Download Blocking - Best Software & Apps

  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.12.2

    License
    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
  • NBA 2K14

    License
    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
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    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
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    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
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    2.6.1

    License
    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
  • Sophos Home Security Free

    1.1.3

    License
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    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
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    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
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    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
    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
  • Orbitum

    21.0.1215.0

    License
    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
  • Privacy Badger

    for Chrome Alpha 2014.5.29

    License
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    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
  • Remove Ads

    1.4

    License
    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
  • DoNotTrackMe

    for Chrome 2.2.5.1205

    License
    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
  • AMC Security

    Android 5.4.2

    License
    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
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security

    9.1.0.59

    License
    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