Alternatives to Pi-hole for all platforms with any license

  • Blokada

    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...

    • Pi-hole is a DNS-level content blocker, Blokada is a browser plugin. jmthorntonAug 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blokada should not be considered an alternative to Pi-hole due to the different implementations of the software, Pi-hole is installable on to external devices such as a device that is directly connected to the router like a Raspberry Pi whilst Blokada is specifically installed on an Android device Guest • Oct 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a good combination in addition to Pi-hole. But is a client software, which run on Android devices only. It cannot protect unsupported systems (e.g. smart phone, smart TV). Guest • Apr 2019 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • AdGuard

    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...

    • Pi-hole is a DNS-level content blocker, AdGuard is an app. jmthorntonAug 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • client software, not server/network software Guest • Jul 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a good combination in addition to Pi-hole. But is a client software, which needs to be installed on every device. It cannot protect unsupported systems (e.g. smart phone, smart TV). Guest • Apr 2019 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • AdAway

    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...

    • Pi-hole is a DNS resolver, AdAway modifies a file on an individual computer rather than block at the DNS level. Guest • Oct 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Privoxy

    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...

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  • Technitium DNS Server

    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...

    • It's actually an alternative, most of the others are *browser based* ad blockers. Guest • Nov 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works exactly like Pi-Hole and is a full fledged DNS Server and not just a DNS proxy. Works on Windows, macOS, Linux and Raspberry Pi. Plus it gives much more features like DNS-over-HTTPS and DNS-over-TLS for using public DNS resolvers and also allows you to host your own service using these protocols. Guest • May 2019 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I works like Pi-hole, as it filters DNS requests. It cannot remove ads embedded in HTTPS connections. Therefore you will still need Adblock etc. Guest • Apr 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can replace Pi-Hole by installing it on Raspberry Pi for blocking Ads network wide. shreyasonlineJan 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • hBlock

    hBlock is a 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...

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  • Energized Protection

    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...

    • Not necessarily an alternative. This is also a block list collection. IsidroRollandHillsJun 2020 Disagree   Agree

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Comment by Mined
about Pi-hole · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

It's freakin amazing, helps you block shitty ads before it comes to your computer, and AdBlock doesnt need to do anything. Some specially designed Ads from some news websites is not blocked by PiHole, so by keeping AdBlock (or installing it as well) will give you 2 layers of security. My PiHole-installation blocks about 600-1000 ads a day, on a small network.

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