AdBlock Plus not working

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by negativzero, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. negativzero macrumors 6502a

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    Just fired up the Mojave update and AdBlock Plus isn't working on Safari now, what are you guys using???
     
  2. kemo macrumors 6502a

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    try AdGuard, you would not want to go back.
     
  3. negativzero thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks but is there anything that is free??? AdBlock Plus was free btw
     
  4. kemo macrumors 6502a

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    The extension is free of charge, and allows configuration of block lists, custom block rules etc...supports native Content Blocking API in Safari and is blazing fast, only limit is you can't have more than 50k rules active. Which is sufficient for me, but it really depends...

    https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.adguard.safari-N33TQXN8C7

    They offer additional services which are paid, but the free extension will offer the same if not better service as Adblock did.
     
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  6. OemDef macrumors newbie

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    AdBlockPlus still works fine for me, if macOS has disabled it – just try enabling it manually in Safari preferences
     
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Setup a Pi-Hole instead of relying on browser extensions.
     
  8. negativzero thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, doesn't work for me now, Safari has uninstalled AdBlockPlus and can't be found in extensions now.
    That only works at home though, if you take your computer for work out its better to use browser extensions.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. Use a VPN and route your remote clients through it to obtain its DNS resolution.
     
  10. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    Im using Adblock ultimate safari disabled it saying it would slow down the web browsing. I reenabled it and I can't tell any difference.
     
  11. OemDef macrumors newbie

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    Whoa. That sucks. I'm super lucky then, because Safari just disabled it without removal.

    A lot of people recommend using Wipr, however I've never used it, but it may be worth giving a try, since soon there will be no options. Maybe one day ABP will join Safari Extensions Store.
     
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  13. Sovon Halder macrumors 6502

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    Also says 'will slow down will compiuter' just like adblock.

    Whenever I try to install an extension from the new app store, it installs a whole app. Da'hells going on!
     
  14. lungbutter macrumors newbie

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    Working for me. (?)
     
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  16. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Mine just says "no longer works" and cannot be enabled in Safari settings, as if it is gone.
    This is one reason I immediately fall back to HS.
     
  17. nn88 macrumors newbie

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    This isn't working for me either on Mojave Beta 10.14 on safari. I'm getting every ad possible on youtube.

    Not wipr.

    Not Adguard.

    Not unlock origin.

    None of them work.
     
  18. KGB7 macrumors 6502a

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    Same issue as well. Have to wait for the developers to update it on their end.
     
  19. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    I have a bunch of ad blockers installed with Safari on Mojave and ads are getting through. I'm using Safari 12.0 on Mac OS X 10.14.

    What has Apple done to break ad blocking?

    This may be the last straw. I have one adblocker installed in Chrome and its effectively blocking ads. Unless I find a solution, I will give up on Safari until this is fixed.

    I currently have extensions installed for
    - Ka-Block!
    - AdBlock Engine
    - Adblock Plus

    They're still letting ads through. "AdBlock" on Chrome is working perfectly. What gives?
     
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  21. 3lite, Oct 6, 2018
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    Do yourself a favor and delete all of those extensions.

    All you need is uBlock Origin regardless of browser.
     
  22. nn88 macrumors newbie

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    does.

    not.

    work.

    on.

    youtube.

    and.

    safari 12.

    What aren't you all getting about this???
    --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2018 ---
    Its super frustrating because you get the sense no one is seriously reading the complaints here.

    We know what we're doing.

    none of these adblockers are working.
     
  23. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

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    Use and enable the old Adblock extension. It is called Adblock.safariextz. Once you find it either in a Time Machine backup or somewhere on the web, go to ~Library/Safari/Extensions and paste it in there. If you no longer have an extensions folder then just create one. The regular "AdBlock" not Adblock Plus works great for me on 10.14 Safari 12.0. No ads in Youtube and only some non-intrusive ads elsewhere. I have crypto mining blocked as well as Malware protection enabled.

    Edit: For anyone that wants it, here is a copy of my AdBlock extension. It will be up for 30 days.:
    https://ufile.io/3q7wu

    If you prefer ublock Origin just look for the corresponding .safariextz file. Keep in mind that by the end of the year or the start of next year, these old extensions will cease to work at all in an upcoming version of Safari. It will be terrible since every adblocker in the Mac App Store has terrible reviews. They either don't block ads as well or consume a ridiculous amount of resources. In addition who wants to have apps for each extension cluttering their Launchpad? Not me! I will have no choice but to install and use Chrome even though I prefer using Safari because it is more energy efficient on my MacBook Pro.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2018 ---
    Here you go dude: https://ufile.io/3q7wu
    It's the original AdBlock.safariextz latest version! Just put it in the folder I mentioned above and enable it in Safari's preferences. It should work. Good luck!
     
  24. nn88 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if I'm not being clear.

    THIS. DID. NOT. WORK. ON. YOUTUBE!
     
  25. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

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    It works perfectly for me. I just opened YT and loaded video after video from CNBC which always has forced ads on every clip. Try deleting your entire Safari cache and try again. Preferences/Advanced/Show Developer menu/Empty Cache.
    You will lose your history of course.
     

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