Ad Subtract
Ad Subtract
Automatic

5.0

Ad Subtract free download for Mac

Ad Subtract

Automatic
23 May 2008

Use a CSS as an ad and Flash blocker (was GoodVibration.css).

Overview

The AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. See the GlimmerBlocker Custom Filter page for more details.

Ad Subtract (was GoodVibration.css) allows you to harness Safari's built-in capacity to use Custom Style Sheets as an ad-blocking solution.

Ad Subtract will work with Safari (for Mac OS X and Windows) as well as other browsers. Most of the CSS here will work on any browser. Any browser-specific code will be optimized for the WebKit/KHTML Rendering Engine. Safari, Konqueror, OmniWeb, and Shiira are just some of the browsers that use WebKit/KHTML to render pages.

We moved the project to Google Code so more people could participate in this project and to make updates more readily available. Fixes and improvements are being made to the file all the time. So, if you make personal modifications that improve Ad Subtract, please head over to the website and submit them.

What's new in Ad Subtract

AdSubtract Automatic reacts to changes hosted on the server. No updating is needed once it is installed.

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Matreya
11 June 2009

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I'm amazed that this thing even works in Safari 4 under 10.6
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Version Automatic
Drdul
08 December 2009
As the dev has noted in comments below, in the description above and on the AdSubtract project page, the AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. It's not clear what this means for AdSubtract, but I am interpreting it to mean that it's the end of the road for the "freestanding" version of ASdSubtract. If that's the case, it's unfortunate. AdSubtract has worked better than any other ad-blocker I've tried. I would like to be able to keep up with improvements to the AdSubtract filter, but I don't want to use GlimmerBlocker. I have tried to like GlimmerBlocker, I gave it a fair trial not once but a few times, but it just doesn't work for me. So now I'm gonna have to go looking for another effective ad-blocking solution that's compatible with 64-bit Safari.
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Version Automatic
1 answer(s)
Zephyris
Zephyris
18 July 2011
I am sad the developer has ported this to glimmerblocker. I do wish both projects can be kept alive.
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cholywell
31 October 2009
Adsubtract Automatic doesn't seem to work whatsoever. Running Safari 4.03 and OS X 10.6.1. But if I download the non automatic version from the developers site everything works fine. Except it blocks some aspects of Gmail.
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Version Automatic
StevenJayCohen
02 October 2009
The AdSubtract filters are being ported to GlimmerBlocker. See the GlimmerBlocker Custom Filter page for more details.
Like (2)
Version Automatic
Matreya
11 June 2009
I'm amazed that this thing even works in Safari 4 under 10.6
Like (2)
Version Automatic
Syr-Wullam
21 April 2008
Is this project dead? It would be a pity, because this stylesheet solves most (!) of my ad issues. The reason I can't give it five stars is that it's not been updated since last December. Too bad. :-(
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Version 11-2007
4 answer(s)
StevenJayCohen
StevenJayCohen
26 April 2008
We don't need to update anymore. The code automatically updates (if you are using the most recent version that we host on Google Code).
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Version 11-2007
Syr-Wullam
Syr-Wullam
27 April 2008
Thank you, that's great news! :-)
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Version 11-2007
Syr-Wullam
Syr-Wullam
30 April 2008
Hmmm, I was to fast with my reply. It doesn't seem to work under Leopard, even though I've followed the instructions that comes with the .css style sheet.
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Version 11-2007
Syr-Wullam
Syr-Wullam
02 May 2009
Ooops, I forgot about my last comment. Ad Subtract Automatic has for some months now been working on my MBP (Leo 10.5.6). Some hiccups here and there but otherwise I'm quite satisfied with the results. Thanks to the developers!
Like (1)
Version Automatic
Johnny-Rocket
03 November 2007
just an FYI,on the developers site there's a download for AdSubtractAutomatic.css that will automatically keep the css file up to date. pretty cool.
Like (1)
Version 11-2007
1 answer(s)
Johnny-Rocket
Johnny-Rocket
03 November 2007
after using the auto updating one for a bit, found it doesn't do as good a job. Lots of flash ads got through.
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Version 11-2007
Johnny-Rocket
03 November 2007
works great so far. Been trying to find something that blocks the flash ads as well and this does the trick. thanks guys!
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Version 11-2007
Neonblue2
23 October 2007
Blocks most ads though still more work to do. Would get a 4 if only there so much white space where the ads used to be! I'm gonna stick with Good Vibrations until this is fixed.
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Version 10-2007
Fyreflye
12 October 2007
Yes, it does block the ads that SafariBlock and Saft don't get, and it kills Flash ads too. Safari's lack of a workable ad filtering system has been one of the main reasons I don't use it as my default browser. I'm still waiting for something comparable to Firedox's NoScript before I change over, but AdSubtract is a big step forward.
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Version 10-2007
Arkham6
12 October 2007
You post at Google Code yet you block adsense? Funny :)
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Version 10-2007
1 answer(s)
StevenJayCohen
StevenJayCohen
14 October 2007
I'm happy that you appreciate the irony :)
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Version 10-2007
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