This documentation is outdated. Please visit the documentation for TBlock 2.7.0 or later.
Once TBlock is installed, we need to configure it so that is suits our needs. The first thing to do is to choose the level of protection to use.
If you use the GUI, a wizard will guide us through the process of setting everything up when launched for the first time. If we want to use the command-line, we have to run:
$ sudo tblock -1 $ sudo tblock --init
Next we should see the following prompt on our screen:
> Welcome to TBlock! :: Please choose the profile that suits your needs the best:  None: lets you configure everything yourself  Light: light protection, some ads and trackers won't be blocked  Balanced: perfect solution for regular users  Aggressive: powerful, yet it may break some web pages Your choice [default=2]:
Once our choice is made, we just have to type the number corresponding to the profile we want to use. Everything is then configured.
One of TBlock's great features is its ability to automatically update blocklists. This can be achieved by using the built-in daemon,
tblockd. To enable automatic updates, we need to enable and activate the system service called
This feature is still work-in-progress for Windows and macOS. Manual updates are required for both of these platforms. More information is available here.
❓ How to tell if I'm using systemd?
If you have no idea what systemd is, you're probably using it.
$ sudo systemctl enable tblockd --now
$ sudo rc-update add tblockd $ sudo rc-service tblockd start
$ sudo tblockd --daemon