Safari AdBlock
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Safari AdBlock blocks ads in Safari. Safari AdBlock is meant to be extremely simple to use: there is nothing to configure, no filter list to manage, no regular expression, it just works out of the box!

Please note that Safari AdBlock is now donationware: see the Safari AdBlock website for more details.
What's New
Version 2.6.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later



MacUpdate - Safari AdBlock



Safari AdBlock User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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MaurizioL reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 2.6.4]


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BadBadger reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
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).
[Version 2.6.4]


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William32 reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
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).
[Version 2.6.4]


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William32 reviewed on 15 Feb 2014
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?
[Version 2.6.4]


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William32 reviewed on 15 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 2.6.4]


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Andrewm8 commented on 20 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.4]


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June8 commented on 15 Oct 2013
Stop updating new versions since 2.6.4.
[Version 2.6.4]

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June8 replied on 15 Oct 2013
Because 2.6.4 is the most recent version. :)
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Qb replied on 04 Feb 2014
Mine is 2.6.18 - 18 is greater than 4 so it appears to be newer...
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Haliomaster reviewed on 28 Sep 2013
This is a very effective ad blocker. Works as advertised.
Highly recommended for every Safari user.
[Version 2.6.4]


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OSX-FTW! reviewed on 28 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 2.6.4]


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Bdkennedy1 commented on 18 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 2.5.60]

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Markus Winter replied on 07 Jun 2013
Sorry, that is not my experience (and it doesn't make any sense either). Having 20 windows with 98 tabs open: with adblock Safari webcontent uses 657 MB, after disabling adblock it uses 1,3 GB.That's also what one would expect - that ads use more memory.

I re-enabled adblock.
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Haliomaster replied on 28 Sep 2013
Adblocker uses nada, zero, nill CPU resources/load. Very probably something wrong with your setup.
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BigJohnson replied on 10 Apr 2014
Do you have the "experimental" feature enabled in the General tab on the options page? That made my Safari nearly unusable, with almost constant pinwheels.

"Speed up AdBlock using an experimental feature in Safari."

AdBlock 2.6.18
Safari 6.1.2
OS X 10.7.5
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rtheone had trouble on 24 Sep 2013
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
[Version 2.5.60]


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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 0.4rc3]


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nowheredense had trouble on 22 Oct 2009
On a G5 Tower running OS 10.5.8 and a Mac Pro running OS 10.6.1, CNN video and ACCU Weather video would not play if Safari AdBlock is on. The moment I disable Safari AdBlock and reload a page, videos at these sites play.

Has anyone encountered this phenomenon?
[Version 0.4rc3]


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YEEZUS had trouble on 12 Aug 2009
Causes Safari 4.0.3 to load pages forever when enabled. For example macworld.com

Hope this is fixed soon.
[Version 0.4rc]

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Bodie replied on 12 Aug 2009
I just noticed this too. Disabled AdBlock and the problem went away. Hope AdBlock is updated soon. I'd even pay for it.
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Nanobite had trouble on 03 Dec 2008
Just a heads-up:

Make sure to uninstall Safari AdBlock if you're planning to update to the latest version of Safari (v3.2.1, included in Software Update), because some kind of system conflict can cause all of your apps to crash at launch. If you're experiencing this, you will have to manually uninstall Safari AdBlock by deleting the Safari AdBlock folder in /Library/InputManagers/ This should restore everything to normal.
[Version 0.3.2]

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153957Photography replied on 18 Jan 2009
I have no problems with using AdBlock on Safari 3.2.1..
Safari does crash at times...
but I dont think those are related to AdBlock..
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jslmg had trouble on 31 Jan 2008
Yes, Ad block worked great until this update. Now, it breaks Safari completely. No web access.

How careless and irresponsible to release such a thing to the public without full testing!
[Version 0.3.1]

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Igaucho replied on 31 Jan 2008
Works just fine for me.
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jslmg commented on 31 Jan 2008
Strange. I wonder if it depends on OS version. I'm running 10.5.1 with Safari 3.

I'll try it again, report results here.
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jslmg commented on 31 Jan 2008
It is working now, though I'm not sure why.

Others are reporting the same bug after installing. At first, even a restart did not fix the problem.

So, what's the fix, I wonder?
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Token replied on 31 Jan 2008
I have the same problem - no webaccess at all when adblock is enabled.
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callitho had trouble on 30 Jan 2008
I had the same Safari web page problem after updating to version 0.3.1. You need to open preferences and disable Safari AdBlock. Restart Safari.
[Version 0.3.1]


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Tundraken had trouble on 30 Jan 2008
For me, this update also caused Safari to not be able to navigate to any web pages. I've been using Safari AdBlock for some time now and this is the first update to really break Safari. I don't have any other plug-ins or Input Managers installed so I'm not sure where the conflict is coming from.
[Version 0.3.1]


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iProd had trouble on 30 Jan 2008
Ever since I've upgraded to 0.3.1, Safari has forgotten how to navigate to pages! So I am forced to use Firefox! What's up with this?
[Version 0.3.1]

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F451 replied on 30 Jan 2008
Try "Reset Safari" in Safari's menubar under "Safari."
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(developer) replied on 30 Jan 2008
Hi,

I'm the developer of Safari AdBlock. Please don't report bugs on MacUpdate directly, because I don't check MacUpdate comments all the time.

Please email me with a description of the problem so that I can fix it for you and all the other users. You'll find my email on Safari AdBlock's homepage http://safariadblock.sf.net .

Thanks,
Martin.
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jslmg replied on 31 Jan 2008
With respect to Martin, yes, we'll report the problem to him directly, but the point of having user reviews is to warn people about problems with a given app, and MacUpdate *does* provide a "troubleshooting" option as well.

If you put problematic software on the web, in public, you should expect to be held accountable in public. If you try to direct users to only report problems to you directly, then there is a sense of self-protection there that does not suit the needs of the users' community very well.
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Sixer ___2 had trouble on 10 Nov 2007
This app blocks the Google Analytics javascript, which kind of sucks. Google Analytics doesn't bother users in any way and hurts statistics for Web developers.
[Version 0.1]

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cbx322 replied on 02 Dec 2007
I like it that way, I am a user and statistics do bother me.

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Titanium1 rated on 29 Sep 2013

[Version 2.6.4]



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RONIN427 rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 2.5.60]



garbar rated on 12 Jul 2013

[Version 2.5.60]



+107

Bdkennedy1 rated on 18 Apr 2013

[Version 2.5.60]



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DirkTheMenace rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 2.5.59]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 2.5.19]



macrex18 rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.19]



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OsloX rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.19]



steven_w rated on 06 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.19]



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Macbond rated on 02 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.19]


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Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:28 Sep 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Safari AdBlock blocks ads in Safari. Safari AdBlock is meant to be extremely simple to use: there is nothing to configure, no filter list to manage, no regular expression, it just works out of the box!

Please note that Safari AdBlock is now donationware: see the Safari AdBlock website for more details.


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