Best AdBlocking Extension for Safari 8?

That-Guy

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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.
 

johnnnw

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Feb 7, 2013
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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.
 

viizi

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Dec 2, 2010
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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.
this is the only thing that stops me from using Safari
 

Alrescha

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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 :)

A.
 

MacSumo

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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.
 

viizi

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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.
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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