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    uMatrix Alternatives

    uMatrix is described as 'Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc' and is a very popular Ad Blocker in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to uMatrix for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Google Chrome, Windows, Firefox and iPhone. The best alternative is uBlock Origin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like uMatrix are Privacy Badger (Free, Open Source), AdGuard (Freemium, Open Source), NoScript (Free, Open Source) and Blokada (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. 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 .
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      uBlock Origin vs uMatrix opinions
      Most users think uBlock Origin is a great alternative to uMatrix.
      privacy_pirate The developer of uBlock Origin and uMatrix, Raymond Hill, has recommended that all users of uMatrix switch to uBlock Origin. uMatrix is no longer maintained and uBlock Origin in advanced mode allows for very similar functionality.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      While the dynamic filtering feature is not as sophisticated as uMatrix's, it covers other areas that uMatrix doesn't and I would recommend using hard mode (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode) specifically to get a similar, but less granular experience of uMatrix.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Umatrix allows you to specifically pick and choose which 3rd party sites that are providing things to the 1st party site you are visiting are blocked or not. While Noscript and Umatrix have this feature that enables you to easily change such permissions on the fly Ublock does not.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Reborn Not as powerful as uMatrix, specially if you want to block everything by default (Nightmare mode, as they call in the uBlock Origin documentation https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-nightmare-mode). You have to enable it by checking "I am an advanced user" in the configurations.
      Positive comment about 1 year 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 uMatrix opinions
      Most users think Privacy Badger is a great alternative to uMatrix.
      privacy_pirate Privacy Badger is a good supplement to uMatrix/uBlock Origin, but should not be considered a replacement.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      sedeti privacy badger is not an alternative to umatrix
      Negative comment 11 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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    3. 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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      NoScript vs uMatrix opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NoScript is a great alternative to uMatrix.
      melab NoScript is very useful and anyone who is serious about online privacy should be using it, however it does not have all the same functionality as uMatrix. NoScript and uBlock Origin work nicely together
      Positive comment about 1 year 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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      • 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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      Some users think Ghostery is a great alternative to uMatrix, some don't.
      • 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      How it works When you visit a YouTube video, it will check the database to see if anyone has made any submissions for the video. If so, the segment will automatically get skipped when you reach it.
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    5. Extending and consolidating hosts files from several well-curated sources like adaway.org, mvps.org, malwaredomainlist.com, someonewhocares.org, and potentially others. You can optionally invoke extensions to block additional sites by category.
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