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DNSFilter Alternatives

DNSFilter is described as 'cloud-delivered DNS based content filtering and threat protection service that protects an unlimited amount of networks without the need for any in-house hardware or appliances' and is a DNS Resolver in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DNSFilter, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is 1.1.1.1, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to DNSFilter are NextDNS, Quad9, OpenDNS and DNSCrypt Protocol.

DNSFilter alternatives are mainly DNS Resolvers but may also be Ad Blockers or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DNSFilter.
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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focused1.1.1.1 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ 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.
    ⚫︎ Lightweight1.1.1.1 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Block Trackers1.1.1.1 has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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  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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedQuad9 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    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.

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    DNSCrypt Protocol

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Docker

    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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  6. Google Public DNS icon

    Google Public DNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeCleanBrowsing doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. Stubby

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStubby is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  9. Alternate DNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    MullvadDNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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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