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Free AdGuard Alternatives

The best free alternative to AdGuard is uBlock Origin, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AdGuard and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to AdGuard are Adblock Plus, Blokada, Pi-hole and uMatrix.

AdGuard 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 AdGuard.
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  1. uBlock Origin icon

    uBlock Origin

    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    99 alternatives to uBlock Origin 

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

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    1.  LightweightuBlock Origin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Privacy focuseduBlock Origin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Block TrackersuBlock Origin has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  No TrackinguBlock Origin will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  Dark ModeuBlock Origin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    uBlock Origin vs AdGuard opinions
    Almost everyone thinks uBlock Origin is a great alternative to AdGuard.
    Guest

    uBlock origin is limited only in browsers. While AdGuard is a system wide blocker

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    jnjn

    it uses the same filter lists as AdGuard - just as effective

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    flamenco687

    Even though AdGuard works as a system wide blocker, most of its functionality comes when browsing in the web for what, uBlock Origin already works really good for free.

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  2. Adblock Plus icon

    Adblock Plus

    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    105 alternatives to Adblock Plus 

    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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    1.  No TrackingAdblock Plus will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Ad-freeAdblock Plus doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Block TrackersAdblock Plus has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    Adding a filter
    List of blockable items
    Adblock Plus vs AdGuard opinions
    Most users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to AdGuard.


  3. Blokada icon

    Blokada

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    78 alternatives to Blokada 

    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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    1.  LightweightBlokada consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  No TrackingBlokada will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Blokada without registration.
    4.  Block TrackersBlokada has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Blokada vs AdGuard opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Blokada is a great alternative to AdGuard.
    sedeti

    It makes the same job as adguard but it's free

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    Guest

    It does the same efficient job but it's free.

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    Guest

    Ultimate adblocker for android and customizeable

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    sapientidiot

    This is basically the android equivalent of Adguard. It works using android's VPN API (thought its not actually a VPN) so all traffic from your device is filtered, even non-browser data.

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    Unk42

    This is Open-source. Acts like Adguard.

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  4. 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.
  5. uMatrix icon

    uMatrix

    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    73 alternatives to uMatrix 

    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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    Most users think uMatrix is a great alternative to AdGuard.
    gintoki

    It is also an ad blocker. However not entirely of the same kind. Comparing ad-blocking purely on that vague scale though I would say uMatrix does better.

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    Portmaster

    • Windows
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Portmaster 

    Portmaster is a free and open-source application firewall that puts you back in charge over all your computer's network connections.

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    1.  Privacy focusedPortmaster is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Dark ModePortmaster supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Block TrackersPortmaster has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  No TrackingPortmaster will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  No LogsPortmaster doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
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    sterno900

    like the adguard application, it is also system-wide.

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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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  8. AdAway icon

    AdAway

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    84 alternatives to AdAway 

    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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    1.  Dark ModeAdAway supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    ClearURLs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    20 alternatives to ClearURLs 

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

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    1.  Privacy focusedClearURLs is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Block TrackersClearURLs has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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  10. AdBlock icon

    AdBlock

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    87 alternatives to AdBlock 

    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. Created by Michael Gundlach in 2009, AdBlock is now one of the most popular browser...

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    1.  Block TrackersAdBlock has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    AdBlock vs AdGuard opinions
    Most users think AdBlock is a great alternative to AdGuard.
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