Safari AdBlock

Safari AdBlock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.4.0 RC3
  • Total Downloads:
    155,067
  • Date Added:
    August 29, 2009
  • File Size:
    625.46KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    651
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Built on GPL, the open source and free Safari AdBlock was written with help from the folks who created AdBlock Plus, the popular Firefox plug-in. This iteration for Safari is simple and needs no configuration, although there are a few options for users if they want them. Users can choose from blocking ads in a multitude of languages including English, German, French, Ukranian, Russian, Korean, Chinese, and more. That's about it for customization.

In our extremely scientific testing, whereby scientific we mean utterly and shamelessly empirical, we checked out a few Web sites with big ads including CNN.com, NYTimes.com, and TheOnion.com, and AdBlock successfully killed ads on all three of those sites. Up until now, the best way to block ads in Safari have been pay-for-play options. But for free and open-source goodness, Safari AdBlock is the way to go. Hopefully future versions will have more features, and a few ads did get through in our testing, but by and large this is a very effective ad-blocker.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic!!!"

    October 25, 2013   |   By wobble

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    I just installed NEW Maverick OS two days ago and after the 40 minute install, it asked me if I wanted to install Adblock for Safari as one of a couple options. WA-LA!!

    Cons

    Non right now

    Summary

    It is a very simple program and works right out of the box.
    I highly recommend!

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  • 5 stars

    "Version 2.5.38 for Safari"

    July 26, 2012   |   By osusana

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Removes all ads.

    Cons

    None. I've had no problems with the program. Also easy to install.

    Summary

    I love it!

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  • 5 stars

    "New version available"

    December 03, 2011   |   By Jack-Herer

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Latest Safari version: 2.4.33

    Cons

    Nothing at all

    Summary

    http://safariadblock.com/

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  • 1 stars

    "Bad. BAD. Very BAD!"

    December 03, 2011   |   By Ibokassa

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Hard to see any

    Cons

    Crashes, beachballs, awfully slow after many tweaks and reinstalls.

    Summary

    There are few things I hate more than ads - one of them is this nagware.

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  • 1 stars

    "Exceptionally horrible."

    November 14, 2011   |   By petervangalen

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Don't know

    Cons

    I downloaded and installed, yet the program is nowhere to be found. Not in applications, not in Safari preferences, there's no shortcut, and all advertisements are still there. And now it's clogging up my computer somewhere.
    Wish I had read the other reviews. The other AdBlock program works great.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Widget!"

    November 13, 2011   |   By SoTCNews1977

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    This is great for businesses and individuals who need to know when packages arrive.

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything!

    Summary

    I find this Delivery widget to be valuable so we know when packages arrive so we can be there to pick them up and not worry about others stealing our orders.

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  • 1 stars

    "Outdated!!"

    November 06, 2011   |   By hans.johansson

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Nothing good to say

    Cons

    Installs - but does not show up

    Summary

    DON'T USE

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  • 2 stars

    "Automatic Mac Restart on Extension Install"

    June 19, 2011   |   By kcfern

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Blocked ads nicely while it worked

    Cons

    Restarted Mac on reinstall

    Summary

    I had this in place but uninstalled then reinstalled this morning. I went to Preferences to check the extension after installing. When clicked the close button, it restarted my Mac.

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  • 4 stars

    "Got this via the Apple website and it works great."

    May 20, 2011   |   By MLN1963

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Works like advertised. Free! No annoying ads when viewing Youtube anymore!

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Try it, it's free. Keep it if you like it, uninstall if you don't. You have nothing to lose except those stupid ads. I'm using version 2.4.4.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work!"

    February 09, 2011   |   By SimonM74

    Version: Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3

    Pros

    Older version on macbook worked fine, no more ads seen at the time, so potentially good product

    Cons

    downloaded it again on new computer 9/2/11: don't notice a thing! It doesnt come up in the safari menu as it did before and all ads are still there!

    Summary

    is there some sort of issue with the current version? Can the safari Adblock people pls fix this?

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    What's new in version 0.4.0 RC3
    Snow Leopard compatible.
    General
    Publisher Safari AdBlock
    Publisher web site http://safariadblock.sourceforge.net/
    Release Date August 29, 2009
    Date Added August 29, 2009
    Version 0.4.0 RC3
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 625.46KB
    File Name Safari AdBlock 0.4.0 RC3.pkg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 155,067
    Downloads Last Week 651
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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