AdBlock Alternatives for Linux

    AdBlock is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is uMatrix, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AdBlock and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AdBlock are Pi-hole (Free, Open Source), Disconnect (Paid, Open Source), NextDNS (Freemium) and Hosts by Steven Black (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2021

    1. Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc. uMatrix: A point-and-click matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools.

      Discontinued

      The repository has been archived and the development has been stopped.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

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    2. 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.
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    3. 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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      • 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
      Block ads, trackers and malicious websites on all your devices. Get in-depth analytics about your Internet traffic. Protect your privacy and bypass censorship. Shield your kids from adult content.
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    4. Extending and consolidating hosts files from several well-curated sources like adaway.org, mvps.org, malwaredomainlist.com, someonewhocares.org, and potentially others. You can optionally invoke extensions to block additional sites by category.
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    5. Lightweight Ad-Blocker and Privacy Protector for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      hBlock is a POSIX-compliant shell script, designed for Unix-like systems, that gets a list of domains that serve ads, tracking scripts and malware from multiple sources and creates a hosts file (alternative formats are also supported) that prevents your system from connecting to...
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    6. 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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    7. ZenMate Web Firewall is a security solution that blocks malware, trackers and security threats, plus free Ad Blocker against Malvertising!.

      Discontinued

      this software no longer exists

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    8. Change the way you experience the web and stand up for what you believe in: Block ads and online trackers for much cleaner and private browsing. Let just a few ads appear on every site - and the ads will also sponsor the charity you choose to support.
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