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How to setup outbound proxy

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

How to use AdGuard with Tor

  1. Open AdGuard and go to SettingsNetworkProxy settings. Download "Orbot: Proxy with Tor" by tapping Integrate with Tor 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 the Integrate with Tor button.

  5. All the required fields will be pre-filled:

FieldValue
Proxy typeSOCKS4 or SOCKS5
Proxy host127.0.0.1
Proxy port9050

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

  1. Enable AdGuard protection.

Now AdGuard will forward all traffic through Orbot. If you disable Orbot, 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 SettingsNetworkProxy settings.

  2. Tap the Add proxy server button and enter the following data:

FieldValue
Proxy typeSOCKS5
Proxy hostproxy-nl.privateinternetaccess.com
Proxy port1080
  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 SettingsNetworkProxy settings.

  2. Tap the Add proxy server button and enter the following data:

FieldValue
Proxy typeSOCKS5
Proxy hostproxy.torguard.org or proxy.torguard.io
Proxy port1080 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.

How to use AdGuard with NordVPN

  1. Open AdGuard and go to SettingsNetworkProxy settings.

  2. Tap the Add proxy server button and enter the following data:

FieldValue
Proxy typeSOCKS5
Proxy hostany server save for "Obfuscated" from this list
Proxy port1080
  1. For Username and Password fields, enter your NordVPN Username and Password.

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

  3. Enable AdGuard protection.

How to use AdGuard with Shadowsocks

Here we presume that you have already configured a Shadowsocks server and a client on your device.

Note: You should remove Shadowsocks application from filtering before setting up the process (AdGuard - Apps management - Shadowsocks - Disable AdGuard protection) to avoid infinite loops and drops.

  1. Open AdGuard and go to SettingsNetworkProxy settings.

  2. Tap the Add proxy server and fill the fields:

FieldValue
Proxy typeSOCKS5
Proxy host127.0.0.1
Proxy port1080
  1. Tap Save and select

Limitations

There is a factor that can prevent certain traffic from being routed through the outgoing proxy. 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.