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    safari extensions
    I have been having few issues about popups and receiving odd emails. not sure whether to try to clean this up before or after I upgrade to Mojave.

    I know I saw comments in a forum about uBlock orig, Ghostery Adblock, adguard, uBlock1 etc. could not find it. I was thinking of using something to stop ads and create more privacy.
    each has their own apps and methods to control ad blocking and privacy...and some browsers include ad blocking.

    while in safari recently to clean up cookies and history.....
    my conundrum:
    I noticed under preferences. extensions there were several extensions showing. I don't think downloaded them.
    yet they all show uninstall button. .......Ghostery, adguard-several types, Adblock. OR are these just options I could choose? and if they are installed, how do I see them and know they are running.

    currently running Sierra soon to be upgraded to Mojave.
    using safari browser with duckduckgo search engine for now. am playing with FF and Vivaldi to see how they are.

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    With Ghostery, if it's installed and running there should be a little ghost icon on the top bar of Safari. And Adblock puts one there, too. Here is what is on my top bar with Ghostery, 1Password and Adblock installed:

    Screen Shot 2019-11-27 at 1.34.42 PM.png

    in Safari, Preferences, Extensions they are shown as checked:

    Screen Shot 2019-11-27 at 1.36.31 PM.png
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    that why I thought. but nothing is showing at top of my screen.
    so why does it show in safari preferences...extensions as seemingly installed....indicates can uninstall
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    Lori, ou would need to apply any of those you wanted. Click on the checkboxes, and then they will be enabled.
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    The are installed, but not checked in the boxes to make them active. You check what you want to be active.
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    oh now I see..... any advice on the AdGuard offers?
    and does it matter if I check off more than 1?

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    You can check as many as you want, certainly Privacy, the icon if you want to access it from the tool bar, definitely Security you can tick all if you like and if you don't like the result just until it.


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    thnx... Every now and then I get into these stages where I want to make my computer run better and safer. So far I've had some great ideas from the Mac form participants – and I thank you all

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