Ad blockers

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  1. sjleworthy, May 8, 2016
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    sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    hi guys, most of this has been discussed previously, but i thought it'd good to get opinions all in 1 thread.

    My safari experience on the iPad Pro was getting slow and jerky until i discovered the magic of an ad blocker.
    Under recommendation here i installed Purify. Workded a dream. Silky fast and smooth browsing. But more and more in recent times safari has been slowly reverting back to it's old slow and jerky self. Purify seems to be failing for whatever reasons.

    So.....

    1. What other ad blockers are there that seem to do a great job? Dont mind paying of course.
    2. Can i install and use a few together? Or must i dissable/uninstall other ones first?

    Any other app or tips or recommendations?

    Thank you
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for Adguard. I've tried several of the content blockers, both paid and free, and Adguard has outperformed them all. Kudos to the Adgaurd developers.
     
  4. JonnyBlaze, May 8, 2016
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    JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    While not an ad blocker exactly, I highly recommend the Disconnect.me products. They offer tracker protection, but has the effect of removing ads, with the bonus that it works across all iOS apps. If you just want tracker/ad protection, there's the one off fee Pro app, or their premium app is a monthly fee which adds in a VPN too. I use the premium app on iOS and OS X and I wouldn't be without it now. One month free trial available too it seems.

    Disconnect Premium Privacy, Performance and VPN by Disconnect
    https://appsto.re/gb/6TKW3.i
     
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  6. Fontane macrumors regular

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    I've had the same issue as OP. Tried a few different ad blockers and both got less effective over time.

    Any reason not to run multiple ad blockers?
     
  7. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was one of my questions too - any harm running multiple ad blockers, or do they conflict anywhere?
     
  8. brewmonkey macrumors regular

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    According to some surveys Adblock Plus has the biggest share of content blocking. I've been happy with it, and it's open source.
     
  9. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Peace since launch. Has done me very well. I used to run a few (3) at the same time but Peace seems sufficient. I don't believe there are any negative reasons to.
     
  10. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    I use the premium version of 1Blocker. I like it but have not compared it to anything else.
     
  11. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I was using two contact blockers at the same time back when I was using purify. I never saw any issues.
     
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