Dowloaded, installed Safari AdBlock - where is it?

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  1. onewmen macrumors newbie

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    Just got my new iMac yesterday, and trying to work things out.
    I searched this site, and can't seem to locate help; also googled my problem with little result.
    I downloaded and (I thought) installed Safari AdBlock (the file name is 0.4.0 RC3.pkg in the Downloads folder). I've done this probably 4 times, and I can't find any reference to the application anywhere on my computer, nor in Safari itself.
    There's a little open box with an emerging yellow cube in Downloads - Safari AdBlock. I double click, it installs, then it seems to end there. Can't find it.
    Safari still shows ads, so I don't think it's working, and I can't find AdBlock to try and amend settings.
    Please help. What am I missing? Where is it?
    Thanks...
    ~O
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    It's normally under Safari > Preferences, but it's not working on Snow Leopard if that's what you're using.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    It'll show up in Safari->Preferences if you open Safari in 32bit mode.
     
  4. onewmen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh.

    Thanks two you both.
    Yes, using Snow Leopard, and no, it's not in Preferences. Will this be fixed then? Is there a different version? Thanks for the info.
    As for 32 bit, that sounds too advanced for me on day 2 (or maybe it's not, I'm still uber-green)
    ~O
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  6. kfergiez macrumors 6502

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    The od thing is, I'm having the same trouble, however, I'm running Safari in 32-bit mode, I've got the preferences up to snuff in safari, but i'm still getting ads. It's just not blocking at all.
     
  7. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    I swtiched to this one..

    http://safariadblock.com/

    much better imho

    It does get confusing since they all have similar names!
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i would recommend using this extension as well if you have Safari 5. but first you would need to uninstall Safari Adblock (the plugin) from Safari's preferences.
     

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