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SafariBlock helps to provide a seamless extension to Safari Web Browser that supports ad-blocking. It is by design an imitation of Firefox's AdBlock extension, written because I love AdBlock, but I prefer to use Safari on Mac OS X.

What's New

SafariBlock 2.2r1 was built to address some issues with downloading 2.2. If you're still having trouble installing SafariBlock with 2.2r1, please file an issue ASAP.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Safari 2.x and 3.x.

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Aargl Member IconComment+354
Aargl
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The successor of SafariBlock is:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32851/safari-adblocker
(based on SafariBlock source code)

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Version 2.2r1
Aargl Member IconReview+354
Aargl
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It's a real pity that this app has been discontinued! I'm still using it in Safari 506 on OS 10.5.8/iMac G5 and it never stopped working perfectly!
I can use a standard list and add my specific items. Simply perfect!
At the present time, the list I use is:
http://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/liste_fr+easylist.txt
(the standard one is http://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt)
If you have a problem entering an url for the list, do it without "http://" or "https://".

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Version 2.2r1
Tubo Member IconReview+34
Tubo
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Works very well on older macs.
Is still available via mirror (well-known mainstream computer mag):
http://www.chip.de/downloads/SafariBlock_38225335.html

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Version 2.2r1
John-Sawyer-CJS Member IconComment+86
John-Sawyer-CJS
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Can't download this--getting a message when I click on the main download link here on MacUpdate:

Forbidden

Your client does not have permission to get URL /files/SafariBlock22r1.dmg from this server.
You are attempting to perform an activity that you have insufficient permissions for.

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Version 2.2r1
Rik10463 Member IconComment-5
Rik10463
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I installed SafariBlock and it works so well that NOTHING LOADS. Safari has become totally useless. There is no uninstall program that comes with this and searching for the files comes up empty. Hopefully if I re-install Safari I can have a functioning browser back.

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Version 2.2r1
Gregm
+3

Uninstall:
(from the manual installation instructions)

Uninstallation:
1) Remove the SafariBlock folder from the InputManagers folder.
2) Restart Safari.

Ethan Member IconComment+2
Ethan
+2

Since there exist multiple (I counted 4) options, including doing the XCode 64-bit way, here's a summary:

Safari on 64-bit works with this mod from:
http://sweetpproductions.com/safariadblocker/
(Also listed here on MacUpdate)

The modifications of github are from this persons work:
http://burgersoftware.com/en/safariadblock

However, he uses the InputManager method. This has been depreciated and is NOT supported on 64-bit Applications. Apple wants the IM method to go away (google for more comprehensive commentary by some of the folks who have worked more with it).

There are also four or five forks, which I was unable to get working, looking like it had to do with the problem with IM on SL due to 64-bit.

The first mentioned build works because it uses a 64-bit build, using normal SIMBL plugins you can install via ~/Library/SIMBL/Plugins

It also takes care of installing SIMBL, using the 0.9.7a (at this time of writing) SIMBL plug.

I also assume GlimmerBlocker works, since it is NOT an InputMananger but instead proxies all your traffic as if you were on a corporate LAN and having all traffic filtered via a regular HTTP proxy. It's a great alternative solution, using components from the Mozilla Project, and is available opensource as well.

Hopefully this clears up some confusion.

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Version 2.2r1
Gurubez Member IconReview+46
Gurubez
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Grrat Software, since it works on Safari4 64Bit its the best AdBlocker I ve ever had!!! It block also Flash Ads with a simple right click ...

I had Pithhelmet before (on 32Bit) but I think it will be really hard for him to beat SafariBlock ;)

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Version 2.2r1
Atalantia
+4

It works on Safari 64-Bit? Make a joke, or what? It was last Updated in Oct.2008. And it looks like it is not developed further.

Apple_cakes Member IconComment+10
Apple_cakes
+1

Right Click Flash is no longer working in Safari 4.0.3 after the update to Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32.

Lots of annoying flash ads are getting through.

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Version 2.2r1
Aargl Member IconComment+354
Aargl
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Suddenly, yesterday, I've got an error message meaning "impossible to update the list" (really "too many http redirections").
After various tries, I found out that the address of the list has changed:
Now it's https://easylist.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt
instead of http://easylist.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt
But as the "http://" is added automatically, I think there's no way of changing it to "https://"... :-(

Strangely enough, while the auto update gives an error (and so do the "update now" button), if you click the "change..." button and validate without modifying the address, it works! (at less it seems)

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Version 2.2r1
islandmacman Member IconComment+147
islandmacman
+3

This appears to not work with Safari 4.02 - Flash 10 ads and others are getting through.

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Version 2.2r1
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ElTarlo
Version 2.2r1
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Downloads 128,868
Version Downloads 53,945
License Free
Date 03 Sep 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free