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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 Pi-hole, 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 NextDNS, Unified hosts file with base extensions, Privoxy and hBlock.

AdBlock alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Privacy Tools or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdBlock.
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  1. Pi-hole icon

    Pi-hole

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    34 alternatives to Pi-hole 

    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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    The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.
    Domains can be whitelisted and blacklisted using either the web interface or the command line.
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    NextDNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Online
    • BSD
    • OpenWrt
    • DD-WRT
    • Ubiquiti UniFi
    • pfSense
    • Alpine Linux
    123 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.
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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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      hBlock

      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Homebrew
      30 alternatives to hBlock 

      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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      1.  Ad-freehBlock doesn't contain any form of external advertising.


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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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      • Stands icon

        Stands

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Google Chrome
        61 alternatives to Stands 

        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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      • ZenMate Web Firewall icon

        ZenMate Web Firewall

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Google Chrome
        88 alternatives to ZenMate Web Firewall 

        Our Web Firewall is a security solution that blocks malware, trackers & security threats, plus free Ad Blocker against Malvertising!

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        this software no longer exists

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      • Webmail Ad Blocker icon

        Webmail Ad Blocker

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Google Chrome
        • Firefox
        53 alternatives to Webmail Ad Blocker 

        Block ads on the right side of the screen when using Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Outlook.com which expand your message space

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        This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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      • Better Pop Up Blocker icon

        Better Pop Up Blocker

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Google Chrome
        62 alternatives to Better Pop Up Blocker 

        Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by javascript, & other annoyances like alert, prompt, and confirm boxes.

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