I would like to develop a GUI app to block ads, malware etc., system-wide, with these features:
System-wide blocking (not confined to a specific browser/app).
Uses a collection of reputed hosts files unified by StevenBlack ( github.com/StevenBlack/hosts ) - this is the default used on pi-hole (other good hosts files are also welcome).
Options (checkboxes) to block these (corresponding to the extensions in StevenBlack’s hosts blocklist):
- Ads, malware, adware, spyware and other junk.
- No websites will break during normal browsing (for people who don’t visit very bad websites).
Note that a similar app exists on MX Linux, antiX Linux and Peppermint Linux (called
If this is a good idea, I’m ready to begin its development.
Please give your valuable comments and suggestions (and if you like this).