Download Blocking - Best Software & Apps

  • UC Browser

    10.8.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Java
    Symbian

    Hit and miss browser for Android

    8
    6867 votes
    • PROS: Tabbed browsing, Download manager, Free and fast
    • CONS: Ugly display
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.13.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    1486 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • Adblock Plus for Android

    1.3.0.366

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block annoying ads on your Android device

    7
    131 votes
    • PROS: No root required, Easy to set up, No confusing options
    • CONS: Can't hide notification icon, Doesn't work across all apps, Blocking ads over mobile data requires root, Drains battery
  • NBA 2K14

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    LeBron James stars in the best basketball simulator

    8
    1868 votes
    • PROS: The best basketball game available, Fastastic gameplay experience, Improved animations, Now includes Euroleague teams, Improved blocking system
    • CONS: Strange AI player behavior, Euroleague only available in quick matches, The Legends and Dream Team challenges not included
  • Hello - Caller ID & Blocking

    3.0.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Facebook's dialer replacement doesn't make calls

    7
    34 votes
    • PROS: Search Facebook contacts, Call over Wi-Fi or data
    • CONS: Not a dialer, Messages open FB Messenger, Calls are routed through stock dialer
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    176 votes
    • PROS: Quick Analysis, Real-time protection, Call-blocking filter, Integrates with Clean Master, Easy to use and excellent design
    • CONS: Doesn't include a firewall, No anti-theft features
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    184 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • AdFree Android

    0.8.47

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Block all ads on your rooted Android device

    7
    231 votes
    • PROS: Does a great job of blocking ads, Simple to setup, Automatically updates
    • CONS: Requires root, Utilitarian interface
  • Sophos Home Security Free

    1.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A quality PC and Mac antivirus and web filter

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: Excellent for blocking malicious URLs and stopping malware, The User Interface is elegant and simple, Compatible with both Microsoft and Apple systems
    • CONS: User account confirmation demanded every single time users open the interface, Does not support older Windows XP, Vista operated machines
  • Adblock Plus for Opera

    1.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    65 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    8
    13 votes
    • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads, Block individual elements, Create own filters, or get ready-made
    • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
  • Opera Touch

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free web browser for people on the go

    7
    10 votes
    • PROS: Great Ad-blocking feature., Fast and smooth.
    • CONS: Can crash/shut down on some devices., Some apps are difficult to open.
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    5.5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    193 votes
    • PROS: Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
    • CONS: Trial only; no free version
  • B.VPN

    1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    You can easily setup b.VPN on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. b.VPN is simple and user-friendly with a very-easy-to configure

    8
    9 votes
    • Remove Ads

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      System wide ad removal

      5
      79 votes
      • PROS: Works across the entire system, Effective at blocking ads, Reduces risk of infection
      • CONS: Crashed a few times
    • Orbitum

      21.0.1215.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Internet browser fully integrated with social networks

      7
      233 votes
      • PROS: Well integrated with social networking sites, Focuses on blocking malicious sites, Facebook chat integrated
      • CONS: Focus is mainly on Facebook, Not much help or instructions in English
    • Privacy Badger

      for Chrome Alpha 2014.5.29

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Secure your browser from trackers with Privacy Badger

      8
      28 votes
      • PROS: Incredibly easy to use. , Great community behind the extension.
      • CONS: Requires prolonged use to be wholly effective. , Extension must be disabled to view some content.
    • BetterPrivacy

      1.50

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Say goodbye to super cookies

      9
      59 votes
      • PROS: Add-on, so it's easy to use, Good configuration options
      • CONS: Configuration options are a bit complicated
    • DoNotTrackMe

      for Chrome 2.2.5.1205

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Block sites from tracking you

      7
      13 votes
      • PROS: Very effective at blocking trackers, Stops targetted advertising, Provides detailed info about exactly what's blocked, Works on most major browsers, Simple to install and no configuration needed, Allows you to restore trackers that you need
      • CONS: Not available for Opera yet, May not be able to block everything
    • Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon

      for Firefox 0.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Extends funcionality of Adblock Plus to block pop-ups

      7
      11 votes
      • PROS: Extends Adblock Plus features, Powerful at blocking pop-up windows
      • CONS: Requires setting-up of filters
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    110.8.868678.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Java
    218687.7Windows
    31.13.514867.5Windows
    40.8.472317.2Android
    521.0.1215.02336.6Windows
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