Adblock Plus ( the original ) is coming to Safari!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Risco, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Risco macrumors 68000

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  2. ecrispy macrumors regular

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    This will be great! ABP is the best software on Windows.
     
  3. alstrike macrumors regular

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    I´ve never needed anything else than safariadblock.
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    So his AdBlock is not the original AdBlock?

    And the original is the one with the "Acceptable Ads" that just blocks the ads from companies who don't bribe AdBlock Plus?

    Pass.
     
  5. ufkdo, Nov 10, 2013
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    Adblock is better than Adblock Plus by any means. Adblock Plus accepts "donations" from advertisers not to block their ads, whereas Adblock blocks anything you want by default.
     
  6. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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    AdBlock Plus is one of the biggest scams on the planet.

    They are literally extorting money from advertisers and make millions of it by showing you these payed ads.

    This was all over german blogosphere / news a couple of months ago.

    PLEASE use Adblock or something else. NEVER use AdBlock Plus and do not install it if you maintain someone else's computer or if asked about it.
     
  7. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Total scaremongering!

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/adblock-plus-whitelist-acceptable-ads-numbers/

    You can opt out as well

    https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads#optout

    Business need to make money and advertising is a great source. It is when they become intrusive, not relevant or ruin the layout of a site that I have an issue.
     
  8. Shrink, Nov 11, 2013
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    Shrink macrumors G3

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    In short, AdBlock Plus blocks ads that they decide should be blocked (whatever their rationale)...and Adblock Safari Extension blocks all ads, leaving it up to the user to decide if particular ads should be shown.

    For me, I would rather all ads be blocked, and that AdBlock Plus not decide for me what ads are OK not to block...their rationale (and payments?) notwithstanding.
     
  9. josh.b macrumors regular

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    the only ads i can't stand is youtube ones. If it were not for youtube ads I would not care to use an adblocker. F I hate youtube ads.

    Adblock has been a bitch buggy lately with youtube ads. If Adblock Plus can fix this I will gladly use it.
     
  10. Oz. macrumors regular

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    GlimmerBlocker is the best from my point of view

    What about GlimmerBlocker? one app installed and block the ads in all browsers ;)
     
  11. Oz. macrumors regular

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    What are you talking about? I don't see any ads!

    ABP is the best ad blocker right now

    https, gzip support and many more (unlike other paid ad blockers)

    removes all the ads on youtube and facebook including new feeds ones

    and the filter list Easylist and Fanboy's merged, this mean that they are better than ever.


    I use it on Firefox and is great!!!

    :D
     
  12. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    An alternative for Mac is http://glimmerblocker.org.

    It works as proxy, so filters everywhere (Internet enabled apps) ads.
     
  13. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    For me the same... But It has a Big Problem. It cannot block youtube ads. :(
     
  14. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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  16. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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    I think Adblock wouldn't manipulate the YT streams as efficiently as Click2plugin does, so it's better left to the latter.
     
  17. Domelo macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps, you're right, but it seems as if adblock and many other alternatives are just like the antiviruses. Since every antivirus has its own specialty and removes some threats and keeps some into the system, ad blocker sort of software extensions like adblock chrome, safari, or IE also do the same (if I am not wrong). So, why shouldn't we go for such an option that offers everything and is compatible with all browsers? I've found Adguard - Adblock as a solution. What do you think about it? Did you try it before?
     
  18. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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    No, I didn'.t This is however a fully commercial product (judging by the download size - a quite massive one) and I am rather into supporting developers directly than paying a company to remove ads from my browser. It also doesn't seem to support my region directly, but that's only from what I can see, I didn't have the opportunity to use this software.
     
  19. Domelo macrumors newbie

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    Well, I don't think it's region specific. It must be for the global users because commercial products that go live are usually for global purposes. You can follow its official page (http://adguard.com/en/welcome.html) to verify that it'sglobal. Regarding payment for ad blocking software, I think every good product is normally premium. Anyway, the choice is yours.
     
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    lol, supporting people by getting rid of their ads. Sounds like a plan.
     
  22. hwojtek macrumors 6502a

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    https://getadblock.com/#about
    I wrote "supporting developers" not "companies". And since you obviously have no idea that AdBlock can also work as a very effective porn filter, please refrain from laughing your ass loud because of me paying for a small piece of useful software for my kid's computer.
     
  23. Oberhorst macrumors member

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    This can be deactivated in the options. Don’t get too upset, bad for the heart.

    I just switched from Adblock to ABP. It’s so much better, I had some problems with AdBlock regarding Google and some Javascript content lately. And it looks better at that.
     
  24. rozermartin28 macrumors newbie

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    Adblock Plus ( the original ) is coming to Safari!

    This is rally a great news. Ad block plus is one of the amazing tools for linux and windows operating systems.:)
     

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