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uBlock Origin Alternatives for Mac

uBlock Origin is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is AdGuard, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to uBlock Origin and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to uBlock Origin are Ghostery, NoScript, AdBlock and NextDNS.

uBlock Origin alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be Privacy Tools or DNS Resolvers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of uBlock Origin.
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  • Online
  • Android
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Vivaldi Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Pale Moon
  • Thunderbird
  • Opera
  • Chromium
  • Firefox

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  1. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard

    • 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!.

    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
    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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    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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  2. Ghostery icon

    Ghostery

    • 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

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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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    It blocks trackers like uBlock Origin does

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    Doesn't block ads. Protect privacy.

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  3. NoScript icon

    NoScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome
    • SeaMonkey
    • Firefox

    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).

    Diablog of blocked scripts
  4. AdBlock icon

    AdBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox

    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.

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    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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  5. NextDNS icon

    NextDNS

    • 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

    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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    ClearURLs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet.

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  7. 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.
  8. Unified hosts file with base extensions icon

    Unified hosts file with base extensions

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

     Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

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  9. Lockdown Privacy icon

    Lockdown Privacy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Lockdown Privacy is an Open Source and free firewall for your iOS device. We built the product to help protect users from app developers and analytics companies that are monetizing user data without consent or transparency.

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  10. No Coin icon

    No Coin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    No coin is a tiny browser extension aiming to block coin miners such as Coinhive.

    Discontinued

    The latest release was in February 2018 and the GitHub repository has been archived by the owner.

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