We at AdGuard put a lot of our effort into protecting people's privacy, and many AdGuard users value our products exactly for this reason. One of the biggest challenges has always been not just providing good protection, but doing it for everyone, no matter where the person is and what device do they use.
The maintainer of DNSCrypt stopped supporting it, closed the repository on GitHub and put the domain on sale. The repository has already been cloned and is now maintained by Dyne. Unfortunately, they do not plan to add any new features, so DNSCrypt is abandoned in favor of the "DNS over TLS" standard.
Good news from Adguard DNS!
Instead of a regular client-server interaction protocol, Adguard DNS now allows you to use a specific encrypted protocol - DNSCrypt. Now all requests between your computer and Adguard DNS servers can be encrypted with secure elliptic curve cryptography to protect them from possible interception and subsequent eavesdropping and alteration by any intruder, even if it is your ISP. It needs a little configuration though.
All our users know how to block ads. Be it Windows, Android, Mac or iOS - you simply install Adguard app, and the ads are gone. But now there is a different, yet very simple way to filter ads - Adguard DNS.