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  1. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    I think this is a subject many people are not sure about... since there are so many different add-ons out there, that all claim to block ads and other browsing threats.

    Anyway, I could use some advice on what add-on to install into my Safari browser.

    - In the past I used Ghostery, right now I'm ONLY using AdBlock Plus... which 'seems' to do the job for me.
    But... lately I came across and it sounds promising.

    Can you guys give my your opinion on what privacy add-on would be a good choice for the Safari browser??
    It should be strong enough to block most security threats (hidden viruses within adds and such), and to block out those annoying adds that many websites have.
    But it should still be relatively easy to configure.

    Any help would be appreciated!
    09-28-2016 01:06 PM
  2. Jayzen's Avatar
    I find AdGuard Ad blocker is a must have on any OS/Browser ( it also runs on Safari 10's new API content blocking API) so that mean no hit on your resources. Trying out Ka-Block. 1 Blocker Is good. uBlock Origin & flag fox are Both desperate must haves for Safari as I find Adblock plus way to much of a system hog. uBlock (found on every other Browser...well save Edge but what Mac user is using that anyhow?).
    Hope that helped a tad.
    09-29-2016 10:54 AM
  3. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    As far as AdBlock Plus goes... I have no experience with any others, so I can't really judge on it being a resource hog.
    (may I ask, how did you measure this??)

    As for the others;
    - Adguard
    - Ka-Block!
    - 1Blocker
    - uBlock
    - Flagfox

    * I'm not sure if I understood correctly, but do you mean you use ALL those mentioned browser add-ons??
    And wouldn't that be a huge resource hog all together??

    ** And how would you rate each of them, going from best to less good??
    Last edited by The_Prodigy1982; 09-29-2016 at 01:17 PM.
    09-29-2016 12:40 PM
  4. Jayzen's Avatar
    I based my statement on Adblock plus from a number of resources you can easily google. Plus the the difference in page load when using just ABP & just uBlock Origin. Big difference!! Plus uBlock Origin is a more thourough pre roll all purpose Adblocker. Anyhow this is redundant as Safari still doesn't have it. Nor Flag Fox.
    I only use Adguard, Onepass On Safari. As I said I am looking at Ka-Block currently. That'it. 2 extensions on Safari always. Testing a Third.
    Rating wise:
    ABP 3.6 out of 5.
    Adguard 5
    Last Pass 4.5.
    UBlock and flag Fox on Mozilla & Chrome both get a huge 5.
    09-29-2016 01:26 PM
  5. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    Ok, well since I'm using Safari... that means I can already forget about uBlock! and Flagfox.
    - So you recommend me to start using Adguard and try out Ka-Block!?
    Onepass... I assume you mean LastPass?
    09-29-2016 01:40 PM

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