Best Content Blocker?

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  1. bgarrant macrumors newbie

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    I have been using Wipr but wondering if there are any better Content Blockers for Safari? Looking for something that integrates into Safari like Wipr does.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I'm using both uBlock Origin and Ghostery, they seem to work well.

    In the past I used AdBlock (not AdBlock Plus, which is a different product), which was also pretty good.

    This is probably the wrong forum though, you might have better luck in the Safari forum.
     
  3. bgarrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do those work with the safari API like Wipr and 1blocker?

     
  4. upandown, Jun 24, 2017
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    Ghostery is not needed when used with uBlock Origin. uBlock Origin has the same/more capabilities and does it better. You're slowing down performance by running both. Also I believe Ghostery was bought by a marketing company like Adblock.
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    uBlock Origin does not work with Apple's API's for good reason. Although I give a hats off to Apple for implementing such a feature their API is inferior and limited in function compared to uBlock Origin. For one, the API only allows a limited number of blocking filters.
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    To answer your question, uBlock Origin is hands down better than any other blocker. It's lighter, faster, uses less memory/CPU, blocks tracking and many other content types. It also has anti-blocking functionality. It's a HUGE deal that the creators are independently run and passionate about their product and won't be bought out or try and make money off your browsing. Every day another adblocker gets bought out by a marketing company.
     
  5. bgarrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good to know. Does uBlock Origin have an official installer yet?
     
  6. upandown, Jun 24, 2017
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    It does not. It's not in the safari extensions. But there is a very stable well working version on GitHub. Worth the 2 extra steps to install it.

    https://github.com/el1t/uBlock-Safari/releases

    The program gets updated around once a month.
    Edit: but the blocking filters get updated automatically all day, everyday.
     
  7. iDento macrumors 6502

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    1Blocker is good, it seems to get updates frequently, got some advanced settings that I don't actually use/need but you might like it.
     
  8. Tech198, Jun 25, 2017
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  9. shinji macrumors 65816

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    I use 1Blocker, which I like because it does a great job of hiding ads, but the built-in rules are too harsh. It will break some sites, and you'll have to whitelist occasionally.
     
  10. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    uBlock Origin, as many have mentioned. Also, GlimmerBlocker works at a lower level, as an http proxy. So whatever rules you use with GB work with any browser or http requester.
     
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  13. amors macrumors member

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    In the safari extensions - version 11. In github - beta 12.
     
  14. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    I am curious to know, what is Wipr falling short of?
     
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    Is there no way to unblock certain elements with uBlock? It really screws up YouTube, but there’s seemingly only “ON” or “OFF.”

    Am I missing something?
     
  17. upandown macrumors 6502

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    How does it screw up youtube? Works fine over here

    I don't believe you can unblock certain items like on the PC
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Myself and other users have noticed that with it enabled on Safari for OSX, odd elements either do or don’t load, comments may or may not show up, clicks for related videos don’t register (or are perhaps blocked). Etc.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/25135282/
     
  19. upandown macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. I haven't noticed but I also haven't looked. I'll take a look
     
  20. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using adguard. Haven't seen any issues with it yet and it does a pretty good job when it comes to ad blocking.
     
  21. home405a macrumors newbie

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    Adguard App is the best, but....another thing is the Privacy.....They can reed, modify,..your data
     
  22. Weaselboy, Sep 30, 2017
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    We are talking about content blockers here, not the Adguard App that uses a VPN to filter.

    The Adguard extension is a content blocker and if you turn off these two options, they cannot see any of your data.
     

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  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    They can't read or modify your data.
     
  24. home405a macrumors newbie

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    Adguard extension can Reed,modify...your data
     

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