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Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Does adblockers slow Safari 6 ?

I'm running Mountain Lion and would like to know if ad-blocker extensions slow Safari 6 down. I have been previously using an ad-blocker extension from (http://safariadblock.com) but had huge spikes in Safari browser usage on Activity Monitor. Are there any other better ad-blockers available for Safari 6 ?
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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I'm running Mountain Lion and would like to know if ad-blocker extensions slow Safari 6 down. I have been previously using an ad-blocker extension from (http://safariadblock.com) but had huge spikes in Safari browser usage on Activity Monitor. Are there any other better ad-blockers available for Safari 6 ?
I find glimmerblocker to work better, and it works for any and all browsers.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:33 AM   #3
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I have no issues with adblock on S6
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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adblocker actually speeds safari up since ads/banners aren't loaded.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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I find glimmerblocker to work better, and it works for any and all browsers.
I use GlimmerBlocker as well and I'd say it's much better overall than browser extensions; both solutions add overhead to every request but a proxy solution like GlimmerBlocker has better performance overall and it works for every browser on your machine, so if you have Google Chrome, FireFox etc. as well then it will work for these as well.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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google pictures seem to load a lot slower on my mac for some reason. the same happens when i have adblocker enabled on my iPad and iPhone using safari.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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I use Ghostery.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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ghostery isnt a adblocker, its turning u into a "ghost" for tracking
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I used to use AdBlock and found that it had a really bad memory leak. Couldn't even finish the Sunspider benchmark without eating all of my RAM.
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ghostery isnt a adblocker, its turning u into a "ghost" for tracking
It also blocks ads.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:36 PM   #11
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It also blocks ads.
I've looked around the Ghostery website and see that it blocks scripts, web bugs, trackers.. but can't find anything about it blocking ads. Where can this information be found?
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:49 PM   #12
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I've looked around the Ghostery website and see that it blocks scripts, web bugs, trackers.. but can't find anything about it blocking ads. Where can this information be found?
I found out by youtube vid and i'm running it now. I see no ad here and on most site that I visit.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:53 PM   #13
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I found out by youtube vid and i'm running it now. I see no ad here and on most site that I visit.
Ah yes, I do seem to remember that in the options. I think when most people talk about ad blocking, they are referring to advertisements on the web pages themselves, not solely in videos.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 04:59 PM   #14
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Ghostery is robust and effective

I'm using Ghostery for the very first time today and my initial perception is pretty positive. It embeds itself well with Safari 6.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 05:14 PM   #15
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Ah yes, I do seem to remember that in the options. I think when most people talk about ad blocking, they are referring to advertisements on the web pages themselves, not solely in videos.
One of the best i've seen. I have it in chrome and firefox.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 05:36 PM   #16
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Not at all. It will make some sites look funny like MacRumors because there will just be some empty space here and there.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 06:34 PM   #17
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Not at all. It will make some sites look funny like MacRumors because there will just be some empty space here and there.
Glimmerblocker does that also.
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Old Aug 7, 2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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Adblock doesn't seem to have any noticeable affect on Safari's speed, but I'm getting pop-up ads even with it installed and "block pop-up windows" checked in preferences.
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Adblock doesn't seem to have any noticeable affect on Safari's speed, but I'm getting pop-up ads even with it installed and "block pop-up windows" checked in preferences.
In fact, it has, although I got quite powerful MBP I still see performance decrease in Safari's speed while I have opened multiple tabs with quite a lot ads on them. I have looked under the hood of AdBlock Extension and no doubt it's so slow when working on multiple tabs. After I turned off AdBlock and installed GlimmerBlocker the result of blocking ads is the same, if not better, but the performance of Safari is whole new story. Thanks for mentioning GlimmerBlocker never heard of it before.
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I'm running Mountain Lion and would like to know if ad-blocker extensions slow Safari 6 down. I have been previously using an ad-blocker extension from (http://safariadblock.com) but had huge spikes in Safari browser usage on Activity Monitor. Are there any other better ad-blockers available for Safari 6 ?
Simple answer is yes. They use CPU cycles and memory.
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 10:27 AM   #21
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How do you disable these new In-Video Ads that play before your videos and sometimes during?
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