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    uBlock Alternatives

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

    uBlock is mainly a Ad Blocker but alternatives to it may also be Privacy Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of uBlock.
    This page was last updated Feb 20, 2021
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    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Google Chrome
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    An efficient, lightweight blocker extension for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
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    1. An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
      uBlock Origin vs uBlock opinions
      Almost everyone thinks uBlock Origin is a great alternative to uBlock.
      InsaneFromEarth The original dev moved to it and it's still actively developed
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      because in addition to blocking invasive advertising, it allows me to temporarily deactivate it with a click and then reactivate it immediately as soon as I have finished writing a program that interests me.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.
      Some users think Adblock Plus is a great alternative to uBlock, some don't.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Opera
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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!.
    3. 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

      uMatrix vs uBlock opinions
      Almost everyone thinks uMatrix is a great alternative to uBlock.
      Easier interface to what is being blocked.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • F-Droid
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      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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
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      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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      • Mac
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
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      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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      Most users think AdBlock is a great alternative to uBlock.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
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      SponsorBlock is an open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsor segments in YouTube videos.
      SponsorBlock vs uBlock opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      K_led It's awesome tool at join with a good ads blocker for a good youtube experience.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.
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    5. All we know the availability of popular AdBlockers lying around... but frankly, these are too bloated with several features and options which most of us don't use beyond the defaults.
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