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23 April 2021

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Albabe
Albabe
Apr 29 2021
1.28.2
1.0
Apr 29 2021
1.0
Version: 1.28.2
This Client is a serious joke. Even after the most recent Update. I have been using ABP in Safari and it works ok in most cases. Until lately. In Safari on YT, I still have to click the Skip Ads Button and YT is still able to post little annoying Ads at the bottom of the Video Window. But AdBlock won't even let me look at a YT Video, so it's worthless. Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent Ad Blocker for Safari?
Albabe
Albabe
Jun 14 2020
1.24.0
1.0
Jun 14 2020
1.0
Version: 1.24.0
I tried the latest AdBlock, 1.24.0, and very strangely, it won’t even allow me to watch Videos on YouTube. So I went back to ABP. I'm on a 2010 Mac Pro in Mojave.
Albabe
Albabe
Jun 12 2020
1.24.0
1.0
Jun 12 2020
1.0
Version: 1.24.0
I'm still very confused as to why AdBlock changed their Version Numbers from Version: 2.36.2 to 1.24.0. Very Odd. I've been using ABP (Adblock Plus - STILL not listed here for some reason) for a while now because I was having problems lotsa with AdBlock. Recently I updated ABP and now on YouTube I’m constantly getting a little Notice before it Blocks an Ad asking me if I really wanna block it. The bloodsuckers at ABP obviously made a deal with YT and ABP is WORTHLESS now. So, I’m back to AdBlock. I just installed the newest version and hopefully they haven’t made a deal with YouTube too.
witsabouther
witsabouther
Apr 10 2020
1.22.0
1.0
Apr 10 2020
1.0
Version: 1.22.0
When I upgraded Safari security features, for some reason Ad Block Plus was removed. So I installed Ad Block. Unfortunately, Ad Block (NOT to be confused with Ad Block Plus) did NOT block a single ad. When I installed it dozens of ads immediately came thru. :( Fortunately, after I then reinstalled the new Ad Block Plus it worked well. Though, I miss the old ABP feature of showing you in red fast increasing numbers, how many ads it was removing. The new doesn't do this, though it does seem to take them out.
T00thless1
T00thless1
Dec 2 2019
1.22.0
1.0
Dec 2 2019
1.0
Version: 1.22.0
This doesn't do anything. There is the same if not more ads than before I downloaded it. Also I found this in the app preferences: Can read sensitive information from including passwords, phone numbers and credit cards on: ALL WEBPAGES
Scion777
Scion777
Nov 7 2019
1.22.0
0.0
Nov 7 2019
0.0
Version: 1.22.0
won't install on Safari 13.0.3 ....... ?
artie505
artie505
Nov 3 2019
1.21.0
0.0
Nov 3 2019
0.0
Version: 1.21.0
As far as I"m concerned, AdBlock's ability to block ANY HTML ELEMENT ON A PAGE was its best feature and greatest attraction. I"ve asked repeatedly if/when the functionality will reappear, and haven't received a satisfactory response, one way or the other, from customer support. (By the way... Anybody ever see another app that charges for a quick response from customer support? Considering that "AdBlock has been downloaded more than 250 million times and is used by more than 65 million people worldwide," you'd think the cheap whiner could afford to hire at least a second person!)
Albabe
Albabe
May 28 2019
1.19.1
1.0
May 28 2019
1.0
Version: 1.19.1
I tried ABP (Adblock Plus - not listed here for some reason) for a few weeks... don't waste your time. I get Zegnet ads everywhere. Safari Adblock is better.
Albabe
Albabe
Oct 9 2018
2.36.2
1.0
Oct 9 2018
1.0
Version: 2.36.2
This is getting even more confusing.

There seems to be a NEW "Adblock 2.70.0 from betafish, inc" (as opposed to its name here at MU: "Safari Adblock") that's been released today. And it seems to work good in the latest Safari (in Sierra), so far.

But there is still an "Adblock 1.10.0 from Adblock" that is awful.

Albabe
Albabe
Aug 8 2018
2.36.2
1.0
Aug 8 2018
1.0
Version: 2.36.2
There is a Brand New Build for this as of this week. AdBlock 1.7.0.
Albabe
Albabe
May 9 2018
2.36.2
1.0
May 9 2018
1.0
Version: 2.36.2
I think the latest Version is 2.66.0. Blocks ads perfectly for me.
gulija-farfara
gulija-farfara
Feb 22 2018
2.36.2
1.0
Feb 22 2018
1.0
Version: 2.36.2
I tried this blocker Not very good Poorly blocks ads
Blamanche
Blamanche
Mar 17 2017
2.36.2
0.5
Mar 17 2017
0.5
Version: 2.36.2
What concerns me is the Safari preference pane for this extension: ""AdBlock" can read, modify, and transmit content from all webpages. This could include sensitive information like past, phone numbers, and credit cards." !!! So you want to get rid of one vulnerability only to openly accept a much greater one?? Seems obtuse. I really don' know why Apple allows this. For one thing there are other extensions that do not have this warning....
Unblocktheplanet
Unblocktheplanet
Oct 10 2016
2.36.2
2.5
Oct 10 2016
2.5
Version: 2.36.2
I want to ask the community if there are downsides to using more than one ad-blocker. I'm currently using Ghostery, Adblock, Adblock Plus, and uBlock. There don't seem to be any conflicts but... What think you?
neil-hawks
neil-hawks
Mar 13 2016
2.36.2
5.0
Mar 13 2016
5.0
Version: 2.36.2
An awesome program!
anonymous-thrush-1121
anonymous-thrush-1121
Oct 13 2015
2.36.2
0.5
Oct 13 2015
0.5
Version: 2.36.2
This Safari Extension sold to the company called betafish inc from Michael Gundlac. Besides, betafish inc does not understand real nature without having a company site. I was reduced to terrible waste.
4everYoung
4everYoung
Sep 30 2015
2.36.2
5.0
Sep 30 2015
5.0
Version: 2.36.2
Now my Internet browsing has become much faster. All the websites look much cleaner without all those ads and banners. i should try the same extension in other browsers I use. Thank you, Safari AdBlock!
CDavid
CDavid
Aug 17 2015
2.36.2
5.0
Aug 17 2015
5.0
Version: 2.36.2
It's a good extension that blocks online ads and popups. Safari without AdBlock is something like a car without doors. It's OK, but not as comfortable and safe as it can possibly be. If your browser is slow and it takes ages to load webpages, maybe the problem is lack of AdBlock. I think that installing this extension is extremely important for any Mac user.
Jim-Jones
Jim-Jones
Aug 4 2015
2.36.2
5.0
Aug 4 2015
5.0
Version: 2.36.2
AdBlock blocks almost all ads! The first thing you need to install after you purchase a Mac!
sjk
sjk
Feb 25 2015
2.9.4
0.0
Feb 25 2015
0.0
Version: 2.9.4
Safari, Chrome, and Firefox users looking for an alternative to AdBlock and AdBlock Plus might be interested in µBlock (not listed on MacUpdate): gorhill/uBlock · GitHub https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
alanB8048
alanB8048
Oct 4 2014
2.9.4
4.5
Oct 4 2014
4.5
Version: 2.9.4
The best for Safari for Chrome use Ublock (much faster, less taxing on CPU/memory)
neil-14
neil-14
Oct 4 2014
2.9.4
5.0
Oct 4 2014
5.0
Version: 2.9.4
A very nice extension for Safari.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 3 2014
2.9.4
5.0
Oct 3 2014
5.0
Version: 2.9.4
The Best. Better than AdBlock Plus IMHO. I turned ADP off and stuck with AB. Much happier. I donated. Happy to help the cause!
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 3 2014
2.7.10
0.0
Sep 3 2014
0.0
Version: 2.7.10
Current version is 2.7.13
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jul 31 2014
2.6.4
2.0
Jul 31 2014
2.0
Version: 2.6.4
AdBlock has chosen (once again) to mysteriously hide their changelog from easy access after very briefly making it available through a link via the options panel. I have very serious reservations on their commitment to user privacy and suddenly hiding the changelog again only exacerbates my concerns. Before you install this extension, I suggest you read this post I'll link to below on the AdBlock issues in which they are increasingly attempting to hide what their extension does. Considering this extension has access to every website you go to, I consider this a very serious issue to user privacy or worse. https://palant.de/2014/07/29/which-is-better-adblock-or-adblock-plus Use AdBlock at your own risk. I suggest you use 'Adblock Plus' (made by different developers) that keep the code open and vastly more transparent.
rtheone
rtheone
Jun 11 2014
2.6.4
0.0
Jun 11 2014
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
Suddenly AdBlock doesn't work with Safari (7.0.4). Safari says "Can't install extension… An error occurred while installing the extension adBlock"
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Jun 4 2014
2.6.4
5.0
Jun 4 2014
5.0
Version: 2.6.4
The actual version downloaded is 2.6.35, not 2.6.4.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
May 25 2014
2.6.4
0.0
May 25 2014
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
Beware of the experimental feature in the options! Enable it and I get the "wait" cursor for a couple minutes, CPU jumps to over 100% and Safari becomes unusable. Disable it and CPU drops waaay down and Safari acts normal (back to being slow but not completely unusable).
Cowicide
Cowicide
Apr 22 2014
2.6.4
2.0
Apr 22 2014
2.0
Version: 2.6.4
Adblock lacks proper, safe transparency for its updates. This is a huge problem for me considering the extreme privacy danger that extensions can cause users who can be victims of silently updated extensions with malicious attacks on privacy, etc. Extension can track every website you go to. Extensions can even record everything you type in your browser and report it to others. That includes emails, passwords, instant messages, bank account information, etc., etc. Unfortunately, the only way as of 4/22/2014 to find a sparse changelog of Adblock updates is by actually downloading the Adblock extension to your hard drive and taking it apart to find some release note hidden inside. Providing "what's new" is at least a way to track privacy changes, etc. within an extension. It at least provides a small amount of accountability to allow users to decide for themselves if they want to update a change in privacy policy or not on their own machines. Others and myself have repeatedly asked Adblock to change this confusing policy and have requested that the Adblock developers clearly show an easy to find changelog on their website. They continue to refuse to do this. Like most good Safari extension developers, Adblock used to provide a changelog on their website. They got rid of it and that's a problem.
MaurizioL
MaurizioL
Apr 5 2014
2.6.4
4.5
Apr 5 2014
4.5
Version: 2.6.4
I am satisfied with this Safari Extension; does what is promising, and does it well. However, on the site (safariadblock.com) the current version (the one that I have installed) is 2.6.18.
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Feb 27 2014
2.6.4
2.5
Feb 27 2014
2.5
Version: 2.6.4
This plugin is weak, I know, there was no choice. But now Is already released Adblock Plus version for Safari. Still Beta, but it works better than Adblock and is much faster. Just compare loading search on google images (when loading the same block list).
William32
William32
Feb 16 2014
2.6.4
0.5
Feb 16 2014
0.5
Version: 2.6.4
The remedy was relatively easy for me anyway. See http://superuser.com/questions/48606/why-is-my-customized-toolbar-not-being-saved-when-i-restart-safari (the second answer, from caliban).
William32
William32
Feb 16 2014
2.6.4
0.5
Feb 16 2014
0.5
Version: 2.6.4
Oh, it gets worse. The changes to Safari continue to occur with each reboot or even restart of the app. Do you think it is malware if the developer says he didn't mean it?
William32
William32
Feb 15 2014
2.6.4
0.5
Feb 15 2014
0.5
Version: 2.6.4
This is intolerable. The last two restarts I did, I was greeted with a donation solicitation page from this developer Michael. I then saw that my Safari toolbar, homepage and some preferences had been changed. Uninstalled and severely disapproved. BTW I did donate $20.00 in November when I installed.
Andrewm8
Andrewm8
Oct 20 2013
2.6.4
0.0
Oct 20 2013
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
Doesn't work too well on Mavericks - ads are showing and popping up quite often. I have to manually update filters several times a day to keeps ads away - it is a temporary solution though. I don't think it is updating filters what helps, I think that the AdBlock extension somehow "goes to sleep" and manually updating filters simply restores the functionality of the extension.
june8
june8
Oct 15 2013
2.6.4
0.0
Oct 15 2013
0.0
Version: 2.6.4
Stop updating new versions since 2.6.4.
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
Sep 28 2013
2.6.4
5.0
Sep 28 2013
5.0
Version: 2.6.4
This is a very effective ad blocker. Works as advertised. Highly recommended for every Safari user.
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Sep 28 2013
2.6.4
5.0
Sep 28 2013
5.0
Version: 2.6.4
It kills all the ads. Can't live without this in any browser that's used daily. And, according to activity viewer, with adblock turned ON Safari uses less RAM, not more. I'd guess most anyone that had really negative things about this extension had a vested interest, like ad revenue they were missing because of it.
rtheone
rtheone
Sep 24 2013
2.5.60
0.0
Sep 24 2013
0.0
Version: 2.5.60
AdBlock has suddenly become corrupt! After years of happy AdBlocking this extension is now suddenly jamming page loading on most website with ads. Pages are typically locked for 10-15 secs (even beach ball shows up). This suddenly happened on all of our computers a couple of days ago. We have updated all filter lists, but to no improvement. The "AdBlock custom filters" seems to be ok, but switching on the "EasyList" immediately causes the problem above. Using AdBlock 2.6.4 Various Mac models, OS versions and Safari versions Date of discovery: Approx 23 Sept, 2013
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
Apr 18 2013
2.5.60
0.5
Apr 18 2013
0.5
Version: 2.5.60
It works. It will also grind your computer to a halt. My computer was slowing down so much it was driving me crazy. I traced the problem to AdBlock which was eating 1.5GB of my 4GB of RAM. Needless to say Adblock is now gone.
pl-svn
pl-svn
Nov 11 2012
2.5.19
0.0
Nov 11 2012
0.0
Version: 2.5.19
I was getting mad with Safari 6.x crashing very, very, very often. removed AdBlock and all is fine again :-) now I'm using Ghostly instead ;-)
Jeremyan
Jeremyan
Nov 4 2012
2.5.19
2.5
Nov 4 2012
2.5
Version: 2.5.19
I just found out this extension is the reason why Safari eats up a lot of RAM after some browsing. Without this extension, if I close all the tabs, the process "Safari web content" will eventually disappear and all the RAM use released. Not true with this extension enabled! So after disabling this, I no longer have to deal with Safari web content process occupying up to over 1GB or RAM.
Eff
Eff
Dec 3 2011
2.4.33
1.0
Dec 3 2011
1.0
Version: 2.4.33
Still extremely unstable when visiting many sites (e.g., pcworld.com, perezhilton.com, etc.). With AdBlock enabled the "Safari Web Content" process will hog every last CPU cycle until Safari becomes (nearly) unresponsive - with AdBlock disabled these sites work fine and CPU usage never exceeds 15% on the oldest test machine (see below). I have replicated this behavior on a 2008 black Macbook, a 2010 Mac Pro (with 16 GB of RAM!) and a 2011 MacBook Air - all running OS X 10.7.2 and the latest versions of Safari (5.1.2 (7534.52.7)) and AdBlock (2.4.33). The Google Chrome version of this extension works quite well, but this Safari version is close to useless.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Oct 14 2011
2.4.8
2.0
Oct 14 2011
2.0
Version: 2.4.8
This works ok in Safari 5.1 and 5.1.1?
sjk
sjk
Sep 25 2011
2.4.8
0.0
Sep 25 2011
0.0
Version: 2.4.8
This extension is still actively supported; current version is 2.4.28.
Steve K
Steve K
Aug 23 2011
2.4.8
0.0
Aug 23 2011
0.0
Version: 2.4.8
Always enjoyed this extension but just figured out that it was not allowing the number of Disqus comments to be shown on my blog. Instead of "2 Comments" it would always show "View Comments".
Shk747
Shk747
Aug 2 2011
2.4.8
1.5
Aug 2 2011
1.5
Version: 2.4.8
hi dev, please consider a new version, before wanting $, that adblock takes heavy cpu-loading and a 20°c plus in temperature ....
Sanjinko
Sanjinko
Jul 20 2011
2.4.8
4.0
Jul 20 2011
4.0
Version: 2.4.8
Version 2.4.14 (last known to work on Snow Leopard) isn't yet Lion-compatible. :(
Zephyris
Zephyris
Jul 17 2011
2.4.8
3.5
Jul 17 2011
3.5
Version: 2.4.8
I like adblock but removing it seemed to increase my web browsing speed significantly. Also, while trying to uninstall it safari freezes and needs to be force quit. I think most ad blockers cause some performance hit, I am going to try to roll adblocker free for a while and check my web experience, I definitely prefer the faster web page loading times for now.
Harv
Harv
Jun 3 2011
2.4.8
5.0
Jun 3 2011
5.0
Version: 2.4.8
Version 2.4.9 is (finally) available at http://safariadblock.com/ For me, the DL and install were without issue.