Step-by-Step Guide to Installing AdGuard on Ubuntu 22.04

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing AdGuard on Ubuntu 22.04

Step 1: Download AdGuard

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the official AdGuard website: AdGuard Download Page.
  2. Click on the „Download“ button for Ubuntu.

Step 2: Install AdGuard

  1. Once the download is complete, open a terminal window.
  2. Navigate to the directory where the downloaded AdGuard file is located. For example, if it’s in the Downloads folder, you can use:
cd /root
  • Make the downloaded file executable:
chmod +x AdGuard
  • Run the AdGuard installer:
sudo ./AdGuard

Step 3: Follow the Installation Wizard

  1. The installer will launch an installation wizard. Follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
  2. You may be asked to provide your administrator password to proceed with the installation.

Step 4: Launch AdGuard

  1. Once the installation is complete, you can launch AdGuard from the applications menu or by searching for „AdGuard“ in the Ubuntu Dash.
  2. Upon launching AdGuard, you may need to configure it according to your preferences. This typically involves setting up DNS filtering and any additional features you want to use.

Step 5: Configure AdGuard

  1. Open the AdGuard application.
  2. Navigate to the settings or preferences section, where you can configure various options such as DNS filtering, ad blocking rules, and other privacy features.
  3. Enable the filters for ads, trackers, malware, etc., to enhance your privacy and security while browsing the web.

Step 6: Verify AdGuard Operation

  1. Once configured, verify that AdGuard is working correctly by visiting a website known to have advertisements or tracking elements.
  2. If AdGuard is functioning properly, you should notice a significant reduction in ads and trackers on the website.

Step 7: Integrate AdGuard with WireGuard VPN (Optional)

If you’ve already set up WireGuard VPN as per the previous guide, you can integrate AdGuard by setting its DNS as the DNS server in your WireGuard server configuration file (wg0.conf), as explained in the previous guide.

That’s it! You’ve successfully installed and configured AdGuard on your Ubuntu 22.04 system.