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AdGuard Alternatives for Linux

AdGuard 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 100 alternatives to AdGuard and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AdGuard are NextDNS, ClearURLs, Portmaster and Disconnect.

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
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
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  • Vivaldi Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Yandex.Browser
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  1. Pi-hole icon

    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.
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Portmaster icon

    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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    Network Activity Overview
  5. Disconnect icon

    Disconnect

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersDisconnect has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingDisconnect will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDisconnect is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  6. Unified hosts file with base extensions icon

    Unified hosts file with base extensions

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

     Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

    ⚫︎ 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.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedUnified hosts file with base extensions is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Unified hosts file with base extensions, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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  7. Privoxy icon

    Privoxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  8. hBlock icon

    hBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Homebrew

    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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  9. TinyProxy icon

    TinyProxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.

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  10. Auto Hosts icon

    Auto Hosts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Hosts file are a useful redundancy when coupled with ad blockers like uBlock Origin and uMatrix - while debugging or 'Temporarily Allow All on this Site' with Noscript can open you up to underlying attacks or privacy intrusions.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersAuto Hosts has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Terminal output during install or update.
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