Version: 2.8.4 || Release Date: 2008-07-23 || License: Shareware ($10) App Owner: mcgpp

Safari 3.2 only
PithHelmet is an extended site preferences and ad blocking plugin for Apple's Safari browser. The basic purpose of the plugin is to empower you the user to view the web as you like. You can block ad images, Flash, Shockwave or horrible midi loops.

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Regarding the previous hack, note that it only works for Leopard. Seems like there isn't going to be a 64-bit PithHelmet for quite a while – read the developers blog for details.


Read this on how to get to work with Safari 4:


"Delete cookies on exit" still doesn't work properly and the author isn't responsive to emails.

2.8.3 is now available and it works with the latest version of Safari.

I've tried all the Safari ad-blockers (SafariBlock, FloppyMoose, etc.) and have settled on PithHelmet. Just set the Ad Blocking Level slider to "Some" or "More" and that's it; you're basically ad-free from them on out.

Safari+PithHelmet is also much cleaner than OmniWeb with their built-in ad blocking e.g. it collapses ad space rather than graying it out (which is often as bad as the ad itself).

$10 well spent.

The correct name is PithHelmet, with only one word as in the description here but not the title for some reason.

Very useful, especially in conjunction with SurfRabbit, to de-clutter websites.

Does for safari what adblock plus does for firefox.
Great little addon.

if you use safari, you should be using this. great extension that gets rid of the spam.