Best AdBlocking Extension for Safari 8?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by That-Guy, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering what Extensions people are using for AdBlocking while using Safari?

    I am currently using AdBlock but I also know there are others like AdBlock Plus.

    I was using µBlock when I was on Mavericks with Google Chrome but love the new Safari in Yosemite so don't want to install Chrome too and µBlock isn't available for Safari as far as I know.
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    They all kind of suck for Safari because they can't block pre roll video ads. Arguably the most annoying kind of ads, so that is a pretty fatal flaw in all of them.
     
  3. viizi macrumors regular

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    this is the only thing that stops me from using Safari
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    It is not an extension per se, I use a software firewall. Safari is whitelisted, in that it has a (short) list of sites it is allowed to contact. I do not see many ads this way. Yes, it can be a pain to manage, and some things break. It is all a matter of priorities :)

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  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    I'm using adguard as adblock and adblock+ slowed down safari browsing
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Me too. I like the new Safari but I'm stuck with Firefox until Apple decides to allow more access to Safari's API.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    adguard IS pretty good (so far, only had it a few days). didn't really notice a slowdown with adblock plus tho...
     
  8. MacSumo macrumors regular

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    You could potentially also use the OSX's equivalent of a Windows hosts/Linux iptables file and block the IPs and domains of known ads.
     
  9. viizi macrumors regular

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    I could easily enjoy the internet ads but the video ads on youtube etc, that is just life wasting and pisses me off so much
     

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