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Open Source AdGuard Alternatives

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

AdGuard alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Firewalls or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdGuard.
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  • Mac
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  1. uBlock Origin icon

    uBlock Origin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • Node.JS

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightuBlock Origin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableuBlock Origin is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focuseduBlock Origin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersuBlock Origin has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeuBlock Origin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Almost everyone thinks uBlock Origin is a great alternative to AdGuard.

    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingAdblock Plus will not track or use your personal data.
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    Adding a filter
    Adblock Plus vs AdGuard opinions
    Most users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to AdGuard.


  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightBlokada consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    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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    It does the same efficient job but it's free.

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    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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPi-hole is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.
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    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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  6. NextDNS icon

    NextDNS

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • 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

    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.

    ⚫︎ No LogsNextDNS doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNextDNS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedNextDNS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersNextDNS has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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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.

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

    AdBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox

    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.

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    Most users think AdBlock is a great alternative to AdGuard.
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    Portmaster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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