Download Blocking - Best Software & Apps

  • UC Browser

    7.0.185.1002

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    A free low-powered web browser for PCs and mobile devices

    8
    12392 votes
    • PROS: It is a suitable browser for slower internet connections, The download manager is very easy to use, It has an advert-blocking function, It has tools that do not require a lot of CPU (Central Processing Unit) power
    • CONS: The notifications may become annoying if you use adult-orientated websites, It doesn't support dynamic web content as well as Google Chrome
  • Adblock Plus for Chrome

    3.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    8
    1732 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
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    6.6.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    194 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
  • Adblock Plus for Android

    1.3.0.366

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block annoying ads on your Android device

    8
    168 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
  • Hello - Caller ID & Blocking

    3.0.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Facebook's dialer replacement doesn't make calls

    8
    102 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

    4.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    205 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 Chrome

    1.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    8
    16 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
  • Adblock Plus for Safari

    1.12.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

    6
    195 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
  • Sophos Home Security Free

    1.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A quality PC and Mac antivirus and web filter

    7
    118 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
    75 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
  • Opera Touch

    1.16.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Need a hand?

    8
    34 votes
    • PROS: Great Ad-blocking feature., Designed for one-hand control, Features instant search, Fast and smooth browsing
    • CONS: No widget, Does not feature a reading mode or list
  • B.VPN

    1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    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

    9
    11 votes
    • Mustang Browser

      1.44.46.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Alternative: Browse The Web With Greater Ease For Free.

      7
      110 votes
      • PROS: Fast interface, Strong ad-blocking
      • CONS: Limited configuration, Few themes
    • Orbitum

      21.0.1215.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Establishing different connections

      7
      236 votes
      • PROS: Built-in chat box, Built-in music player, Focuses on blocking malicious sites, Change Facebook and VK theme
      • CONS: Focus is mainly on Facebook, Limited browser customization options, Supports limited social media accounts, Does not allow multiple logins
    • Remove Ads

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      System wide ad removal

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

      for Chrome Alpha 2014.5.29

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Secure your browser from trackers with Privacy Badger

      8
      29 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.
    • 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
    • Kaspersky Small Office Security

      9.1.0.59

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Total protection for small and medium offices

      7
      14 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
    • 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
    • AMC Security

      Android 5.4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

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

      8
      116 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
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    17.0.185.1002123927.9Windows,Android,iPhone
    23.5.117327.5Windows
    34.9.02057.5Android
    421.0.1215.02366.7Windows
    51.12.31955.6Mac
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