Best Adblocker for Safari 12?

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  1. AjTee macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys,

    What adblocker do you recommend for Safari 12 ?

    Rgds.
     
  2. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    Wipr
     
  3. AjTee thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. sosumi99 macrumors 6502

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    uBlock Origin (not "uBlock") still works well. It will give you that scary warning about how it may slow down your browsing, but it works fine.
     
  5. AjTee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it slow down or drain battery in practice?
     
  6. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    Never tried it. I would go with the Wipr, it's excellent. Also I have the same MBP 2017 as you do ;)
     
  7. artfossil macrumors 65816

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    I'm using Ka-Block now, after a long time with Ad Block. I'm really liking Ka-Block especially because its description says it "does not have permission to read or transmit content from any web pages."
     
  8. AjTee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Currently I can recommend uBlock Origin. Very good one. Using for 3 hours - tracking blocked, adverts blocked on every website.

    You can install from here safely: extension gallery
     
  9. sosumi99 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't done a formal test, but I don't notice the slowdown. Technically, I can see this going either way. Blocking many ads will reduce the amount of crap that must be downloaded, which ought to speed up rendering. But it is also an extra step in the processing. I suspect for sites heavily junked up with ads you'd see a net improvement in speed, perhaps even dramatically so. Maybe a barely perceptible slowdown in the case of very clean sites.
     
  10. AjTee thread starter macrumors regular

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    For now I do not see any slowdown so far best adblocker :)
     
  11. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    Wipr.

    Lightweight, doesn’t track anything, works well.
     
  12. AjTee thread starter macrumors regular

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    uBlock Origin also, is removes tracks of our network activity.
     
  13. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    This. It is has down the best one IMO
     
  14. upandown macrumors 6502

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    No.

    Edit: whoops didn’t see you already got it
     
  15. culb0743 macrumors member

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    Another vote for Wipr. Longtime Ghostery user, switched to 1Blocker when Safari content blockers were introduced, and then I happened upon Wipr. 1Blocker is good if you like precision drilling down into html and javascript or creating your own custom blockers. Wipr is "set-it-and-forget-it."
     
  16. wubsylol macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently using Ublock Origin but plan to switch to something from the App Store (because assumedly Apple will completely disable non-app store extension functionality eventually). What I like about UO is that it completely removes ad spaces on pages - rather than just blocking the ad - so you've no evidence of where an ad was at all.

    Does Wipr do this?
     
  17. ales876 macrumors regular

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    Just set up a new machine, so I see Wipr is it then? So Ghostery and uBlock can be removed?

    I'm searching as well for other privacy extensions...chrome and Firefox have a ********. you guys have any other suggestions?
     
  18. archvile macrumors 6502

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    This is the case with all of the "content blockers", as opposed to the older style ad-blocking extensions (such as uBlock Origin). This is why Apple is pushing people to use the content blockers instead of ad-block extensions - content blockers cannot read or view any information about any website visited.

    As an aside, I highly recommend Wipr. Works across both macOS and iOS.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 29, 2018 ---
    Yes.
     
  19. Venderious macrumors regular

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    I've been using Wipr for a little longer than a year. Also bought it for two dollars for iPhone. Never had any problems, works all the time.
     
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    Yes on Mac it is (atleast when I got it). On iOS you pay a small price.
     
  22. archvile macrumors 6502

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    Actually on the Mac there are 2 versions - the content blocker extension from Apple's site, and the version in the App Store. The version in the App Store is the one that will be updated going forward, and it is slightly different in that it actually has an app you can launch where you can make it update the block list. The older extension did not have this, and also is not being updated going forward (but I believe it will still update blocking rules).

    The App Store version also works around the content blocker rule limitation by having 3 "parts" you have to activate in the Safari extensions. Just like the iOS version.

    I believe this App Store version is also $2, like the iOS version.
     
  23. AjTee, Sep 29, 2018
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    Yes, bought from AppStore for $2.

    Do I have to enable 3 parts of this extension in Safari?

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    Then update lists...

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    After that can I quit application and enabled extensions in Safari will still work fine?

    Rgds.


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    uBlock Origin a lot better, Wipr cannot whitelist websites....
     
  24. Venderious macrumors regular

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    May I ask what your reason is for the need to whitelist websites?
     

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