uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean. (by gorhill)

uBlock Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to uBlock
  • GitHub repo uBlock-issues

    This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

  • GitHub repo uAssets

    Resources for uBlock Origin, uMatrix: static filter lists, ready-to-use rulesets, etc.

  • Scout

    Get performance insights in less than 4 minutes. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo uMatrix

    uMatrix: Point and click matrix to filter net requests according to source, destination and type

  • GitHub repo user.js

    Firefox privacy, security and anti-fingerprinting: a comprehensive user.js template for configuration and hardening

  • GitHub repo SponsorBlock

    Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

  • GitHub repo SmartTubeNext

    Better YouTube experience on Android TV

  • GitHub repo adfilt

    The place where I, DandelionSprout, store my web filter lists for countless topics, including my Nordic adblock list. As simple as that, really.

  • GitHub repo NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

  • GitHub repo gecko-dev

    Read-only Git mirror of the Mercurial gecko repositories at https://hg.mozilla.org. How to contribute: http://bit.ly/contribute-code

  • GitHub repo hush

    Noiseless Browsing – Content Blocker for Safari

  • GitHub repo TwitchAdSolutions

  • GitHub repo webannoyances

    Fix and remove annoying web elements such as sticky headers, floating boxes, floating videos, dickbars, social share bars and other distracting elements.

  • GitHub repo duckduckgo-privacy-extension

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension for Firefox, Chrome.

  • GitHub repo the-quantum-ad-list

  • GitHub repo Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

  • GitHub repo CodeMirror

    In-browser code editor

  • GitHub repo bypass-paywalls-chrome

    Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

  • GitHub repo dnscrypt-proxy

    dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols. [Moved to: https://github.com/DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-proxy]

  • GitHub repo ttv-ublock

    Blocking ads on that certain streaming website

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better uBlock alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where uBlock has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-02.
  • /etc/hosts file used for favicon blocking?
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-03-02
    It would be a better choice to use Pi-Hole for that sort of blocking and uBlock Origin or uMatrix for favicon blocking.
  • Best Buy's new aggressive analytics, 3rd party ads, and trackers break ability to log in or shop with default uBlock Origin settings
    Dynamic filtering
  • Anti-AdBlock virus
    reddit.com/r/antivirus | 2021-03-01
    Probably Adblock did not have a filter list that prevented that site from opening whatever script.
  • toAdd directive appears to be ignored on Mac?
    { "title": "uBlock Origin Chrome Configuration", "description": "Configures uBlock Origin in Google Chrome", "options": { "remove_empty_properties": true }, "properties": { "toAdd": { "title": "toAdd", "type": "object", "description": "The properties in the toAdd branch will append to the already present local settings.", "properties": { "trustedSiteDirectives": { "description": "Add individual trusted site directives as per https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/How-to-mark-a-web-site-as-trusted", "type": "array", "items": { "title": "Trusted Site", "type": "string" } } } } } }
  • Except UBO, do you use something else to tighten security and stop tracking?
    In my case to further tighten privacy/security, instead of adding more extensions, I just use hard mode, default to block JS, and add a couple of filter lists.
  • DNS queries can be seen in AdGuard Home even if they are blocked by uBlock origin in browser
    Just an FYI per the wiki:
  • Wie Online-Werbung den Datenschutz in Browsern austrickst
    reddit.com/r/de_EDV | 2021-03-01
  • Blocking certain filter triggers anti-adblock for this site
    Purge and update filter lists. And if this still does not work, turn off Cosmetic Filtering (eye button in uBO popup).
  • How Can I Remove These Reddit Promo Ads?
    If that doesn't help, open the Logger, filter "blocked" and "allowed", and post a screenshot of what it's showing on a page that has the ad.
  • Trying to make the switch to an updated firefox, but need help finding replacements for theme and extensions
    reddit.com/r/firefox | 2021-02-27
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/strict-pop-up-blocker/ [uBlock Origin is miles better, just sayin.]
  • How did you all transition to KP/pw managers? [Beginner]
    reddit.com/r/KeePass | 2021-02-27
    Privacy badger is a nice try. When you have time you should upgrade to Blocking mode · gorhill/uBlock Wiki · GitHub The very easy mode is about the same as Privacy badger --- it starts quicker, might not protect you in some very exotic cases. Anything above that is much better than Privacy badger.
  • How to block or avoid invisible ads.
    That's popup events. You can try toggling no popups. Otherwise, it's likely a scriptlet will be required to interrupt the event. It's not that easy to learn how to use it though if you've no prior javascript knowledge.
  • Deep Sea Fishing With Rahul Gandhi
    reddit.com/r/india | 2021-02-27
    Just install uBlock Origin, the world's most popular and best adblocker for any browser - the page I linked to has links to all the popular browsers (scroll down to the middle). (Do not install it from anywhere else as there are a lot of fake copies).
  • Website doesn't work properly
    Click the eye icon in uBO popup panel to disable Cosmetic Filtering.
  • [Cookies] Water may be transparent but billions of droplets create an opaque fog.
    uBlock Origin has a variety of useful filters for this. Most anti-tracking filters are enabled by default, you can also remove the cookie notices themselves (and a bunch of other crap) by subscribing to Web Annoyances Ultralist.


Basic uBlock repo stats
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