Decentraleyes alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Decentraleyes? During the review of Decentraleyes we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. hBlock (ad blocking and tracker/malware protection)
  2. MAT (removal of metadata)
  3. Privacy Badger (privacy protection for browsers)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Decentraleyes.

Alternatives (by score)

97

hBlock

Introduction

For the privacy-aware users, tools like hBlock can be helpful to block malicious domains, malware, advertisements, and trackers. Trackers could be pixels added to websites to track which pages you visited, which might invade your privacy.

Project details

hBlock is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Malware protection
    • Privacy enhancement
    • Provide anonymity

    hBlock review

    63

    MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit)

    Introduction

    Many file forms store sensitive data, like a location, author name, or even the date and time. This toolkit can remove these bits of data while allowing the file to be used as before.

    Project details

    MAT is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Privacy enhancement

      MAT review

      100

      Privacy Badger

      Introduction

      Privacy Badger provides protection against website visitor trackers. These trackers come in the form of beacons or invisible pixels and have the goal to collect information about the browser. This data is often shared by third parties and used to create a profile of a particular browser. As minor differences for each user may lead to an individual user, these third parties may even link some of the data to the related individual. Tools like Privacy Badger do not provide guarantees that they block everything, yet can decrease the amount of data greatly.

      Project details

      Privacy Badger is written in JavaScript.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • + Supported by a large company
      • + Well-known tool
      • - Many provided pull requests are still open

      Typical usage

      • Privacy enhancement

      Privacy Badger review

      72

      Algo VPN

      Introduction

      Algo VPN allows you to run your own VPN service using common cloud providers. Most devices do not need client software, as it uses generic VPN components. For security reasons, Algo VPN supports only IKEv2 using strong cryptographic protocols (AES-GCM, SHA2, and P-256) and WireGuard. It can block advertisements, tunnel traffic via SSH, and helps to automate configuration.

      Project details

      Algo VPN is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + More than 9000 stars
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Data encryption
      • Privacy enhancement

      Algo VPN review

      93

      BleachBit

      Introduction

      With the help of BleachBit, the system can be kept clean and increase privacy in the process.

      Items that can be cleaned by BleachBit include:


      • Browser cache

      • Cookies

      • Internet history

      • Temporary files

      • Log files

      The tool can 'shred' files to ensure the data can no longer be retrieved, opposed to just deleting it.

      Project details

      81

      OnionShare

      Introduction

      This tool is useful for sharing sensitive data, including information to be shared with journalists where you rather stay anonymously. It can also be helpful for sharing bigger amounts of data, without having to use a typical cloud service like Dropbox.

      Project details

      OnionShare is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
      • + Many releases available
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • File sharing

        OnionShare review

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