Adguard’s VPN-based ad blocker gets Windows 10 Mobile support

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

According to reports, Microsoft will not support Edge extensions on devices running Windows 10 Mobile. It seems the company made this decision this due to the performance issues that occur while using extensions on its browser.

If you have been using an ad-blocker extension on the Microsoft Edge browser, then you are about to say good bye to it. However, we have an alternative for you: Adguard might release a VPN-based ad blocker to Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Adguard is already a great ad-blocker tool for Android devices since it uses local VPN to route web requests through it. Once the application detects an ad, it will automatically block it.

If you want to make an opinion about how this application works, take a look below:

As you can see, the application is not only an ad-blocker but also offers privacy protection, parental control, and also blocks phishing and malicious websites.

Paolo, an administrator from Adguard forums, said that after doing some research he found that Adguard can do the same thing that it does on Android devices. In other words, the developers will be able to create a virtual local VPN server, which will filter the traffic system wide.

However, Paolo added that Adguard will require special provisioning with the Microsoft developer account. In other words, it is not yet sure if the company will be able to bring its Adguard to Windows 10 Mobile devices, but at least we know that they are trying to achieve this. Let’s just hope that Microsoft will not remove the extensions on its Edge browser anytime soon.

Are you using Adguard on your Android devices? Tell us your thoughts about this application!

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