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Adware Removal Guide : Glims

Published November 7th, 2013 at 5:52 PM EST , modified May 21st, 2014 at 7:46 AM EDT

Glims is not your typical adware. It is actually a set of browser enhancements for Safari that has been around for a while, and has always been free. The developers recently decided to add advertising features as a means of paying for development. This feature is clearly identified, and there is a preference that allows ads to be dialed down or even turned entirely off.

glimsPersonally, I think Glims is more trouble than it’s worth. It has caused some issues with Safari among early adopters of Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9), for example. My recommendation would be for removal, using the Glims uninstaller. However, if you like Glims, you could also simply turn off the ads by choosing Preferences from the Safari menu, then clicking the Glims icon on the right side of the icon bar at the top of the window, then clicking Ads/Shopping in the list. Set the advertising settings as you like there.

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