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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by miggyhipolito, Nov 26, 2014.
Hi, how do I block ads in Safari??? I am not willing to pay for any software, etc
There's no way, unfortunately. For iOS devices, you have to block it at the network level.
I did it using pfSense. Other solutions includes Untangle and Sophos UTM. I got the idea from a Kickstarter project called AdTrap (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600284081/adtrap-the-internet-is-yours-again)
Edit: Just realized that this is an OSX thread. My bad if it's not the answer you seek.
i use adblock plus for safari. it's free, and works great.
I use the same thing too.
TS must be being pestered by that mackeeper pop up ads. tsk tsk!
Hmmm. How does adblock work? Do you have to surf the web using the application? Or the application will work on safari to block those unwanted pop ups?
I use AdBlock too.
Install AdBlock Safari Extension link
here is the link from adblock plus. I trust this more because its from Wladimir Palant, its the original adblock plus from firefox.
Thank you guys..Adblock Plus worked
EDIT: After browsing for quite some time with Adblock and Adblock Plus installed, they did not survive the ad attack
play with adblock's setting. you can add a blocking criteria, or something like that
AdBlock Plus + QuickNuke + Ghostery = No annoying ads.
Bringing this thread back... any recommendations for OS X Mojave?
Try Wipr or Better Blocker if you explicitly want your ad blocker to make use of native WebKit Content Blocker. This can mean a slightly faster browsing experience, but in exchange it may not be as powerful or customisable. You might see missed ads occasionally and it takes a little time to get it blocked by the developer especially if the ad blocker doesn't grant users the option to hide web elements on their own. If you want simplicity, those two are among the best right now.
Otherwise, you might want to invest in AdGuard which is an ad blocker that filters network traffic at the kernel level and blocks ads in any browser you have installed. On top of having capable filters to block ads, they also have stellar support and in the event that you do encounter ads it's only one report away in exchange for a minute of your time. They're quick to deliver a fix be it a missed ad, empty ad containers/leftovers or any other cosmetic annoyances you may have with a website.
Reason for edit: Fixed broken links.
This is awesome. I'll test these later. Thanks!!
ABP works fine for me. Free at the App Store.
I don't have anything against some free ad blockers, particularly uBlock Origin. It's only unfortunate that the real uBlock Origin isn't in the App Store yet.
Adblock Plus has dubious whitelisting antics (known colloquially as "Acceptable Ads"). They basically get paid to whitelist ads. It's opt-in by default and you can still opt-out, but out of principle it's difficult to support this activity when there are alternatives that are just as good if not better. When I used Adblock Plus, they seem to have considered clickbait ads as acceptable under their program.