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 an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GlimmerBlocker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Adblock Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlimmerBlocker are AdGuard (Freemium, Open Source), Blokada (Free, Open Source), AdAway (Free, Open Source) and AdBlock (Free, Open Source).
The best ad blocker for Android that works for all apps and does not require root. Free and open source. Blokada efficiently blocks ads, tracking and malware. It saves your data plan, makes your device faster and protects your privacy. It's free, open source and secure.
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.
AdBlock stops ads, improves browser speeds, and protects you online. Your browser is automatically updated with additions to the filter: just click Install, then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear.
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glimmer blocker is a proxy that blocks ads, not a browser extension
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