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CleanBrowsing Alternatives

CleanBrowsing is described as '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' and is a DNS Resolver in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to CleanBrowsing for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is 1.1.1.1, which is free. Other great apps like CleanBrowsing are NextDNS, Quad9, OpenDNS and DNSCrypt Protocol.

CleanBrowsing alternatives are mainly DNS Resolvers but may also be Ad Blockers or Internet Filters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CleanBrowsing.
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CleanBrowsing is a family and kid-safe way to browse the web without surprises. It Automatically blocks adult content,...

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  1. 1.1.1.1 icon

    1.1.1.1

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    66 alternatives to 1.1.1.1 

    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.

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    1.  Privacy focused1.1.1.1 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Built-in VPN1.1.1.1 has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Block Trackers1.1.1.1 has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  Lightweight1.1.1.1 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    NextDNS

    • Mac
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    • 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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    Quad9

    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    42 alternatives to Quad9 

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

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    1.  Privacy focusedQuad9 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Malware AnalysisQuad9 can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
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    OpenDNS

    • Online
    59 alternatives to OpenDNS 

    OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. OpenDNS services enable consumers and network administrators to secure their networks from online threats, reduce...

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    DNSCrypt Protocol

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Docker
    24 alternatives to DNSCrypt Protocol 

    DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with.

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    OpenNIC

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    • Online
    38 alternatives to OpenNIC 

    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.

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    OpenNIC Homepage
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    Google Public DNS

    34 alternatives to Google Public DNS 

    Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

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    Google DNS (8.8.8.8) set on Mac OS X
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    MullvadDNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    41 alternatives to MullvadDNS 

    Our public DNS service offers DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT), with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. It has been audited by the security experts at Assured. You can use this privacy-enhancing service even if you don’t use Mullvad.

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    1.  No TrackingMullvadDNS will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Privacy focusedMullvadDNS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Firefox Private Network

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    • Firefox
    54 alternatives to Firefox Private Network 

    Firefox Private Network is a secure proxy service for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is operated by Mozilla and powered by Cloudflare.

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    1.  Anonymous ProxyFirefox Private Network protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
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    • Stubby

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      40 alternatives to Stubby 

      Stubby is an application that acts as a local DNS Privacy stub resolver (using DNS-over-TLS). Stubby encrypts DNS queries sent from a client machine (desktop or laptop) to a DNS Privacy resolver increasing end user privacy.

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      1.  Privacy focusedStubby is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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