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    Privoxy Alternatives

    Privoxy is described as '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' and is a popular Ad Blocker in the web browsers category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Privoxy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Google Chrome and iPhone. The best alternative is AdGuard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Privoxy are Adblock Plus, Pi-hole, NextDNS and Squid.

    Privoxy is mainly a Ad Blocker but alternatives to it may also be DNS Resolvers or Parental Control Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Privoxy.
    This page was last updated Feb 5, 2022
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    Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and...
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      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!.
    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.


    2. 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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      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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      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.
      Squid vs Privoxy opinions
      Most users think Squid is a great alternative to Privoxy.
      tomh2092 They are both proxy servers.
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

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    3. 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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      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 and creates a hosts file (alternative formats are also supported) that prevents your system from connecting to...
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      Ad Muncher is a powerful advert and popup blocking system for all browsers and advert-displaying programs like Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, Opera, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, TVAnts.
    4. For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 4.5, released on June 2003, is still downloadable from the official website

      Proxomitron vs Privoxy opinions
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      One of the most powerful filtering web proxy products out there. Sadly, its creator has disappeared or died. Contrary to squid, it is a non-caching proxy, specifically tailored towards filtering header information and intrusive scripts.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Cross-browser ad-blocking solution.
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