Blur (formerly DoNotTrackMe) for Firefox

Blur (formerly DoNotTrackMe) for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 143 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.1350
  • Total Downloads:
    128,047
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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DoNotTrackMe for Firefox gives you control over your online experience with its vital security features and privacy options, though this may come at the price of reduced browsing speed. DoNotTrackMe's unobtrusive design makes it easy to use, and its blocking tools are some of the best on the market.

Pros

Helpful and informative: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox offers explanations for why services are being blocked and how they may be harmful. This helpful app even tells you, in its online guide and blog, how to secure your identity through other means.

First-rate toolkit: The software has its customizable blocking options and a suggestion tool, so you can personalize DoNotTrackMe to fit your browsing needs. We noted that the email masking feature performed as expected and did not cause any delay in receiving messages.

Engaging design: The DoNotTrackMe add-on and website are both well-built and attractive, mainly due to the innovative, infographic-style layout. The quick options list from the application's drop-down menu is a breeze to navigate.

Cons

Hinders speed: Using DoNotTrackMe for Firefox seemed to slow down our browser considerably, even with all other add-ons disabled. The application accomplished its goals, but we are unsure why our browsing experience was hampered by the sluggishness of this program.

Bottom Line

DoNotTrackMe is reliable, helpful, and well-built, but its slowness may inhibit your browsing. While this is a great program, incorporating more features like Disconnect's private search would make DoNotTrackMe more desirable. Regardless, we see very few problems with this add-on and recommend installing DoNotTrackMe if you want protect your personal information.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"performs as advertized."

May 09, 2014  |  By zclayton3

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 3.2.1072

Pros

Gives a report of how much has been blocked, and you can customize what it allows to track for frequently visited sites.

Cons

really haven't found any. - Umm, well it tells me how may trackers have been blocked per session which slows down shutting the browser by about 3 seconds.

Summary

get it if you are concerned with privacy.

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4 stars

"I have no idea what is happening without track blocker"

May 02, 2014  |  By fotobarje

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 3.2.1072

Pros

I cant be sure,what is going behind, but I m regularly getting reports how many tracker were blocked

Cons

Nothing so far

Summary

Seems it is doing something; but you will never know who the trackers are.

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4 stars

"Effective and easy."

February 07, 2014  |  By vreese

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.812

Pros

I have only been using this for less than a week, but it seems pretty effective. I haven't had any problems with unwanted e-mails yet. One thing I like is that it will fill in the email address and confirm email boxes.

Cons

When filling in forms, it will pause for several seconds. One other small issue is that if I ask it to make a strong password at work, I can only access the same site at work because I don't know the password. Perhaps if I installed the program on other computers it would work there as well, but this is not a major issue.

Summary

Very good program with few problems, and a good price.

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4 stars

"Blocks social sites and companies incoming sites."

February 06, 2014  |  By sissyll

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.812

Pros

Appears to be blocking all social and companies while I'm on line. It shows a graph that can be opened anytime to see what is being blocked. It doesn't seem to interfere or conflict with other programs running.

Cons

Really no proof it is working; no names given for what it is blocking. Haven't had it long enough to find out if something goes wrong over time.

Summary

Since it's free, it can't hurt to run it and hope that it's doing what it says it is, as long as it doesn't become incompatible and cause problems.

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1 stars

"this sucks"

February 03, 2014  |  By kisphoto

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.812

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

it gets on your computer and hides the file so you can not get rid of it and it tracks you i hate it and want it gone

Summary

DO NOT DO THIS YOU WILL BE SORRY

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5 stars

"Great for Some Online Peace of Mind"

December 14, 2013  |  By drbb

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.812

Pros

Does its job. Easy to use. Seamless; no problems encountered with other extensions or web apps. Provides user with control over what to block. Latest version (3.1.1030) has improved interface.

Cons

None that I can identify.

Summary

I have been using DoNotTrackMe (formerly DoNotTrack Plus) for over a year, and I think it is fabulous! Why do I think so? First, when I click on the DoNotTrackMe for Firefox cross-hairs icon on the navigation bar it it lets me know, in real time, which websites and social networks it is keeping from tracking my travels around the web. Second, it was easy to set up and once it was operational, I soon forgot it was even there.

DoNotTrackMe is also flexible. It easily lets users block or unblock tracking by specific websites and social networks. I also like the clean interface introduced in the latest version (3.1.1030).

For what it worth, I have noticed a slow, but continuing reduction of junk and potentially dangerous emails in my spam folder. I can't say that DoNotTrackMe is the only reason for this; however, I do believe it is part of the reason and it gives me additional peace of mind when I roam the web.

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5 stars

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

July 18, 2013  |  By Mid_Man

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

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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5 stars

"Easy, doesn't get in the way."

June 30, 2013  |  By hayseed0a1

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

Pros

Easily allows you to select any sites for which you want tracking to be turned on or off - the default is off.

Cons

None in the two years I've been using it.

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5 stars

"Best surfing companion AND IT'S FREE! Don't miss it!"

May 20, 2013  |  By M3474X3

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.6.225

Pros

Everything about this is awesome and I MEAN EVERYTHING!

Cons

Absolutely no cons ;)

Summary

If you don't have this you must have rocks in your head! GET IT NOW!

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5 stars

"unbelievable how many trackers follow me"

May 19, 2013  |  By swamprat

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.6.225

Pros

DNT is blocking 13 companies while I sit here on cnet. Makes ya wonder don't it? Found no issues with ANY other program and have no reason to consider removing it, Yoou sould at leadt ry it,

Cons

none thus far.

Summary

works as adverised and shows no ill effects.
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5.1350
Version 4.5.1350 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date November 19, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 4.5.1350
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name dntme-firefox.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,047
Downloads Last Week 223
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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