hBlock Alternatives

    hBlock is described as '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' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 25 alternatives to hBlock for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and Windows. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like hBlock are AdGuard (Freemium, Open Source), Blokada (Free, Open Source), Pi-hole (Free, Open Source) and AdAway (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 1, 2021

    1. 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.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      AdGuard 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!.
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    2. The best ad blocker for Android that works for all apps and does not require root. Free and open source. Blokada efficiently blocks ads, tracking and malware. It saves your data plan, makes your device faster and protects your privacy. It's free, open source and secure.
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    3. 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.
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    4. An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file contains a list of mappings between hostnames and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing.
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    5. AdBlock stops ads, improves browser speeds, and protects you online. Your browser is automatically updated with additions to the filter: just click Install, then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear.
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      • 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
      Block ads, trackers and malicious websites on all your devices. Get in-depth analytics about your Internet traffic. Protect your privacy and bypass censorship. Shield your kids from adult content.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Solaris
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenSolaris
      • NetBSD
      • OpenBSD
      Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.
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    6. Extending and consolidating hosts files from several well-curated sources like adaway.org, mvps.org, malwaredomainlist.com, someonewhocares.org, and potentially others. You can optionally invoke extensions to block additional sites by category.
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      • 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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