VPN and Adguard - Dummy Question

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for Mac)' started by Bruno, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Bruno

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    Hello.

    I have some issue to understand the compatibility between Adguard and a VPN that belongs to the compatibility list.

    When activated Adguard is dealing with the DNS requests. However when activated the VPN creates a secure tunnel where DNS requests should go through.
    If the DNS requests don't go through the VPN tunnel then we will have a DNS leak with an impact on privacy and anonymity.

    So what does the compatibility means exactly? And how requests are managed between Adguard and the VPN? How really secure is the connection?

    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  2. Bruno

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  3. Boo Berry

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    @TheHasagi is probably the guy to ask in this case. :)
     
  4. Bruno

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    Thanks, waiting for his feedback then. Cheers!
     
  5. TheHasagi

    TheHasagi Quality Assurance / Support Commando Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    @Bruno

    Hello!

    All your traffic goes through AdGuard and no matter if VPN enabled/disabled. Did you found a DNS leak?

    For more information please, visit our knowledge base and read an article.
     
  6. Bruno

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    Thanks for your answer.

    However can you clarify it regarding my question about the VPN compatibility list?