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AdBlock Alternatives

AdBlock is described as 'We built AdBlock to provide a worry-free and distraction-free Internet experience for everyone. It is used by tens of millions of users worldwide on all major browsers in more than 30 languages' and is a very popular Ad Blocker in the web browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AdBlock for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Google Chrome. The best alternative is uBlock Origin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AdBlock are Adblock Plus, AdGuard, Pi-hole and Blokada.

AdBlock alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be DNS Resolvers or Privacy Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdBlock.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox

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  1. uBlock Origin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox

    An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

    uBlock Origin vs AdBlock opinions
    Almost everyone thinks uBlock Origin is a great alternative to AdBlock.
    filippocapizzi

    Lighter than competitors, fast configuration

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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    5

    Truly trustworthy. No hidden settings.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  2. Adblock Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware.

    Adblock Plus vs AdBlock opinions
    Most users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to AdBlock.

    please block the ADD from my desktop

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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  3. AdGuard

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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!.

  4. Pi-hole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi

    Block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software. The Pi-hole blocks ads at the DNS-level, so all your devices are protected.

  5. Blokada

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

    Blokada vs AdBlock opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments

    It is open source software and does not track you.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  6. Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

    Discontinued

    The repository has been archived and the development has been stopped. https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatrix-issues/issues/291

  7. AdAway

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file contains a list of mappings between hostnames and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing.

  8. NextDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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.

  9. ClearURLs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet.

  10. Disconnect was founded in 2011 by former Google engineers and a consumer- and privacy-rights attorney. We develop award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security software in San Francisco, California.

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