What is your preferred Safari ad blocker?

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  1. emilioestevez Suspended

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    Additionally, do you only block ads or do you use a separate add-on to block trackers?
     
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    Used AdBlock, but had problems with certain sites, so turned to uBlock. Seems to be better, for me.
     
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    ublock - low CPU - go into preferences and select *all* the lists too... if you really hate ads :)
     
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    dnsmasq, best of them all. Minimal CPU usage and comes with other perks as well.
     
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    Ghostery and uBlock from the developer website.
     
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    I'm not telling, but I think this whole thread violates MR's rules.
     
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    It doesn't. That rule is not a rule against discussing adblocking in general like we are here. That rule is directed at discussions regarding specifically blocking ads on MacRumors.
     
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    I second this combination.
     
  13. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I use AdBlock, plus some sneaky hosts file shenanigans thanks to
    http://someonewhocares.org

    ...very rare that I see an ad these days. :)

    To be fair, I disabled AdBlock recently and didn't notice much difference, so I think the majority of the work is handled by the hosts file stuff.

    Interested to know if anyone else uses that approach!
     
  14. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I would also like to know if others have used this. I currently use adblock. Is there a way to pause hosts file if you want to see something that is blocked?
     
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    I'm no expert on network things, but I expect you'd just temporarily rename/move the hosts file.
     
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    Agreed. I like ublock, and was hoping that Chris (Purify) would weigh in but that has not happened. Adguard is looking good.

    A.
     
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    I've been using chrome.
     
  20. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    Me too.
     
  21. Calby macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I wonder which is the best ad-blocker out there today?
    I don't want it to take so much power from the MBP etc.

    I have tried adguard but that is not so good as it messup some sites for me etc.
     
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  23. mag01 macrumors regular

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    uBlock is practically dead, its developer (Chris Aljoudi) seems to not care about it anymore and focuses on Purify (currently available for iOS only, version for OS X promised to be released sometimes in the future).
    The uBlock Origin (fork of the uBlock from its original author Raymond Hill) which is being actively developed (and is really great by the way) isn't available for Safari unfortunately.

    I suggest to use the AdGuard Browser Extension. The new version 2.1.x will also bring the support for the new content blocking API introduced in the Safari 9.0
     

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