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    AdGuard Alternatives

    AdGuard is described as '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!' and is a very popular Ad Blocker in the security & privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AdGuard for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Mac, Windows and Google Chrome. The best alternative is uBlock Origin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AdGuard are Adblock Plus, Blokada, Pi-hole and uMatrix.

    AdGuard is mainly a Ad Blocker but alternatives to it may also be Firewalls or DNS Resolvers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AdGuard.
    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    • Vivaldi Browser
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    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make...
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    1. When navigating to a website known by it's name, say example.com, your device ask specific servers - DNS servers - how to address the website. DNS is an old protocol which, except for smaller changes, hasn't been touched since its creation in 1987.
    2. DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with.


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      Ad Muncher is a powerful advert and popup blocking system for all browsers and advert-displaying programs like Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, Opera, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, TVAnts.
    3. Content blocker for Safari and iOS 9.
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      Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.


    4. For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy.

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      Last version, 4.5, released on June 2003, is still downloadable from the official website

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Microsoft Edge
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      Cross-browser ad-blocking solution.
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      1Blocker is the fastest and most powerful Safari content blocker that improves your browsing experience by blocking ads, trackers, and other unwanted content, such as popups, cookie notices, comments, and more.
    5. Better makes the web safer, lighter, and faster by blocking tracking and other malicious web content, enforcing the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto.
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      The most efficient user script for blocking popups of all types. Designed to fight the sneakiest popups including the ones on adult and streaming websites.
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