AdGuard VPN in VPN Mode + AdGuard AdBlock as HTTP Proxy VS AdGuard AdBlock in VPN Mode + AdGuard VPN as SOCKS5 Proxy

EnthusiastX

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There are 2 ways of running AdGuard AdBlock and AdGuard VPN on rooted Android phones:
1. AdGuard VPN in VPN Mode + AdGuard AdBlock as HTTP Proxy (Auto Mode)
2. AdGuard AdBlock in VPN Mode + AdGuard VPN as SOCKS5 Proxy

Which method offers better security? AdGuard AdBlock in VPN Mode offers firewall protection that it cannot offer as HTTP Proxy (in Auto Mode). AdGuard AdBlock in HTTP Proxy (Auto-Mode) also can't offer UDP firewall protection.

Can AdGuard VPN in VPN Mode offer the same firewall (for both TCP and UDP) as AdGuard AdBlock in VPN Mode? By firewall, I mean actual firewall, not ad blocking.
 

Chinaski

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Hello there!

The best option will be AdGuard VPN + AdGuard VPN as SOCKS5 Proxy.
This is the combination that we will use as the basis for adding integration between our apps.

As for the firewall, we plan to add this feature to the AdGuard VPN functionality in the future.
 

EnthusiastX

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SOCKS5 does not encrypt data... It basically spoofs your location, but does not secure your packets. I understand that it is the only option for non-rooted phones.

For rooted phones, you can use AdGuard VPN in VPN Mode and AdGuard ad blocker as Local HTTP Proxy. Unlike SOCKS5, that method should encrypt actual data, BUT my other thread made today indicates that I am not sure how AdGuard VPN encryption works or weather it actually encrypts data. It is kind of a mystery as to what AdGuard VPN Protocol is and/or what it does with data.

Other VPN providers tell about their data encryption (like AES), channel encryption (like RSA), cloaking technology (like cipher block chaining, obfsproxy, etc.), but AdGuard VPN doesn't...
 
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