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uBlock Origin Alternatives

uBlock Origin is described as 'An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean' and is a leading Ad Blocker in the web browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to uBlock Origin for a variety of platforms, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like uBlock Origin are AdGuard, Privacy Badger, uMatrix and Blokada.

uBlock Origin alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Privacy Tools or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of uBlock Origin.
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  1. Adblock Plus icon

    Adblock Plus

    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    105 alternatives to Adblock Plus 

    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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    1.  No TrackingAdblock Plus will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Ad-freeAdblock Plus doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Block TrackersAdblock Plus has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Adblock Plus vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Most users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    Guest

    Allow acceptable ads by default, which is unfair to users hoping to block all ads.

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    CuteOleg

    Ublock doesn't have "acceptabe ads" by default, and seems to be more lightweight and full-featured

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    Guest

    Does a good job blocking ads from displaying across Safari (OSX & iOS), Microsoft Edge (OSX & iOS), and Firefox (OSX only).

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  2. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    101 alternatives to 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 comfortable with AdGuard!.

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    1.  Block TrackersAdGuard has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    2.  Dark ModeAdGuard supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
    Very simple design and good UX.
    Easy to customize.
    AdGuard vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Almost everyone thinks AdGuard is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    jnjn

    uses the same filter lists as uBlock Origin

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    Guest

    It is the only one that blocked all ads.

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    RogueScholar

    Very friendly UI and desktop app for Windows offers whole-system ad blocking.

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    GitCodeDestroyer

    It can block all ads from all apps and browsers. I love it!

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  3. Privacy Badger icon

    Privacy Badger

    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    56 alternatives to Privacy Badger 

    Privacy Badger is a browser-add on tool that analyzes sites to detect and disallow content that tracks you in an objectionable, non-consensual manner. When you visit websites, your copy of Privacy Badger keeps note of the "third party" domains that embed images...

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    1.  Block TrackersPrivacy Badger has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    2.  Dark ModePrivacy Badger supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Privacy Badger without registration.
    Overview of Privacy Badger extension
    Privacy Badger vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Privacy Badger is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    Guest

    it's from a non-profit company !

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    uMatrix

    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    73 alternatives to uMatrix 

    Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

    Discontinued

    The repository has been archived and the development has been stopped. https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatrix-issues/issues/291

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    uMatrix vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Most users think uMatrix is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    Guest

    the high degree of specific control.

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    Blokada

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    78 alternatives to Blokada 

    Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

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    1.  LightweightBlokada consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  No TrackingBlokada will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Blokada without registration.
    4.  Block TrackersBlokada has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Blokada vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Blokada is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    Guest

    It's free and also blocks ads within apps.

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  6. Ghostery icon

    Ghostery

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    68 alternatives to Ghostery 

    Ghostery sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

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    1.  Block TrackersGhostery has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    2.  No TrackingGhostery will not track you or use your personal data.
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    Ghostery vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Some users think Ghostery is a great alternative to uBlock Origin, some don't.
    Guest

    Ghostery blocks trackers, not ads

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    distantignition

    Ghostery tells you when a website is requesting private information (and offers to block the request). uBlock prevents advertisements from loading.

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    guitarzan

    Some overlap, but Ghostery is focused more on privacy and uBlock more on usability

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    Guest

    It blocks trackers like uBlock Origin does

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    Guest

    Doesn't block ads. Protect privacy.

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  7. NoScript icon

    NoScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome
    • SeaMonkey
    • Firefox
    15 alternatives to NoScript 

    The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).

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    Diablog of blocked scripts
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    AdAway

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    84 alternatives to 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 directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing.

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    1.  Dark ModeAdAway supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    AdAway vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Almost everyone thinks AdAway is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
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    NextDNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Ubiquiti UniFi
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • OpenWrt
    • Opera
    • Alpine Linux
    • pfSense
    • Firefox
    • DD-WRT
    124 alternatives to NextDNS 

    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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    1.  No LogsNextDNS doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    2.  Privacy focusedNextDNS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Block TrackersNextDNS has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  Malware AnalysisNextDNS can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
    5.  Distraction-freeNextDNS has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Ad-freeNextDNS doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Guest

    System wide ad blocking using DNS resolution. Doesn’t VPN tunnel. Great configuration options

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  10. AdBlock icon

    AdBlock

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    87 alternatives to AdBlock 

    We built AdBlock to provide a worry-free and distraction-free Internet experience for everyone. It is used by tens of millions of users worldwide on all major browsers in more than 30 languages. Created by Michael Gundlach in 2009, AdBlock is now one of the most popular browser...

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    1.  Block TrackersAdBlock has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    AdBlock vs uBlock Origin opinions
    Some users think AdBlock is a great alternative to uBlock Origin, some don't.
    manuilov12

    No problems with AdBlock during using in Google Chrome unlike ublock.

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