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GlimmerBlocker Alternatives

GlimmerBlocker is described as 'The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often create problems when Apple releases a new version of Safari' and is a Ad Blocker in the web browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GlimmerBlocker for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is AdGuard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlimmerBlocker are Adblock Plus, Blokada, AdAway and NextDNS.

GlimmerBlocker alternatives are mainly Ad Blockers but may also be DNS Resolvers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GlimmerBlocker.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Safari

The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or...

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  1. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.

    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
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    Blocks ads in browsers only. Does nothing for other applications.

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  2. Adblock Plus icon

    Adblock Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware.

    Adding a filter
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    glimmer blocker is a proxy that blocks ads, not a browser extension

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    Not a system wide ad blocker.

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  3. Blokada icon

    Blokada

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

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  4. AdAway icon

    AdAway

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file contains a list of mappings between hostnames and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad, that request is directed to 127.0.0.1 which does nothing.

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    NextDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks.

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  6. AdBlock icon

    AdBlock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox

    We built AdBlock to provide a worry-free and distraction-free Internet experience for everyone. It is used by tens of millions of users worldwide on all major browsers in more than 30 languages.

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    glimmer blocker is a proxy that blocks ads, not a browser extension

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  7. Squid icon

    Squid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenSolaris
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.

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  8. Unified hosts file with base extensions icon

    Unified hosts file with base extensions

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

     Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

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    Privoxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

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    Ad Muncher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Ad Muncher is a powerful advert and popup blocking system for all browsers and advert-displaying programs like Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, Opera, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, TVAnts.

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