Blur (formerly DoNotTracKMe) for IE

Blur (formerly DoNotTracKMe) for IE

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 94 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.1301
  • Total Downloads:
    114,822
  • Date Added:
    November 10, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    318
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, DoNotTrackMe is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

The latest version makes some helpful changes both on the surface and how it protects you. Formerly known as Do Not Track Plus, the add-on's redesign makes it significantly easier to use. DNTMe's new crosshairs icon sits next to your location bar, and is easier to find than the previous one. It still shows you the number of trackers that it's blocked on the site that you're visiting, but the layout redeco looks much less like a Windows XP reject.

Click on the crosshairs and a drop-down window opens that shows you a sun icon if there's no trackers on the site, or in-depth tracking info if there's more going on than meets the eye. If trackers are detected, you see first a list of the companies tracking you, and then a breakdown of which companies to which they report. These include separate call-outs for social networks, as well as other private companies. The slider at the top is also what you click to allow all tracking from a specific site.

Below the tracker data is a real-time chart showing you how many trackers you've been protected from, although the chart's data is a bit thin. At the very bottom you have links to a combination of Abine privacy products, such as its DeleteMe service, and free blog posts that help explain more information about tracking and privacy concerns.

DNTMe's benefit isn't just that it blocks trackers, but that it keeps the social Web active while protecting you. Publisher Abine does this by actually rebuilding the social-networking buttons on most sites, which prevents sites from gleaning tracking data from you when you're not logged in. By rebuilding social-networking buttons on the fly without sacrificing privacy or site load times, it keeps the kind of functionality people want from the Web.

It's a unique response to the problem of tracking, and reflects how seriously Abine takes its task. DNTMe also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

Several under-the-hood changes to DNTMe have improved how it protects you. It's dropped advertiser opt-out cookies, a small change that eliminates confusion about different types of cookies and increases your protection. It will warn you, too, when it knows about social-networking news and when social-networking sites make privacy policy changes.

The settings icon, a small gear at the top, lets you toggle tracking cookie blocking on a per-site basis. And throughout the interface, links take you to Abine's sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. We're talking smart, helpful stuff.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but are looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, the Do Not Track HTML header is too anemic to be useful despite its good intentions. Protect yourself by putting some serious weight behind that impulse with DoNotTrackMe.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"UNFAIR AND TRICKY"

September 10, 2014  |  By oliveoilcream

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE 3.2.1166

Pros

I fell into the trap: promising to mask Credit Cards and only after having paid the upgrading they inform that the service is available onlyin USA.
Crap and trash!
I removed it even if I had paid.

Cons

Consider something less tricky

Summary

Not Fair

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1 stars

"Had to remove"

April 26, 2014  |  By wootz

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE 2.2.9.1112

Pros

works very well in Chrome with no issues

Cons

IE crashed and had to get support to assist - resolved that Albine was the problem and had to restore computer to an earlier date

Summary

will not use on IE but do on Chrome - do not know why the difference but I am not computer savvy and can not take a chance again -lost a lost of stuff including lots of my new last pass passwords the virus alert

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1 stars

"does not work with IE 11"

November 12, 2013  |  By az23

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.9.515

Pros

never got to try it

Cons

wants to disable IE add-ons

Summary

Sounds like it was just what I was looking for, wish it had worked without disabling the add-ons

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5 stars

"Non-intrusive, Plays well with other add-ons."

July 18, 2013  |  By Mid_Man

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.9.515

Pros

Does not slow browser speed, Color coded icon in toolbar shows number of trackers blocked, easy install, no setup, easy to adjust settings. Blocks more than 600 trackers.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Use it in Firefox, Safari, and IE.

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2 stars

"Does not work on Explorer 9"

April 22, 2013  |  By kbtdlc

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

Pros

None so far

Cons

I have tried to download this three times. Each time the Icon appears in upper right corner. However, it will not drop down. Was told that this is a problem with Windows.

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5 stars

"Awesome!!!"

April 02, 2013  |  By UnhappyXyboardUser

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

Pros

If you use Facebook, this is a must!

Cons

None so far. Cleaned up my problems with Facebook and couldn't be happier. Posted your information on all my Facebook pages.

Summary

Love it!

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5 stars

"Excellent product with no hang ups or slow downs."

March 03, 2013  |  By MEDKINS

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

Pros

Does what it professes to do.

Cons

No cons on Do Not Track

Summary

Far less junk mail in my inbox. Works in the background with no slowdowns.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

March 02, 2013  |  By alconcito

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

Pros

No more annoying ads. Well, almost none. It does what it does, unobtrusively.

Cons

You have to manually update.

Summary

Highly recommend.

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5 stars

"I would not do without it."

December 20, 2012  |  By MEDKINS

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.5.1205

Pros

It works in the background without slowing my PC down. My junk mail is greatly reduced.

Cons

No cons whatsoever

Summary

The fact that DoNotTrackMe is a free d/load that works fantastic, should be all the incentive people need to d/load and use it.

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5 stars

"Great product!!!"

December 05, 2012  |  By adailey1968

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.5.1203

Pros

Stops companies from tracking you AND makes browser run smoother. Love it

Cons

Blocked a video I was trying to watch on one site - contacted support, all fixed

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5.1301
- Full-featured browser extension with all password, payment, and privacy features integrated for fast form filling and automatic privacy as you browse. - Integrated mobile experience for Android and iPhone
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date November 06, 2014
Date Added November 10, 2014
Version 4.5.1301
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11
Download Information
File Size 2.65MB
File Name installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 114,822
Downloads Last Week 318
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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