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

    6
    389 votes
    • PROS:Tabbed browsing, Download manager, Free and fast
    • CONS:Ugly display
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.12.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    469 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
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    77 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
  • NBA 2K14

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    LeBron James stars in the best basketball simulator

    7
    1306 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
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    151 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
  • ZenMate Desktop VPN

    1.1.0.2.

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free and Simple VPN Tool for Security and Privacy Online

    6
    14 votes
    • PROS:Simple and easy to use, Free tool , Android version available,
    • CONS:Not compatible with versions prior to Windows 7, Better options available.
  • Sophos Home Security Free

    1.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A quality PC and Mac antivirus and web filter

    7
    77 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
  • ZenMate VPN for Android

    2.3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Proprietary VPN software for smartphone users

    10
    5 votes
    • PROS:A free seven-day trial version of this software is currently offered., All data is kept private through the use of advanced encryption software.,
    • CONS:A subscription will eventually be necessary to continue accessing this software., This bundle is not currently available in China.
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    10 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
  • Hello - Caller ID & Blocking

    3.0.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Facebook's dialer replacement doesn't make calls

    6
    3 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
  • Adblock Plus for Opera

    1.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    7
    24 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
  • 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

    10
    1 vote
    • Privacy Badger

      for Chrome Alpha 2014.5.29

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Privacy extension to stop sites from from tracking you

      7
      21 votes
      • PROS:No complicated setup procedure, Instantly starts blocking, Effective at blocking trackers, Developed by a reputable organization
      • CONS:Doesn't give much info on who trackers are, Alpha version may be buggy
    • Orbitum

      21.0.1215.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Internet browser fully integrated with social networks

      7
      267 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
    • Remove Ads

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      System wide ad removal

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

      Android 5.4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Tune-up your Android device and keep it safe from malicious files

      8
      76 votes
      • PROS:Handy battery notification, Real time virus/malware protection, Performs routine maintenance, Secure vault for your private files, Well designed and easy to use, SMS/Call blocking tool
      • CONS:No root features, Deep scanning can be very slow
    • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

      2.6.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Powerful computer monitoring program

      9
      342 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
    • iBerry Black & Whitelist

      1.32

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      BlackBerry

      Blacklist unwanted callers

      7
      16 votes
      • PROS:Lots of blocking options, Disables sounds and vibration, Blocks unknown numbers
      • CONS:Menus get a bit cluttered
    • DoNotTrackMe

      for Chrome 2.2.5.1205

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Block sites from tracking you

      6
      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
    • Kaspersky Small Office Security

      9.1.0.59

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Total protection for small and medium offices

      6
      4 votes
      • PROS:Real-time protection, Backup, encryption and password management, Filtering and blocking navigation available, Provides history of problems discovered
      • CONS:Consumes a lot of system resources
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    510.8.83896.2Android, Windows, iPhone, Java