Does any AdBlocker not slow Safari down a bit?

Random Gecko

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Sep 15, 2008
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London, England
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?
 

Tootall67

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Sep 25, 2014
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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.
 

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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Georgia
Not sure about Safari. I use Adblock Plus and Flashblock in Firefox and Chrome. Both speed up browsing significantly.
 

1911

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Mar 11, 2008
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Giving AdGuard a go. Doesn't seem to be blocking YouTube ads?
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
 

Random Gecko

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Sep 15, 2008
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London, England
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
What do I do with that?
 

Pakaku

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Aug 29, 2009
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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".
 

bully worm

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Sep 17, 2009
174
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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.