hosts VS block

Compare hosts vs block and see what are their differences.


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hosts block
179 76
20,764 2,088
- 4.6%
9.4 9.9
8 days ago about 22 hours ago
Python Shell
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hosts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of block. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hosts and block you can also consider the following projects:

blitz-app-adblock - Simple and quick patcher that blocks ads/trackers on the desktop application.

Nebulo - Mirror of Feel free to contribute here as well.

hosts-blocklists - Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage

uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

hosts - Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly

blokada - The official repo for Blokada for Android and iOS.

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

my-pihole-blocklists - Create custom pi-hole blocklists

pihole-updatelists - Update Pi-hole's lists from remote sources easily

bromite - Bromite a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

CloudStream-3 - Android app for streaming and downloading Movies, TV-Series and Anime.

AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server