Adblock Plus for Safari

Any of you using Adblock Plus for Safari? As far as I can tell, it just doesn't fucking work. Domains that I've added to my filter list are still loading, and I don't see way to feed it a URL and ask "are you gonna block this or not" like Privoxy had.

The only reason I'm exploring using something other than Privoxy is that proxies can only block non-SSL connections, and that's finally beginning to matter.) (No I don't want to MITM myself, that's too much work.)

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15 Responses:

  1. John Adams says:

    Additionally MitM'ing yourself will break on sites that use pinning (paypal, twitter, google, ebay) unless you've built and trusted a local CA, which is a terrible pain.

    Adblock plus doesn't work well for me in Safari and now it's beginning to fuck up on sites in Chrome. :(

  2. Mariachi says:

    Adblock (nonplus) seems to work pretty well.

    • jwz says:

      I tried it, and it doesn't block youtube preroll ads, so it is dead to me.

      • David Glover says:

        I use ClickToPlugin to convert the YouTube flash player to regular HTML5 video. This has the pleasant side-effect of removing adverts, both pre-roll and overlay.

      • grahams says:

        FWIW, I have Adblock (getadblock.com), Ghostery (for tracking bullshit) and YouTube5 extension installed... I'm not sure which one kills pre-roll ads, but I never see them.

  3. Mike says:

    I use Ghostery, which works better than any version of Adblock on any browser I've ever used. I use on Safari and Chrome (Mac and PC). Hopefully they will develop an extension for the upcoming Safari in iOS 8 too.

  4. Anonnymoose says:

    Eh.

    I run a BIND9 instance that returns NXDOMAIN for the advertisers on my blocklists. Seems like it would only take a simple perl script to pre-populate a zone file with domains from Adblock(whatever).

    • Anthony says:

      I use a custom /etc/hosts file with a long, long (500kB) list of advertisers that are all set to 127.0.0.1, but I still get a significant number of ads. Including the pre-roll ads on YouTube. It's a start, but it's not going to get rid of all ads.