What Safari Adblockers are you running?

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by 827538, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    I've read that the Catalina version of Safari will stop supporting none Apple approved plug ins. This might not be true but I'm curious to hear what adblockers you are running and why?
     
  2. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 65816

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    Adblock Plus for Safari. It just works for what I need it to do, plus it's free!
     
  3. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    AdGuard. It works seemlessly on both my Mac and iPhone. 100% recommend!
     
  4. itegypt macrumors 6502a

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    +1 here for Adguard

     
  5. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors member

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    For Safari I use "Wipr" now. Blocking is sufficient and it works without permission to read any of your data, which is a huge plus.
     
  6. jsamuelson macrumors member

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    Another vote for Wipr. Solid, lists based on Easylist and EasyPrivacy, set and forget. No whitelisting though so except via Safari's own settings.
     
  7. SKStrategia06 macrumors newbie

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    Does Wipr work on Catalina? I tried AdGuard because it was free, and it gave a JavaScript error.
     
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 601

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    I use Wipr for Safari on Mac, iPhone, iPad. It's the best blocker I've used to date and works on all of my devices.
     
  9. matt_and_187_like_this macrumors member

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    Yes, I‘m using it on Catalina.
     
  10. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I’m also using Wipr across my Macs, iPhone, and iPad. It doesn’t have ability to customise but it’s light and fast in its default setting which works well for me.
     
  11. Lazeran macrumors newbie

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    Adguard best atm imo.
     
  12. mmomega macrumors 68040

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    Pihole on a RasPi 4 for whole home all device ad-blocking.
    It was much more simple than having ad blocking on each device in my house. We have a lot.
     
  13. itegypt macrumors 6502a

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    Nice, I was thinking to do this as well
    Thanks

     
  14. mmomega macrumors 68040

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    Even if you've never touched a Raspberry Pi before, it is not as intimidating as some may think.
    You download the OS and flash it to an SD Card, I normally use Rasbpian Lite and "Etcher"
    Then go on the PiHole website and enter the install script that's listed on their homepage.
    Wait for it to finish install then login and tinker around with it afterwards through a web browser.
     
  15. mulle83 macrumors newbie

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    Adguard all of a sudden won't work? I've restarted, reinstalled and every time I enter my password at startup, the checkmark turns into an exclamation mark, and it stops working.
    Can I do anything to fix that?
     
  16. Mr$tone macrumors 6502

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    Go for the paid version of AdGuard. It’s cheap, works with Catalina and handles ads top notch.
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I don't use browser plugins anymore since switching to Pi-hole a few years ago. Pi-hole is network-level blocking so all devices, wired and wireless and all browsers are covered by it. I love Pi-hole so much I deployed it on my enterprise office network and created a cloud server with it and set it up with Open VPN so I can connect to it when I'm away from home and work.
     
  18. 827538 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The Pihole does intrigue me but it still doesn't negate the need for an adblocker when I'm not on my home network - which is often.
     
  19. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You can setup an OpenVPN cloud server with Pi-hole on it. Then connect to it when not at home. That’s what I do. I’m on a Pi-hole no matter where I am.
     
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  21. JuicelessMango macrumors newbie

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    Was using ad block plus and switched to Wipr and haven't looked back.
     
  22. caporeem macrumors newbie

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    I use 1Blocker because it does a really decent job blocking ads on both iOS & macOS.
     

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