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negativzero

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Jul 19, 2011
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Just fired up the Mojave update and AdBlock Plus isn't working on Safari now, what are you guys using???
 

kemo

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Oct 29, 2008
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Thanks but is there anything that is free??? AdBlock Plus was free btw
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.
 

OemDef

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Jul 7, 2015
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Just fired up the Mojave update and AdBlock Plus isn't working on Safari now, what are you guys using???
AdBlockPlus still works fine for me, if macOS has disabled it – just try enabling it manually in Safari preferences
 

negativzero

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Jul 19, 2011
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AdBlockPlus still works fine for me, if macOS has disabled it – just try enabling it manually in Safari preferences
Nope, doesn't work for me now, Safari has uninstalled AdBlockPlus and can't be found in extensions now.
Setup a Pi-Hole instead of relying on browser extensions.
That only works at home though, if you take your computer for work out its better to use browser extensions.
 

Starship67

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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.
 
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OemDef

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Jul 7, 2015
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...Safari has uninstalled AdBlockPlus and can't be found in extensions now...

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.
 

nn88

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Oct 20, 2014
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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.
 
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dmelgar

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Apr 29, 2005
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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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3lite

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Nov 7, 2011
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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?

Do yourself a favor and delete all of those extensions.

All you need is uBlock Origin regardless of browser.
 
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nn88

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Oct 20, 2014
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Do yourself a favor and delete all of those extensions.

All you need is uBlock Origin regardless of browser.
does.

not.

work.

on.

youtube.

and.

safari 12.

What aren't you all getting about this???
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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?
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.
 

lec0rsaire

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Feb 23, 2017
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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.
[doublepost=1538874671][/doublepost]
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.

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!
 

nn88

macrumors regular
Oct 20, 2014
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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.
[doublepost=1538874671][/doublepost]

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

THIS. DID. NOT. WORK. ON. YOUTUBE!
 

lec0rsaire

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Feb 23, 2017
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I don't know if I'm not being clear.

THIS. DID. NOT. WORK. ON. YOUTUBE!

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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