If you use Safari and are frustrated from annoying ads popping up when you’re browsing the web, perhaps Glimmerblocker can help. Glimmer blocker is a third-party application that blocks pop-up ads in Safari. The nice thing about Glimmerblocker is that it works via a proxy server so you can upgrade Safari at any time without affecting your Glimmerblocker installation.
Glimmerblocker is installed as a Preference Pane and by default, several standard filters are automatically added when you install GlimmerBlocker. So right from the start, GlimmerBlocker begins to suppress flashy ads. Visit the Glimmerblocker filter page to see a list of their standard filters at: http://glimmerblocker.org/wiki/Filters Note that not all of the standard filters are not enabled by default – you’ll may have to enable them manually.
From the Glimmerbox Preference Pane, you see a list of four filters added by default. To ensure that you have the latest and greatest version of the filter, you should update each of the filters. To do so, select the filter you want to update, choose the Gear Icon below and choose Update Subscription (or choose Update All Subscriptions).
Glimmerblocker is highly customizable – you can choose to allow all ads on a site or create an exception for a specific ad. For advanced users, you can add and modify more filters and functions.
Other features of Glimmerblocker include the History tab, which lists all of the sites currently blocked by Glimmerblocker. You can modify any of the rules listed in this window. The Suspects tab allows you to add/fix sites that are not covered by Glimmerblocker’s rules. The Networking tab allows you to configure your Proxy settings and from the Developer tab, you can verify that your filters are working by enabling the Filter Debugging options.
To check out Glimmberblocker, you can download it from their web site at: http://glimmerblocker.org.
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