Programms i mentioned like i remove in Steam Programm the Curators )
on top if you find a Website that circumvents ad blockers or got issues just report it , it was allways till now Resolved in max 48 H just update the filters after that and working :) something you cant do at other blockers.
Yeah best Adguard VPN deal I’ve found anywhere is the $29 5 year deal on stacksocial https://stacksocial.com/sales/adguard-vpn-5-yr-subscription
They’re probably thinking of the regular lifetime subscription
The Personal tier is for 3 devices, while Family tier is 9 devices. StackSocial have much cheaper offer.
I’m pretty sure your license is just for your device/Apple account. When you say you bought premium, did you subscribe to the monthly fee?
Regardless, I highly recommend the lifetime stack social deal. I got the family plan on there, it’s good for up to 9 devices for forever. The personal I believe supports 3 devices
You can't "buy" a beta license, but using this form again and explaining your situation will (hopefully) get you another key.
If you're looking for a cheap, lifetime license, check out stack social.
Had a brief window to test this, on my iPhone 12 Pro max and my old MacBook Pro (mid-2012, Core i5, 16GB RAM, SSD). I tested both devices on a gigabit WAN, to the same local server each time. All VPN connections were to a local VPN server, testing in turn AdGuard's proprietary protocol, WireGuard (to a Mullvad 10Gbps server plus a NordVPN server) and IKEv2. The results were as follows:
Same speed throughout, for all protocols (and no protocol). Basically no speed loss, bottlenecked by WiFi at around 300Mbps to 400Mbps.
WAN with no VPN: 935/52 Mbps
WireGuard (wg-quick and wg-go from Brew): 315/50 (100% CPU)
WireGuard (NordLynx): 282/38 (100% CPU)
NordVPN IKEv2: 611/47 (100% CPU)
AdGuard's own proprietary protocol: 107/51 (100% CPU)
Not earth-shattering, but CPU bound. Given it's a userspace protocol that's not massively unexpected. Since WireGuard Go is also userspace though, it's rather disappointing. I'd have expected (hoped) that TLS would have been faster than - or at least as fast as - WireGuard. Oh well. Interesting that things levelled out on the newer iPhone device, albeit being ARM. I wonder if there's some instruction set missing on the Ivy Bridge Core i5 that AdGuard can exploit on the iPhone? It'll be interesting to run these tests again tomorrow on my Threadripper workstation.
Either way, at this price for five years it's nice just to have a backup for my phone when away from home, especially as it supports streaming services. I thought these figures might interest someone.
>assume DoH is vulnerable
For DoH to be vulnerable means HTTPS and in turn, TLS itself is vulnerable. If your ISP is capable of breaking TLS then they're already reading everyone's banking & healthcare info.
Also, if you switch your NordVPN location to faraway countries, does the detected DNS provider in dnsleaktest shows a server near your actual country or the NordVPN selected location? If the latter, then DoH traffic is already routed through NordVPN anyway.
The app only has two protocols available OpenVPN (full-tunnel), and IKEV2 (split-tunnel) (specifically, Adguard’s proprietary implementation).
Generally, you want to be using a tested, potentially audited, “safer” protocol than a strictly proprietary one. There’s no evidence that I know of to make me believe that AdGuard hasn’t provided that, though!
Nord has Nordlynx (based on Wireguard, wireguard being the the fastest protocol in my experience)
ExpressVPN has Lightway (also based on wireguard, but the implementation is supposed to address the privacy issues with wireguard)
IKEV2 is fast, but not As fast, so there’s that
I didn’t have issues with the server speeds themselves, which is good!
It depends on what your priorities are!
There’s a lot to consider.
Minimize adguard notification to hide adguard icon from status bar
Use this app to hide vpn icon or if you're rooted you can "Local HTTP Proxy" to use adguard without vpn
I had the exact same issue, problem is, if you have IPV6 capabilities, you cannot explicitly define IPV6 DNS on android and hence only router assigned DNS is issued, what you can try is change the router's DNS settings for LAN under IPV6 if that does not work or the option is not present, you can use any app that lets you use a DNS as a VPN profile on your android, something like this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frostnerd.dnschanger&hl=en_IN
Don't listen to the other guy. I've been using the full AdGuard for 4 years now and on multiple Android devices, haven't experienced any slowdowns. I use Outlook as well and it works fine with AdGuard. No battery drain. Running OnePlus 6 / Android 9, but also used on a Note 8, Nextbit Robin and Nexus 6P.
Also, why are you browsing Reddit using a browser? I'd highly recommend getting a dedicated client like Sync, it's soo much better than using a Web browser.
Yes, it will work with all VPNs including NordVPN.
You can actually just change NordVPN's SOCKS5 setting instead. See link here.
NordVPN is one of the more advanced ones out there with a lot of configuration options. PureVPN doesn't have that SOCKS5 option.
But you need a usb, a windows computer and ADB drivers installed on it to enter the commands onto your phone. See link here.
Get to that point and I can guide you through the rest.
I would use the SOCKS5 option I linked to for NordVPN instead.
I use NordVPN. No, if I use their original app Netflix is not complaining and lets me watch normally. It doesn't detect anything. Only when I set up NordVPN via AG it gets detected and blocks me from watching.
I'm using following configuration in AGs Proxy settings:
Host: (but also tested with different ones)
ExpressVPN is not on the list of supported VPNs so you are out of luck there. Belive me, I have a subscription for ExpressVPN and I have tried everything. No root sadly means no ExpressVPN+AdGuard. NordVPN and PIA are supported, so you can use them with AdGuard setting up an outbound proxy.
If you are already using a VPN for other purposes, then in order for AdGuard filtering to work, you can change it to the HTTP proxy server mode. The filtering mode can be changed in the Advanced Settings. From AdGuard FAQ. If your device is not rooted, the only solution is manual mode, because automatic is not available:
In the manual mode, filtering will only work in Wi-Fi networks. You will have to manually configure the use of a proxy server for each Wi-Fi network.
Seems a bit of a hassle and potentially doesn't work with the mobile network. Alternatively you can use NordVPN with CyberSec enabled like I do.
... Yes to can...
OP: Download Auto Notification from the app store, search by title and block the notification.
> ios seems to be more privacy-friendly compared to Android
While this is true for out-of-the-box, if you put a bit of effort into it Android can be even more privacy-friendly than iOS as it puts more control into your hands.
For starters, AdGuard solves most of the privacy issues, particularly when it comes to tracking and leaking data. However, you can take it a step further and install App Ops, this allows you to a lot more granular permission control compared to Android's default permission settings. You can use its "Template" feature to automatically restrict certain permissions for newly installed apps, so you don't have to worry about some rogue app accessing your microphone for eg.
And if you want to take it even further, you can root an Android device or load a privacy-focused custom firmware (like LineageOS), which will give you even more control and privacy features.
These are just a couple of examples, there's a lot of stuff you can do on Android if you value your privacy and love having full control over your device. Hit me up if/when you decide to switch over, and I can help you get started (or join us over at r/AndroidQuestions and r/Android).
Thanks for the clarification.
I have tested things a bit and won't be going with AdGuard at the moment. 1Blocker scored slightly better than AdGuard in ad-blocking tests, and strangely enough, pairing AdGuard VPN with AdGuard worsened the overall score.
I'll pair 1Blocker with Proton VPN or NordVPN on macOS and iOS for system-wide blocking, while I'll use VPN and browser plugins on Windows.
You can have your router configured to update a dynamic DNS entry periodically, then configure AdGuard DNS to self update through that URL. Ok the router, you could configure it to use your AdGuard DNS IP addresses for upstream resolution, and those would take place through the WAN IP (i.e. not through NordVPN), so AdGuard would see your queries coming from the ISP IP
Mullvad is a game changer. I've used Express, Proton, Adguard, hosted OpenVPN, etc and Mullvad blows the doors off of all of them. I can stay connected to Switzerland and notice zero impact to traffic.
Heres what I use:
Parallel requests enabled
18.104.22.168 2 #Mullvad DNS
22.214.171.124 #Control D Uncensored
My average response times is 15ms, not different from using several Upstreamservers including Cloudflare with DOH.
Regarding the privacy policies of the DNS servers I use, you can read at the bottom of this page about that.
Im curious too, atm I use DoH with Mullvad, NextDNS and Cloudflare, in this particular order. Mullvad has a no log policy, the other 2 ones store data but I use them as backup when Mullvad is too slow or fails. My average response time is 15ms
Express is fast. Certainly fast enough you'll get more than 1mb. Personally, Mullvad is the fastest I've tried. I connect to Switzerland and I can still max out my 300mbs connection with it on. I wouldn't try to play an online game connected there but for everything else it's like greased lightning.
It could be that with Adguard you're using their new protocol and everything else you're using OpenVPN and your carrier is traffic shaping your connection. I use WireGuard wherever possible. So much faster.
It's not just you. I'm in the UK, and AdGuard DNS (I use the paid service) has a node in the UK (London). Using my ISP line, my DNS is routed to their German (Frankfurt) servers. Using Mullvad VPN (London), the queries are also routed to Germany. Using my own VPS server in London (Oracle) my queries are routed to the AdGuard DNS server in Amsterdam. Basically, no matter what I do I'm never routed to the UK DNS server. Latency and load times suffer accordingly. Weird, especially given that's from three different ISPs, not just one.
I love adguard and their products usually are top-tier, but their VPN is still hot garbage.
Guys, please give up this roll-your-own solution and move to industry standard OpenVPN or even better Wireguard. If you want at least make it an option over the roll-your-own. I get why you're doing it... for better integration across products, but some of us just want a VPN that works and has decent or better speeds.
Take a look at the mullvad client as a shining example. AirVPN is decent too.
All of the complaints from the past (including mine) have still yet to be resolved. Support is non-existent for the VPN product as well.
I'd like to add that for non-Samsung Android phones you can use System UI Tuner: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zacharee1.systemuituner
You just need to give it extra permissions via ADB.
From what I gathered on the internet the tutorial from Adguard is outdated but I'm still searching for the updated version. It has something to do with the server part of NordVPN.
Posted the issue here some time ago but didn't receive a response. I'll keep you updated if I find it.
Running Adguard VPN with Adguard Adblocker works perfect.
Adguard VPN is just very limited, it offers the basics and it does a good job at that. I tried it for a year but switched because I found it too limited, like I wasn't able to get it running on a Pi and use it for my entire network.
I think that for the average joe Adguard does an okay job. I think there's a lot of room for improvement and it's clear that's not high on their list, but they get the job done.
In the meantime I am now struggling to get Adguard Adblock proxy mode running with NordVPN....
I use Torguard as I already had a license, but there are tonnes of VPN recommendations online.
But honestly, do not buy Adguard VPN, it's the worst VPN I've ever used. And I say that as someone who loves Adguard's ad blocker product.
No. I have both. You can't use Adguard with Mullvad. That said, Mullvad is bonkers good as is Adguard. I use Adguard on mobile persistently. When I need a VPN I flip on Adguard vpn if just browsing and Mullvad if I really want speed and privacy but am willing to sacrifice that I might be getting ads, cookies, etc.
Wow... color updates.
In the mean time:
Honestly, this far along and the service still blows. At least it's better than 'free' VPNs but not by much.
Mullvad and others that use wireguard vs Adguards 'roll our own' is much better.
That sucks. I have two Sony Xperia XZ Premium phones, running Android 9. I used to have a way of overcoming this issue by installing the certificate through [certifacte manager root](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.jolivier.cert.Importer&hl=en_US&gl=US]. It worked perfectly for both phones on an old version of AdGuard (3.4.23).
Now that I have updated AdGaurd, I'm having this issue. I think if I re-install the Android 9 on one of my phones, it would solve the issue, but that is trouble in its own.
Why don't you replace the fan with noctua one?
I'm using this and it is quite silence, and dust proof.
For some reason I tried everything in order to use Adguard ans NordVPN and i still can't get it to work.
What I do:
Go to Adguard on Android - proxy section:
Proxy type: SOCKS5
Proxy host name : (tried a bunch of them, not obfuscated and obfuscated ones. I also tried standard VPN IKEv2)
Proxy port : 1080
NordVPN Name and password entered
I tested the connection with both UDP options (activated and not).
Nothing works I can't connect to the internet.
Am I missing something?
You are mixing it up.
AdGuard is one product, AdGuard VPN is another product.
AdGuard utilize local proxy/VPN to be more effectively filtering contents, that VPN/Proxy is LOCAL so it doesn't have additional benefits of (let's say) NordVPN that would hide information.
If you are using AdGuard, imagine it's you wearing a clear see through mask. Your ISP still see & hear you clearly, and the mask is an benefit for your own protection (let's say, it have some filters on that can "beautify you" a bit).
If you are using AdGuard VPN, then it's something else. That's a VPN service similar to Nord or Pure or whatever VPN you would have. It work and help you "mask" your activities. So it's like a fake mask, your ISP knows you said something, but they don't have that much clue on the exact words you have (visits) and only know "You visited somewhere".
Hopefully this makes sense!
Thank you for taking the time to reply, but I normally avoid third parties such as that one mainly, because it means sharing my personal data even more.
I do use DuckDuckGo iOS browser, AdGuard pro IOS with 500k exclusions list and over that I have a Linksys WRT3200ACM router flashed for ExpressVPN that is always on in a Canadian city where I am not.
I think it’s hard to beat that!
The Pro version doesn't have subscriptions, subscription is used to activate the Premium version instead. In the past Pro & Premium have different functionality, but now they're identical
CyberGhost and Norton aren't really great VPNs to begin with, if you trust AdGuard, then AdGuard VPN is the natural choice.
AdGuard for Mac is not for "changing Location"; https://adguard.com/en/adguard-mac/overview.html Its the Adblock service installed at system level, instead of just in Safari.
I know what a VPN is, I never use the one from AdGuard. I have no need to hide/change my IP.
It's very unlikely that anything else is the source; as again there has been no other changes, other than uninstalling AdGuard.
And I had AdGuard For Mac (Not Safari) which does cost; And as you can see here, the VPN service is a separate cost https://adguard.com/en/license.html for $2.99
And the issue with the streaming services happens exactly after I uninstalled AdGuard (For Mac) on my Mac Mini (it was first removed from the MBP, which is where the issue started)
First of all, you'll probably need/want to use the lite version on Mac/PC or mobile devices. The full list is too large and might significantly affect performance.
Use OISD Lite: https://abp.oisd.nl/basic/
Once you had the link, check out this guide and import the DNS filter
If you have more than one devices, you might want to use something like NextDNS or AdGuard DNS (New one) or self-host your AdGuard Home/Pi-Hole instances. In that way, you'll have consistent DNS experience (but requires tinkering if it's self-host).
>If you use AdGuard for iOS without Premium subscription, you won't be able to enable Advanced protection.
>Advanced Protection is only available to Premium users of AdGuard for iOS.
It is stated in 2 different pages that it's not available for free users. Wish they enable it for free users too with a limited feature set. I would enable it anyway for future updates.
On android, the default private DNS provider is cloudflare(126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52). Don’t use Google(184.108.40.206) if you’re trying to be private or block anything. Here is a list.
You can try browsing by Brave Browser.....
No ads and trackers! You are also able to watch YouTube without ads.
You can download here https://brave.com/yoj493 (my personal referral) and give it a try. I think you will like.
Unfortunately have to agree with you based on my short time trying it out.. Highly recommend NordVPN for those looking for a good alternative.
That being said, I definitely have high hopes for it in the future, and since I have already paid for 5 years, will definitely reevaluate over time.
I have a lifetime license (AdGuard not their vpn) on both pc and IOS. I couldn’t live without it on IOS.
For vpn I use ExpressVPN on hardware router. So far so good. I’d be very Interested to see their DNS filtering integrates with my router VPN. So anything connected to the router wouldn’t have ads (think of Samsung tv and other IOTs…)
If you use a VPN, everything goes through the VPN tunnel, including DNS requests. The VPN typically doesnt allow to change the DNS server. Even if you could, your AdGuard Home installation is not reachable from outside your local network.
Some providers like AdGuard VPN, NordVPN etc offer DNS adblocking themselves, but you cant manually change stuff.
Never. You'd have to sideload the app.
For example for YouTube the well known sideload YouTube tweak is called uYou.
You have to sideload the app with the help of AltStore https://altstore.io/
To get the IPA from the GitHub : https://github.com/qnblackcat/uYouPlus/releases
There will never be an other solution unfortunately ^^'