Best ad-blocker these days? Glimmerblocker seems to slow Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Random Gecko, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Random Gecko macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    London, England
    Is it still Glimmerblocker when using Safari and AdBlock/ABP in Chrome?

    I really like the idea of Glimmerblocker but it seems to slow my page loading a bit?
  2. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I use AdBlock and Ghostery on Safari and have not noticed any effect on on speed.

    Admittedly, I am not terrifically sensitive to microsecond changes in loading time, so I may not be the best judge.:p
  3. 827538 macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I couldn't get these working right so went back to using Firefox + Adblock. Would you say it's possible to get the same ad-free experience, like no youtube ads etc?
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    When loading a page that has many "trackers", Ghostery seems to "hold up" the loading process momentarily while it "establishes" the blocks. Then the page content is displayed.

    This is "slightly noticeable" to me when a page loads, but not particularly bothersome.

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