uBlock Origin Alternatives

    uBlock Origin is described as 'A wide-spectrum efficient blocker. Which block ads, trackers and malware sites. Supports Chromium, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Thunderbird. Fast and lean, and as of 2017 still being actively improved. Forked from ' 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 Mac, Google Chrome, Windows, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like uBlock Origin are AdGuard (Freemium, Open Source), Privacy Badger (Free, Open Source), uMatrix (Free, Open Source) and Ghostery (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 10, 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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      Adblock Plus vs uBlock Origin opinions
      Most users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
      Allow acceptable ads by default, which is unfair to users hoping to block all ads.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      Does a good job blocking ads from displaying across Safari (OSX & iOS), Microsoft Edge (OSX & iOS), and Firefox (OSX only).
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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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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      AdGuard vs uBlock Origin opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AdGuard is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
      GitCodeDestroyer It can block all ads from all apps and browsers. I love it!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      jnjn uses the same filter lists as uBlock Origin
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      RogueScholar Very friendly UI and desktop app for Windows offers whole-system ad blocking.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It is the only one that blocked all ads.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
      Privacy Badger vs uBlock Origin opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Privacy Badger is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
      it's from a non-profit company !
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    3. Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc. uMatrix: A point-and-click matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools.

      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.
      the high degree of specific control.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      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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      Ghostery vs uBlock Origin opinions
      Some users think Ghostery is a great alternative to uBlock Origin, some don't.
      Ghostery blocks trackers, not ads
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      guitarzan Some overlap, but Ghostery is focused more on privacy and uBlock more on usability
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      It blocks trackers like uBlock Origin does
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      Doesn't block ads. Protect privacy.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    4. 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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      Blokada vs uBlock Origin opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Blokada is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
      It's free and also blocks ads within apps.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      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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      Almost everyone thinks AdAway is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
    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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      Some users think AdBlock is a great alternative to uBlock Origin, some don't.
    6. Disconnect was founded in 2011 by former Google engineers and a consumer- and privacy-rights attorney. We develop award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security software in San Francisco, California.
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      Almost everyone thinks Disconnect is a great alternative to uBlock Origin.
      • 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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