SafariBlock
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Adds ad-blocking capability to Safari.   Free
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Safari 2.x and 3.x.

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ver. 2.x:
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Aargl commented on 18 Jul 2012
The successor of SafariBlock is:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32851/safari-adblocker
(based on SafariBlock source code)
[Version 2.2r1]


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Aargl reviewed on 08 Sep 2011
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://".
[Version 2.2r1]


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Tubo reviewed on 29 May 2011
Works very well on older macs.
Is still available via mirror (well-known mainstream computer mag):
http://www.chip.de/downloads/SafariBlock_38225335.html
[Version 2.2r1]


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Rik10463 commented on 09 Apr 2010
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.
[Version 2.2r1]

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Gregm commented on 10 Jul 2010
Uninstall:
(from the manual installation instructions)

Uninstallation:
1) Remove the SafariBlock folder from the InputManagers folder.
2) Restart Safari.
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Gurubez reviewed on 19 Oct 2009
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 ;)
[Version 2.2r1]

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Atalantia replied on 22 Oct 2009
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.
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Tomp tipped on 27 Sep 2009
I got it to work in 64-bit Safari:
- Download the updated SIMBL, uninstall the old one, install the new one. Reboot.
http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php
- Download the 64-bit Safariblock bundle, put in ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/
http://www.filedropper.com/safariblockleopardbundle
- Make sure Safari isn't in 32-bit mode (command-I on Safari).
I followed the instructions at http://code.google.com/p/safariblock/issues/detail?id=115 particularly comments #26 and #33.
(Also, the new SIMBL caused a minor problem with SafariStand, which is fixed by a new SafariStand version.)
[Version 2.2r1]

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Kemeng replied on 30 Sep 2009
Thank you!
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islandmacman commented on 06 Sep 2009
This appears to not work with Safari 4.02 - Flash 10 ads and others are getting through.
[Version 2.2r1]


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jeff7 commented on 17 Aug 2009
its working for me again in safari 4
[Version 2.2r1]


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jeff7 commented on 02 Aug 2009
Doesn't seem to be working at all in version 3...it used to, but after going back to 3 two days ago and installing fresh no ads are getting blocked.

WTF?
[Version 2.2r1]

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Walruscp replied on 16 Aug 2009
Works fine for me. Amazed this simple plugin continues to work well.
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Atalantia commented on 12 May 2009
Works great with Safari 4? Exept the flash block does not apear anymore by control click on a flash content.
[Version 2.2r1]


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John-Sawyer-CJS had trouble on 02 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 2.2r1]


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Ethan had trouble on 31 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 2.2r1]


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Apple_cakes had trouble on 15 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 2.2r1]


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Aargl had trouble on 13 Oct 2009
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)
[Version 2.2r1]


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thekidfromtheredbank had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
Not working with Snow Leopard. Any info from the developer on this?
[Version 2.2r1]

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iamaswissguy commented on 17 Sep 2009
You must run Safari in 32-bit mode by right clicking on the application, selecting Get Info, and checking the box.
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iamaswissguy replied on 17 Sep 2009
Err, sorry. I was excited, because I finally figured out how to have SafariBlock appear. But it doesn't do it's job, unfortunately. My bad!
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Thekidfromtheredbank commented on 22 Sep 2009
Ok, forget it. This thing seems dead. I'm using Safari AdBlock now. (Currently only 32bit).
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 27 Sep 2009
http://code.google.com/p/safariblock/issues/detail?id=115

They seem to be figuring it out...
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tomp had trouble on 29 Jun 2009
In Safari 4.0.1, right-click flash blocking seems to have stopped working, which is unfortunate. I'd love to see that restored. Otherwise it's a very good adblocker.
[Version 2.2r1]


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thus.spake.z had trouble on 22 May 2009
Upon launching Safari browser, a Safariblock "welcome" message appears right in your face on top of the just launched Safari page. I find it quite annoying. There's no apparent way to disable it from appearing.
True you can easily quit the message but still, is the message really necessary? And in ones face no less?
Other than that annoyance, Safariblock is really fine.
[Version 2.2r1]

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alas! replied on 09 Jun 2009
I agree! The very "in your face" message states, "Safariblock 2 will eliminate the annoying advertisements you see while browsing the internet".
Well, what is the message if not an annoying advertisement. And there's way to eliminate that annoying advertisement.
Developer, get rid of it; it's totally unnecessary. (I wonder, what was the developer's rationale for including it....makes no sense at all.)
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MiGrant had trouble on 28 Jan 2008
Installed 2.1 today and Flash ads -- the most annoying ones of all -- are no longer blocked! I'll be downgrading till this is fixed.
[Version 2.1]


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pintapass had trouble on 20 Jan 2008
I'm having the same problem as I was before with SB 2.1. I get the "first run" window, but I can't close it and Safari won't open a new window. The "first run" window also doesn't stop reappearing when I quit and relaunch Safari.

Does this have anything to do with having Safari AdBlock installed? Is anyone else having this problem too?
[Version 2.1]


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pintapass had trouble on 18 Dec 2007
When I installed SB2r2, on launching Safari I got a "first-run" dialogue window that explained the basics of SB. It included a small checkbox for setting automatic updates.

I couldn't close this dialogue box and I could not open a Safari browser window. Restarting the computer, repairing permissions and relaunching Safari yielded the same results. All I could do was force quit Safari and uninstall SB.

I really relied on SB when I was running Tiger. But SB2 has been nothing but flaky.
[Version 2.0r3]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 2.2r1]


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Date:03 Sep 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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