Content blockers?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by kat.hayes, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a content blocker for Mac OS that can be used to block all ads, trackers, etc. across my Mac regardless of which program I might be using?

    Thanks.
     
  2. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    Get weblock on iOS. And you can add the link into your network settings
     
  3. Scorned macrumors newbie

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  4. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing that will do this for you is a proxy or VPN service where all of your internet traffic is routed through it, otherwise you would need to install a content blocker for each browser but that won't block content or traffic that happens outside of it.

    You can also use private browsing modes that are available in most browsers these days, but that doesn't generally block content so you would still need a content blocker to block ads and such.

    I don't currently use a proxy or VPN service so I have no idea which to recommend.
     
  5. upandown macrumors regular

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    The first two replies on this thread Fail at reading the basic details.

    To the OP, for a system wide MacOS blocker check this out.

    https://github.com/essandess/osxfortress

    I haven't used it myself so I can't help much but it looks sound.
     
  6. grgsiocl macrumors regular

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    Adguard pro does the job. I am using it for a while now and happy with the app.
     
  7. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    You haven't used what you recommended and yet you give me grief for recommending something I have used?

    Yeah, you're cool.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    To be fair you talked about using something on iOS when the OP's question was about the Mac.
     
  9. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    The proxy link used to filter stuff on iOS can also be done in the computer.

    I've paid once for a systemwide content blocker and am able to use it on all of my Apple devices
     
  10. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    This works on a Mac how...?

    He also said the proxy URL in the app could be added to network settings (on the Mac).
     

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