How to setup an outbound proxy

This article explains how to set up some of the most popular proxys to work with AdGuard.

How to use AdGuard with Tor

  1. Open AdGuard and go to Settings —— Proxy settings. Download "Orbot: Proxy with Tor" by tapping on Configure Tor® integration button or directly from Google Play.

  2. Open Orbot and press the Start button on the application's main screen.

  3. Go back to the Proxy Settings screen of AdGuard.

  4. Tap on the Configure Tor® integration button.

  5. All the required fields will be pre-filled:
Field Value
Proxy type SOCKS4 or SOCKS5
Proxy host 127.0.0.1
Proxy port 9050

Or you can tap on Add proxy and enter these values manually, then set the Orbot proxy as a default one.

  1. Enable AdGuard protection.

Please note, AdGuard will now forward all traffic through Orbot proxy, if you disable Orbot proxy, then Internet connection will be unavailable until you disable outbound proxy settings in AdGuard

How to use AdGuard with PIA (Private Internet Access)

here we presume that you are already a PIA VPN client and have it installed on your device

  1. Open AdGuard and go to Settings —— Proxy settings.

  2. Tap on the Add proxy button and enter the following data:
Field Value
Proxy type SOCKS5
Proxy host proxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com
Proxy port 1080
  1. You also need to fill out the Username/Password fields. To do so, log in to the Client Control Panel on the PIA website. Click the Generate Password button under the Generate PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Password section. A Username starting with "x" and a random Password will be shown. Use them to fill out the Username and Password fields in AdGuard.

  2. Set this proxy as a default one by toggling the switch, then click Save.

  3. Enable AdGuard protection.

How to use AdGuard with TorGuard

here we presume that you are already a TorGuard client and have it installed on your device

  1. Open AdGuard and go to Settings —— Proxy settings.

  2. Tap on the Add proxy button and enter the following data:
Field Value
Proxy type SOCKS5
Proxy host proxy.torguard.org or proxy.torguard.io
Proxy port 1080 or 1085 or 1090
  1. For Username and Password fields, enter your proxy username and proxy password you have chosen at TorGuard signup.

  2. Set this proxy as a default one by toggling the switch, then click Save.

  3. Enable AdGuard protection.

Limitations

There are several factors that can prevent certain traffic from being routed through the outgoing proxy.

  1. AdGuard will only re-route traffic that goes through it. Basically, it means apps that have Ad blocking flag enabled in the Apps Management tab.

  2. AdGuard does not route UDP through proxy. We plan to add UDP over SOCKS5 support later, but so far only TCP traffic is routed through outgoing proxy.