AdGuard Home

Powerful network-wide tool against ads & tracking

It is probably not news to you that ad trackers follow you on wherever you go, not only on your computer, but also on your smartphone, and things like smart fridges, and even smart light bulbs⁉️

AdGuard Home is a free, open-source, self-hosted solution that protects ALL your devices from ads, trackers, malicious websites, and more!

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32 Reviews4.8/5
Andrey Meshkov
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CTO & Co-Founder at adguard.com
Hello, hunters! I am happy and proud to present you our most recent product — AdGuard Home! It is a very unique product for us, and I would even say it has a lot of history behind it. Let me explain why. 🤝 Introduction AdGuard Home is not your regular app; it is a DNS server that blocks ads and trackers for the entire network. You can, for example, set up your home Wi-Fi to use it and everything in your house — desktop PCs, smartphones, and even IoT-devices — will be protected. Throughout the last four years, our apps for Android and iOS were continuously hit by Google and Apple, who forced stricter and stricter limitations on ad blockers. We always wanted to develop a product that wouldn't depend on the will of some third-parties and instead would be 100% controlled by the user. AdGuard Home is specifically designed to fulfill this purpose. 📖 What's also important, it is free and open source — we welcome your feedback or other contribution. Whatever you have for us, visit us on GitHub: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/A... 🌍 Today AdGuard Home in its current form is a perfectly usable product, but it is still a little rough around the edges. The biggest issue is that it is not so easy to install and configure for an unprepared user without specific knowledge. That's why we hesitated to call this version 1.0. In the end, we labeled this iteration "v0.9", to emphasize that there is still more to come, and one of the highest priorities is to make the installation process more casual user-friendly. 🚀 In the future We have big plans regarding the future of AdGuard Home. Here is a short list of what we are going to do next: — One-click setup of a VPN integrated with AdGuard Home — Improve the UI, make it better both functionally and aesthetically (send us your suggestions!) — Enhance the encryption options — DNSCrypt and DoH support, a possibility to run in the encrypted DNS server mode — Make it easier to use AdGuard Home with mobile devices — Add optional integration of AG Home with other AdGuard products In a perfect scenario, AdGuard Home will eventually become the central privacy protection hub for all your devices, simple to use and easy to configure. 🙋 We will be hanging around here all day if anyone has any questions!
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@ay_meshkov thank you, I've been using adgaurd for 3 yrs and I can't see myself using internet without it. I'm happy to see new product from you, I really want to buy one as soon as it becomes available.
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Andrey Meshkov
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CTO & Co-Founder at adguard.com
@abufhad thank you!
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@ay_meshkov Any plans for LXC or Docker container versions?
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Andrey Meshkov
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CTO & Co-Founder at adguard.com
@garrymartin it seems we have to do it indeed. A lot of people are requesting it so expect it in one of the next minor updates.
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@ay_meshkov Once the VPN feature goes live would it be possible to do selective routing? For example only have certain devices on the network use the VPN instead of all the devices?
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Dmitrii SolomakinGH, Innovator

Their support really works fast, never had an issue they could not solve in a couple of hours.

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The product has been developed by a notable company. Guys have been successfully fighting ads and trackers for quite a while.

Cons:

Did not find any.

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I've been using the Internet since the early '90s, so I remember the days when you had to hack through jungles of banner ads just to get what you wanted. Some time later, I discovered my first ad blocker, and I loved the concept; however, over the years, I just couldn't seem to find one that worked perfectly. They would either consume too many resources and make my browser lag, or they wouldn't catch all the possible ads I might encounter. But now, I've found a solution that I'm 100% satisfied with: AdGuard. With its adaptive filters, I can navigate to any domain and feel secure that ads are being filtered, and with its light resource footprint, I can continue my work without excessive lag times. Thanks AdGuard!
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@brian_tarr You should work in marketing 😄
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Chris WilsonUX Strategist
Hi @ay_meshkov, congrats on the launch – very exciting stuff! I see that AGH can be run on Windows/Mac/Linux/RPi but do you have any specific hardware requirements or recommendations? I have an old RPi Model B (512MB RAM) sitting around but I'm wondering about performance, network speed, etc. Thanks!
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Andrey Meshkov
Maker
CTO & Co-Founder at adguard.com
Hi @chrilson, thank you! Your RPi is just okay for AG Home. We have a bit newer RPi with AdGuard Home on board protecting our office network and it works perfectly. What for the network speed, AG does not affect it. Maybe even speeds it up a little if you use fast upstream (encrypted Cloudflare DNS is used by default, and it's quite fast).
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Chris WilsonUX Strategist
@ay_meshkov Thanks, I'll give it a shot with my current Pi and see how it goes 😄
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Andrey Meshkov
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CTO & Co-Founder at adguard.com
@chrilson Awesome! Please let me know how it goes and what you think, users feedback defines what we do next.
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Алихан АлиевProduct designer

Like AdGuard applications without UI in OS

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It's block ads)

Cons:

I want more control

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