do you use an ad blocker with safari?

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Do you use an ad blocker with safari?

  1. Yes

    133 vote(s)
    93.7%
  2. No, because I haven't found a good one yet

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. No, because I don't use safari (use other browser that has it)

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  4. No, because I'm worried about instability

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  5. No, because of some other reason

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Used too, then found out lot of sites won't function properly because you have adblock. :(
     
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried different ones?

    Did the one you tried allow you to disable it on a per site basis?
     
  4. addamas macrumors 6502

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    With 1Blocker everything is ok. But does not block in-app ads
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No real consensus as different work fairly well and different people might prefer one or another for some reason or almost no reason (as long as it all works for them). There are some that are more popular--a good amount of that kind of discussion has taken place and still takes place at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-9-content-blockers-mini-reviews.1918483/
     
  6. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    Adguard is the best IMO. The only downside is the big size.
     
  7. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I use firefox focus. Haven't really tried any else so don't know if there are better alternatives but it does it's job. Slightly faster site loading and no ads. If I notice a issue with a site I just refresh without adblocker temporarily.
     
  8. DaIfoneboss macrumors regular

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    Purify for Safari is really incredible. Blocks tons of ads and still lets you comment on many sites no issues. It is about $2 but you get faster loading times of sites and less chance of a crash from the ads from sites, etc. Saves battery life and websites load faster, protects your privacy a bit too as all ad blockers typically help do

    I highly recommend Purify.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    While Purify is certainly a good one based on a lot of different feedback, there are certainly various free options that do the job just as well essentially.
     
  10. Bladery macrumors 6502

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    Is there an actual blocker where by default every website shows ads and you can create a blacklist?
    Because I don't want sites where I have to pay something to be ad blocked.
     
  11. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.

    Adguard has been my go to pick for awhile now as it blocks all ads, has no slowdown, doesn't break websites, and best of all... is completely free :)
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Can't say I've seen one where it works like that, mostly just where you can whitelist particular sites that you might want to.
     
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  14. exi macrumors 6502

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    For the Adguard fans: still using Adguard on macOS / any problems? Does the Safari extension still request unrestricted access to your information?

    I like to use the same extension on both iOS and macOS. Have been using Wipr to good effect for months now -- simple, easy, effective, clean, and fast. I do like granular controls, which is the only weak spot for my own personal taste.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I use Purify. Small app size and works very well. Other Ad blockers leave massive white space on the website, Purify does not.
     
  16. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I use Adguard, and in addition AdBlock for a more system-wide solution. I really have no idea if those two somehow clash with each other or something (or if just one would be enough), but this has been working fine for me so far.

    If I encounter a webpage that has trouble loading, I load it without an adblocker. But those really are few and far between.
     
  17. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

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    Can i ask a dumb question about ad blockers in general? Do they block the ad before it is downloaded, or does the ad still download but just not show up? I need to save against my data cap, so a blocker doesnt do me any good if the data is still coming down my satellite feed :)
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Since many advertise saving data it would seem that they would block actual downloading at least of some things that otherwise would be.
     
  19. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Do these block those spam ads that send you straight to the app store?
     
  20. Morod, Nov 22, 2016
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  21. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    Adguard is hands down the best. I use it on my Macs and my iOS devices.
     
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That depends on the developer, but a blocker can do either. The blockers I have tried (Crystal, Adguard, 1Block, Blockr, Firefox Focus) block websites at the source and stop them from loading at all.
     
  23. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

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    Thanks C DM and KALLT, that was helpful. I'll look into those you mention. Anything to save my data cap - we run around 80% with standard everyday browsing/email, and we have another adult moving in with us, so any savings will be great!
     
  24. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info guys. I have loaded Adguard.
     

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