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Open Source AdBlock Alternatives

The best open source alternative to AdBlock is uBlock Origin. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AdBlock and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to 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.
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  1. uBlock Origin icon

    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.

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

    Lighter than competitors, fast configuration

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    5

    Truly trustworthy. No hidden settings.

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  2. Adblock Plus icon

    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.

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

    please block the ADD from my desktop

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  3. AdGuard icon

    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!.

    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
  4. Pi-hole icon

    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.

    The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.
  5. Blokada icon

    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.

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    Blokada vs AdBlock opinions
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    It is open source software and does not track you.

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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

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  7. AdAway icon

    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.

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  8. ClearURLs icon

    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.

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  9. 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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  10. SponsorBlock icon

    SponsorBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    SponsorBlock is an open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsor segments in YouTube videos.

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