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Alternate DNS Alternatives

Alternate DNS is described as 'Free to use public DNS servers which filter unwanted advertisements and malware' and is a Ad Blocker in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Alternate DNS for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alternate DNS are 1.1.1.1, NextDNS, OpenDNS and Quad9.

Alternate DNS alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be DNS Resolvers or Parental Control Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alternate DNS.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Free to use public DNS servers which filter unwanted advertisements and malware.

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  1. 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.

    Adding a filter
  2. 1.1.1.1 icon

    1.1.1.1

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    1.1.1.1 from CloudFlare is the fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.

    Screenshot


  3. NextDNS icon

    NextDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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.

    Screenshot
  4. OpenDNS icon

    OpenDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS.

    About OpenDNS
  5. Quad9 icon

    Quad9

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.

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  6. OpenNIC icon

    OpenNIC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    OpenNIC is a user-owned and controlled alternate network information center/alternative DNS root which lists itself as an alternative to ICANN and its registries.

    OpenNIC Homepage
  7. NameCoin icon

    NameCoin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Namecoin is a distributed domain name system based on the Bitcoin technology. Namecoin extends Bitcoin to add transactions for registering, updating and transferring domain names.

    Screenshot
  8. Wipr icon

    Wipr

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Safari

    Content blocker for Safari and iOS 9.

    Screenshot
  9. Norton Family icon

    Norton Family

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Internet Explorer
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Norton Online Family protects your kids from online predators by allowing you to understand what your kids are really doing online and spot potential dangers before they become problems

    Screenshot
  10. CleanBrowsing icon

    CleanBrowsing

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV

    CleanBrowsing is a family and kid-safe way to browse the web without surprises. It Automatically blocks adult content, while still allowing Google, Youtube, Bing and the core of the web to load safely. Easy setup in 5 minutes with nothing to install.

    Screenshot
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