Adblock Plus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by codger, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. codger macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    I notice Safari Extensions offers Adblock Plus. I have never used this before so thought I would ask before downloading it. I understand it works well but what are the downsides? e.g does it slow the computer ?
    Many thanks
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Adblock Plus does have "acceptable ads" meaning they let some ads through. It's not that resource intensive, but if you have an older machine I recommend using uBlock (ublock.org). It's basically the same thing but it uses way less resources.
     
  3. codger thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Hi,
    thanks for response. I have a 2011 MBP and got sick and tired of adverts so installed Adblock Plus. Works a treat. Have just replaced my desktop with a late 2015 iMac, but wanted a view on Adblock before I install it on that. In that my desktop is just about as new as can be should I go for Adblock?

    Many thanks
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    #4
    You can also disable those acceptable ads through settings. I don't want to allow even one ad to ever get through.
     

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