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AdAway Alternatives for Windows

AdAway is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is AdGuard, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AdAway and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to AdAway are NextDNS, Unified hosts file with base extensions, Privoxy and Energized Protection.

AdAway alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Firewalls or Privacy Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdAway.
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  • Android
  • Android Tablet
  • F-Droid

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  1. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    101 alternatives to AdGuard 

    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.

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    1.  Block TrackersAdGuard has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    2.  Dark ModeAdGuard supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
    Very simple design and good UX.
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    Most users think AdGuard is a great alternative to AdAway.
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    NextDNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Ubiquiti UniFi
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • OpenWrt
    • Opera
    • Alpine Linux
    • pfSense
    • Firefox
    • DD-WRT
    124 alternatives to NextDNS 

    NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks.

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    1.  No LogsNextDNS doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    2.  Privacy focusedNextDNS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Block TrackersNextDNS has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  Malware AnalysisNextDNS can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
    5.  Distraction-freeNextDNS has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Ad-freeNextDNS doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Unified hosts file with base extensions

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    79 alternatives to Unified hosts file with base extensions 

     Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

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    1.  Built-in VPNUnified hosts file with base extensions has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    2.  Privacy focusedUnified hosts file with base extensions is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Root requiredRequires root to use Unified hosts file with base extensions, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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      Privoxy

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      49 alternatives to Privoxy 

      Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

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      Energized Protection

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      • Apple TV
      6 alternatives to Energized Protection 

      This Energized System is designed to be available for all OSs, systems. gets a list of domains that serve ads, tracking scripts and malware from multiple reputable sources and creates a hosts file that prevents your system from connecting to them.

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      1.  Privacy focusedEnergized Protection is considered a privacy friendly alternative.


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      Technitium DNS Server

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      18 alternatives to Technitium DNS Server 

      Technitium DNS Server is an open source tool that can be used as a personal local DNS server for privacy & security. It includes Ad blocking feature combined with DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS support.

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      1.  PortableTechnitium DNS Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Ad Muncher icon

      Ad Muncher

      56 alternatives to Ad Muncher 

      Ad Muncher is a powerful advert and popup blocking system for all browsers and advert-displaying programs like Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, Opera, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, TVAnts.

       Ad Muncher has no features, suggest some!
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      AdBlocker Ultimate

      • Windows
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      96 alternatives to AdBlocker Ultimate 

      Cross-browser ad-blocking solution.

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      1.  Ad-freeAdBlocker Ultimate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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        Popup blocker script

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        • Tampermonkey
        45 alternatives to Popup blocker script 

        The most efficient user script for blocking popups of all types. Designed to fight the sneakiest popups including the ones on adult and streaming websites.

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        AdFender

        56 alternatives to AdFender 

        Take control of your browsing experience with AdFender... Block banner ads, video ads, pop-ups, trackers and more.

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