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jparker402

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I got that one, too, but had problems (or thought I did). Called AdGuard. Apparently there is a program for Safari and a different one for the Mac. What do you have, Marc, and why?
 

StarShot

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What's the purpose of an "ad blocker" if the website denys entry unless you turn the ad blocker off?
 

HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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What's the purpose of an "ad blocker" if the website denys entry unless you turn the ad blocker off?

Any site that denies me access due to running an ad blocker is just left behind. I can find what I need elsewhere. As far as I am concerned, they are just shooting themselves in the foot by blocking my access, missing a possible sale they could have had.
 

russell_314

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I know it's not exactly what you asked but I use uBlock Origin on Firefox. I use that for my general web browsing and Safari for paying bills etc where I don't need ad blocking.

I haven't found anything to work on Safari since version 13. Apple is under lots of pressure from advertisers so they stopped them from working effectively. If you're dead set on Safari your only option would be to downgrade to version 12 but I'm not even sure if that's possible and would likely come with security risks.
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What's the purpose of an "ad blocker" if the website denys entry unless you turn the ad blocker off?
I haven't found this to be too common. I think a few sites but honestly I can't remember what ones and I just close them and go elsewhere like the OP said.
 

Marc_S

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I got that one, too, but had problems (or thought I did). Called AdGuard. Apparently there is a program for Safari and a different one for the Mac. What do you have, Marc, and why?
I've been using AdGaurd on my 2017 MBP for the past 2 years with no issues on Safari or Chrome. If AdGuard blocks a site incorrectly (by my own subjective opinion) I just add it to the Whitelist.
 

jparker402

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Jun 7, 2016
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I've been using AdGaurd on my 2017 MBP for the past 2 years with no issues on Safari or Chrome. If AdGuard blocks a site incorrectly (by my own subjective opinion) I just add it to the Whitelist.
Which AdGuard do you use? AdGuard for Safari or AdGuard for the Mac?
 

UKBeast

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Jan 21, 2010
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I know it's not exactly what you asked but I use uBlock Origin on Firefox. I use that for my general web browsing and Safari for paying bills etc where I don't need ad blocking.

I haven't found anything to work on Safari since version 13. Apple is under lots of pressure from advertisers so they stopped them from working effectively. If you're dead set on Safari your only option would be to downgrade to version 12 but I'm not even sure if that's possible and would likely come with security risks.
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I haven't found this to be too common. I think a few sites but honestly I can't remember what ones and I just close them and go elsewhere like the OP said.

How come apple stops safari addons not to work efficently or it is the addon maker not being updated and optimized well ?
 

russell_314

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How come apple stops safari addons not to work efficently or it is the addon maker not being updated and optimized well ?
Without having inside knowledge of Apple it's impossible to say how come. What is known is that Apple updated Safari in a way that caused current ad blockers to be unusable. Why could be Apple under pressure from advertising companies (My belief) or maybe Tim Cook just being himself. There is no way for the ad blockers to do what they did before. Now you can do ad blocking other ways but just not within Safari or at least not effectively. I chose to use Firefox because it's not a resource hog like Chrome and doesn't have any Google tracking attached.

This article explains a lot
 

johnscully

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Sep 11, 2010
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Safari 13 is severely grippled Adblocker-wise, unfortunately. Switched to Chrome (+ uBlock Origin) because of that. Nothing from the Safari-Blockers comes even close. Tested AdGuard (blocked not as much, made browsing slower), 1Blocker, Wipr and others – nothing compares to uBlock Origin.
 

Analog Kid

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Mar 4, 2003
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I like Ghostery

I stopped using it because Safari doesn't give assurances that Ghostery can't view or transmit data from webpages...

I think it was built before the Safari content blocker protocol was released.
 

danano

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Dec 3, 2017
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Ghostery was updated to Ghostery Lite, which works in conjunction with Apple's content blocker protocols, and in my experience works well with Safari.
 
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pullman

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Ghostery was updated to Ghostery Lite, which works in conjunction with Apple's content blocker protocols, and in my experience works well with Safari.
I'm just resurfacing this thread because I just tried to install Ghostery Lite, which I've used on my other Macs, on my MBA 11" running Catalina and found out that the App Store version requires macOS 12. Does anyone know where I can find a version that works with Catalina (or is it possible to copy the extension from another Mac)?
 
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