Does any AdBlocker not slow Safari down a bit?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Random Gecko, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Random Gecko macrumors member

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    Glimmer blocker seems the best to me speed wise but it does that annoying thing where it doesn't re-render the page, and just leaves a massive white gap where the ad should be.

    Has anybody else found that AdBlock, AdBlock Plus and AdGuard add a little 'slow' into the party? AdGuard I guess seems the least offensive but I've only done a quick run through.

    Anybody have any insight?
     
  2. Tootall67 macrumors member

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    AdBlock Plus works for me with no problem, used it for years also on Firefox and Chrome. I find AdBlock Plus faster than AdBlock.
     
  3. johannnn macrumors 65816

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  4. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    Giving AdGuard a go. Doesn't seem to be blocking YouTube ads?
     
  5. Tootall67 macrumors member

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    also trying it. not bad. would like to try it on firefox too.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Not sure about Safari. I use Adblock Plus and Flashblock in Firefox and Chrome. Both speed up browsing significantly.
     
  7. 1911 macrumors member

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    I use AdGuard in conjunction with the hosts file. There are a few places to get a fairly updated hosts file. See below for a few lines from a hosts file.
    Code:
    127.0.0.1	s0.2mdn.net
    127.0.0.1	s1.2mdn.net
    127.0.0.1	adclick.g.doubleclick.net
    127.0.0.1	cm.g.doubleclick.net
    127.0.0.1	ad.doubleclick.net
    127.0.0.1	c.betrad.com
    127.0.0.1	track.eyeviewads.com
    127.0.0.1	analytics.bluekai.com
    127.0.0.1	adsrv247.com
    127.0.0.1	cp.pushwoosh.com
    127.0.0.1	adjuggler.com
    127.0.0.1	b.scorecardresearch.com
    127.0.0.1	ads.brand.net
    127.0.0.1	r.turn.com
    127.0.0.1	landing.redplum.com
    127.0.0.1	tags.mathtag,com
    127.0.0.1	openx.net
    127.0.0.1	mackeeper.zeobit.com
    127.0.0.1	zeobit.com
    127.0.0.1	www.mackeeper.com
    127.0.0.1	mackeeper.com
    127.0.0.1	mackeeper.net
    
    
     
  8. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    What do I do with that?
     
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  10. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    The Hosts Prefpane is what I use to edit the hosts file.

    Running Adblock Plus seems to kill youtube ads, on Firefox and Safari. Just make sure to uncheck "Allow some ads".
     
  11. bully worm macrumors regular

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    For Safari, adjured seems to be much lighter on resources.
    For Chrome, use uBlock. Much much lighter and faster then ABP.
     

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