Alternative to AdBlock for Safari 5?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nope7308, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    Does anyone know of a reasonable alternative to AdBlock for Safari? I would like an unobtrusive ad-blocking extension that is equally effective. I understand that it will not be officially supported, but that's fine so long as it doesn't compromise performance/security.

    AdBlock uses way too much memory and it cripples Safari, causing it to hang/crash repeatedly. You can find the bug report here:
    http://code.google.com/p/adblockfor...ec=ID Stars Type Status Priority Area Summary

    I'm tired of waiting for a fix...

    Thanks!
     
  2. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    Version 2.1.4 is quite stable. Previous versions use to crash TOO often.

    Best stability you can get is using GlimmerBlocker. It's a proxy filter so you can use it with any browser.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Been using AdBlocker since it came out in 64-bit and it has been rock stable
     
  4. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I've been using it for a day now without any issues! Quick question - does AdBlocker use the same subscription list as Safari AdBlock?

    I think I finally found a permanent solution. Thank you once again.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It uses EasyList, just like most of the adblockers do.
     

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