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. This Energized System is designed to be available for all OSs, systems. gets a list of domains that serve ads, tracking scripts and malware from multiple reputable sources and creates a hosts file that prevents your system from connecting to them.
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    2. Technitium DNS Server is an open source tool that can be used as a personal local DNS server for privacy & security. It includes Ad blocking feature combined with DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS support.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      AdClear is the premier non-root adblocker for Android users. AdClear’s technology filters out advertisers before they invade your browsing or app experience.
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    3. Trustnav’s security suite makes your browsing experience better by: Tracking and Ad Blocker: get rid of distracting and often unsafe ads Safesearch: hiding unsafe search results, by scanning for credit card theft, malware and ransomware Antivirus: making your days...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Safari
      Browse the web like it should be – free of nags to accept cookies or privacy invasive tracking. It's tiny, fast, free, open, secure and without any access to your data.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Raspberry Pi
      The upribox Software turns your RaspberryPi into a privacy-enhancing Wireless router with adblocking, Tor, and a VPN server.
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    4. The original AdBlock for 64-bit devices with iOS 10, iOS 11 and iOS 12 . Blocking ads on iPhones and iPads since 2012.
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    5. Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS.
    6. Shelblock is an extension that allows you to disable tracking, block unwanted ads and protects you from malware. More powerful than any other ad-blocker, it secures your navigation, your search browser and applications.
    7. The last AdBlocker you will ever need. We have created the smartest adblocker and coupled it with the strongest possible popup blocker. SmartAdBlock is the only tool you need to browse a clean ad free internet, even on the most hostile websites.
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