SafariBlock
SafariBlock
2.2r1

4.9

SafariBlock

SafariBlock

2.2r103 September 2008

Adds ad-blocking capability to Safari.

SafariBlock
Free
03 September 2008

4.9

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SafariBlock

SafariBlock

2.2r103 September 2008

Adds ad-blocking capability to Safari.

Overview

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 in SafariBlock

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 for SafariBlock

  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

142 Reviews

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22 May 2009

Most helpful

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.
Like (6)
Version 2.2r1
18 July 2012
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
12 July 2012
Like
Version 2.2r1
08 September 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://".
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Version 2.2r1
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
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Version 2.2r1
02 November 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.
Like
Version 2.2r1
09 April 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.
Like
Version 2.2r1
31 October 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.
Like (2)
Version 2.2r1
19 October 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 ;)
Like
Version 2.2r1
1 answer(s)
Atalantia
22 October 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.
Like (4)
Version 2.2r1
15 October 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.
Like (1)
Version 2.2r1
13 October 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)
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Version 2.2r1
Free

4.9

Category:

Internet

Browsers

Developer Website:
Download

Downloaded & Installed 129,273 times

Free

4.9

Category:

Internet

Browsers

Developer Website:
Download

Downloaded & Installed 129,273 times

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142 Reviews

Rate this app:

22 May 2009

Most helpful

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.
Like (6)
Version 2.2r1
18 July 2012
The successor of SafariBlock is: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32851/safari-adblocker (based on SafariBlock source code)
Like
Version 2.2r1
12 July 2012
Like
Version 2.2r1
08 September 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://".
Like
Version 2.2r1
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
Like
Version 2.2r1
02 November 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.
Like
Version 2.2r1
09 April 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.
Like
Version 2.2r1
31 October 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.
Like (2)
Version 2.2r1
19 October 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 ;)
Like
Version 2.2r1
1 answer(s)
Atalantia
22 October 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.
Like (4)
Version 2.2r1
15 October 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.
Like (1)
Version 2.2r1
13 October 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)
Like
Version 2.2r1