hi,Hello @Evjl's Rain !
Sadly today I was informed (@imuade ) about K9. For me K9 was an exceptional alternative (without the ugly/nightmare blocking lists). Anyway, now I am looking for a K9 replacement. In my opinion, you are the highest authority in this subject, so please allow me to consult you:
1) Browser extensions/add-ons are a pain in the @ss. So, I have two alternatives: To use native internal browser blocking tools, or to use system/network/desktop level alternatives for blocking tracking/ads/malware. With regards to this second alternative (system/network/desktop level), I already know about Pi-hole, Adguard-desktop, Comodo Firewall, and DNS services. Do you know any other good system/network/desktop level alternative for blocking tracking/ads/malwares?
2) I still have Comodo Firewall/CS' settings. I can use the "Web Filter" option in order to customize my blocked lists. Please, can you update your recommended lists for blocking tracking, ads and malwares?
Thank you in advance!
Forticlient web filter only is probably the best alternative for K9
other solutions are usually packed with their antivirus engines => more conflicts
panda web filter (standalone program) is extremely bad
1/ browser extensions: for me they are not bad. Just use these 2 extensions together: windows defender browser protection + emsisoft browser security => speed, super light & stable, good enough. They are the only painless extensions I can find
about system-wise adblocking, I only use adguard DNS. I don't want to waste any money for external devices for a minimal gain with my usage
you can use pihole. I think it's the best for many people. Some people like me don't need it
desktop programs like adguard will definitely cause some conflicts/trouble in some situations (adguard desktop and AV's certificates, for example) + slow down your machine. Some people can notice it, some don't
2/ I don't like using comodo's webfilter. Firstly, you have to manually update the customized list yourself and it's not a pleasant experience. Slow, buggy + you won't get the latest update everyday