Top 23 ad-blocker Open-Source Projects

  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

    Project mention: Your privacy is optional | | 2023-09-19

    Pi-Hole - I have Pi-Hole running in a docker container on my server. My router then uses Pi-Hole as it's DNS provider. This blocks all adverts and trackers going across my network. There are still some that get through like YouTube ads but it blocks the majority including Google Analytics.

  • hosts

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

    Project mention: Radar Maps: $0.50 per 1K map loads | | 2023-09-26

    No idea, is on the block list since January 2020.

    The commit's comment is "major update from"

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • docker-pi-hole

    Pi-hole in a docker container

    Project mention: Problem - Pi-Hole not getting many DNS requests | /r/pihole | 2023-07-10

    Yesterday I deployed the official pi hole docker container on my raspberry pi 3 and set a custom DNS address on my phone addressing to the pi.

  • AdAway

    AdAway is a free and open source ad blocker for Android.

    Project mention: Faktas, kad telefonai mūsų klauso, bet pasidalinkit labiausiai wtf momentais, kai pradeda reklamuoti tai, apie ką prieš tai kalbėjai su kuo nors. Mes va su drauge buvom mieste, bandėm surasti tualetą kur nors, po kelių valandų facebook'e jau tokias reklamas meta lol | /r/lithuania | 2023-07-11

    Geras adblocker yra AdAway, open source ir paprastas naudoti -

  • whitelist

    A simple tool to add commonly white listed domains to your Pi-Hole setup.

    Project mention: Pihole database corrupted, -2 domains on adlist | /r/pihole | 2023-07-08

    I don't know if it's related, but a few weeks ago I installed this For a while I didn't notice anything strange. Then a few days ago I noticed the same as you: -2 Domains on Adlists.

  • blocky

    Fast and lightweight DNS proxy as ad-blocker for local network with many features

    Project mention: Would it make sense to run pihole in a kubernetes cluster with multiple instances? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-06-08

    I run multiple blocky instances in a kubernetes cluster. I don't know if it makes sense ... but I'm running kubernetes cluster at home, so making sense is relative ;p

  • block

    Let's make an annoyance free, better open internet, altogether!

    Project mention: Remove Energized blocklists | /r/ahadns | 2023-01-07
  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

  • dns66

    DNS-based Host Blocker (and lightweight ad blocker) for Android

    Project mention: Haha nice try Google. I ain't that stupid | /r/pcmasterrace | 2023-06-28
  • hblock

    Improve your security and privacy by blocking ads, tracking and malware domains.

    Project mention: This is a new kind of scammer | /r/india | 2023-06-03

    I'm talking something like hblock ( which is for host blocking malceous+ other websites. Imagine blocking every single address manually. To get a picture how impossible it be here is the sample hosts file ( just do line count and you will understand.

  • hosts

    Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly (by lightswitch05)

    Project mention: DNS server set to Pihole but no traffic | /r/pihole | 2023-06-24

    I've added the Ads & Tracking list and the AMP Hosts list from Developer Dan to the default list; any others you recommend I add? It's hard to tell if the ads coming through are a 'my blocklist isn't good enough' problem or a 'my pihole's not set up properly yet' problem.

  • privaxy

    Privaxy is the next generation tracker and advertisement blocker. It blocks ads and trackers by MITMing HTTP(s) traffic.

    Project mention: FLaNK Stack Weekly 5 September 2023 | | 2023-09-05
  • Ultimate.Hosts.Blacklist

    The Ultimate Unified Hosts file for protecting your network, computer, smartphones and Wi-Fi devices against millions of bad web sites. Protect your children and family from gaining access to bad web sites and protect your devices and pc from being infected with Malware or Ransomware.

    Project mention: Block Adware and Malware with /etc/hosts | | 2023-06-12

    Don't forget about hosts.deny (but you probably need it at your router if you are behind one).

  • adfilt

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

    Project mention: UBO's url cleaner filter lists are terrible | /r/uBlockOrigin | 2023-07-05

    Keep in mind that neither of those lists are default lists and neither are maintained by the uBlock Origin team. Issues with those lists should be reported to their maintainers: - AdGuard URL Tracking Protection: - Actually Legitimate URL Shortener Tool:

  • polish-ads-filter

    CertyficateIT - Oficjalne polskie filtry do Adblock, uBlock Origin, Adguard

    Project mention: last week started displaying ads | /r/uBlockOrigin | 2023-06-19

    For Polish specific issues you can ask here: You'll have better luck there to find someone with an account on this webmail.

  • MinMinGuard

    The best advertisement blocker on Android!

    Project mention: MagiskOnWSA Play store - rooted and non rooted | /r/WSA | 2023-01-21

    An example that's neither Lucky Patcher, nor just a hosts/connection based ad blocker:

  • gravity

    Fully-replicated DNS and DHCP Server with ad-blocking powered by etcd (by BeryJu)

    Project mention: Gravity - A new, open source DNS/DHCP server with Adblocking and inbuilt config replication | /r/selfhosted | 2023-06-29

    It should work according to an earlier comment from the created, but it does not right now. Someone has created a github issue for that here:

  • Unified-Hosts-AutoUpdate

    Quickly and easily install, uninstall, and set up automatic updates for any of Steven Black's unified hosts files.

    Project mention: Every batted ball with an exit velocity of 500 MPH or more according to MLB Filmroom | /r/baseball | 2023-02-04

    PC - Unified Hosts AutoUpdate (only necessary if you regularly experience ads in non-browser apps on your PC, e.g., games that run via the Microsoft Store)

  • YousList

    Block filter for advertisements, mainly on Korean sites

    Project mention: I have a question regarding the default Korean filter. | /r/uBlockOrigin | 2023-08-14

    From my search, it seems that the original default Korean filter for uBlock Origin was Youslist ( for a long time. However, I found that there was a change to List-KR as the default Korean filter for uBlock Origin in April of last year ( I'm also curious about the reason behind this change.

  • LinkOff

    Cleans the LinkedIn feed based on keywords and filters.

    Project mention: Acaso linkedin se corvitio en otro instagram? | /r/devsarg | 2023-05-04
  • List-KR

    Korean-language website filter for AdGuard and uBlock Origin

  • smashblock

    📡 🛡️A self-updating extensive blocklist filter for AdGaurd. Be sure to 🌟 this repository for updates!

  • unbound-redis

    Unbound Ad Blocker With Redis Persistent Cache

    Project mention: Final version of my Unbound dashboard | /r/selfhosted | 2023-02-22


  • pihole-regex

    Custom RegEx, Exact, and Adlist filters for Pi-hole's FTLDNS (by slyfox1186)

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-09-26.

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Project Stars
1 Pi-hole 43,473
2 hosts 23,900
3 docker-pi-hole 6,899
4 AdAway 5,839
5 whitelist 3,919
6 blocky 2,912
7 block 2,413
8 dns66 2,014
9 hblock 1,346
10 hosts 1,334
11 privaxy 1,183
12 Ultimate.Hosts.Blacklist 1,070
13 adfilt 1,041
14 polish-ads-filter 618
15 MinMinGuard 503
16 gravity 283
17 Unified-Hosts-AutoUpdate 278
18 YousList 277
19 LinkOff 140
20 List-KR 106
21 smashblock 65
22 unbound-redis 57
23 pihole-regex 41
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