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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zooby, Feb 19, 2015.
Why not test each one, and then pick the one you think works the best for you? That is a lot more logical and to the point, in my opinion.
None, try out uBlock instead. It uses far less resources than either. Check out the benchmarks. I've found Safari using around 300-600 MB of ram with uBlock, as opposed to 900-1.5 GB for Adblock/Adblock Plus.
But if you insist on using Adblock, go with "Adblock" not "Adblock Plus", I've found Plus to be way too buggy and uses more memory using the same lists as "Adblock".
Don't use Adblock Plus. The company accepts payments from advertising companies to bypass their filter. Kind of defeats the purpose, no?
As far as I know Adblock does not betray their users in this way.
One more vote for Michael Gundlach's AdBlock.
What concerns AdBlock Plus: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/06/go...edly-pay-adblock-plus-to-show-you-ads-anyway/.
The whitelist in AdBlock Plus can easily be disabled:
i use ABP along with Privacy Badger.
To be honest with you, after I have read Wladimir Palant's private blog I decided not to look into AdBlock Plus at all.
He starts with (source: https://palant.de/2014/07/29/which-is-better-adblock-or-adblock-plus):
"It is likely unwise to rant about a competing project but I just dont want to keep my findings to myself. "
And then he rants...
And makes a deal with Google...
uBlock is much better thanks
Safari is now using much less ram than before
I use Glimmerblocker:
It's not a browser plugin, it runs as a local proxy which means it blocks ads for every application which honours the OS X system wide proxy settings. It is configured through a prefpane. This also means you do not need to install multiple blockers for different browsers or worry about which browser versions are supported.
As an added bonus, if you were to point your iPad or other device to the proxy on your Mac, it will also filter ads for them too.
It works very well and is currently using 35MB RAM.
I haven't tried uBlock, but I've been happy with Ablock plus.
Don't use Adblock. It's just a copy of Adblock Plus.