Do Not Track Plus for Chrome

Do Not Track Plus for Chrome

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 49 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.9
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
March 12, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
73,604
Downloads Last Week:
77
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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

Editors' review

If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

Do Not Track Plus extends your privacy

It's cross-browser and cross-platform, and will work in Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Safari. An Opera version is in the works. DNT+ blocks sites and ads from tracking you, unless you give them explicit permission to do so. For most sites, it actually rebuilds tools like social-networking buttons on the fly so you can still get your social on without sacrificing privacy or site load times. It also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

DNT+ installs as a browser toolbar button. The icon reflects the number of tracking blocks against the site you're viewing. Click the button and a drop-down window appears with trackers separated into three categories: social buttons, ad networks, and companies. If there's something marked verboten that you want back, like a Twitter button, clicking it will resurrect it. Otherwise, the links at the bottom of each section take you to sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. This is smart, helpful stuff.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

(Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

The interface is clean if a bit cluttered with the verbiage necessary to explain what it's actually doing. The add-on's On/Off button could be bigger, too. Its features work well, with no noticeable lag times when loading sites. In fact, the only feature hang-up was that on some sites, the social networking buttons weren't re-rendered. It's easy enough to go into the add-on and reactivate them, but it is an imperfect implementation of a core feature.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, Do Not Track Plus lives up to its value-added name.

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    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "Albine you guys ROCK"

    June 09, 2013   |   By babbs5d9

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Chrome 2.2.9.520

    Pros

    I really have never bothered to give a "Rating or Review" for any product, app, etc. in the entire time I've been on a computer / www ...EVER.....EVER... but I can't even stop about this product REALLY and gladly did this rating it s/b a 10 star +.
    "W O W"
    Cordially,
    Barbara Christiansen
    Ft Worth, Tx

    Cons

    NONE NONE & FREE FREE

    Summary

    Great software & they really go above & beyond when explaining how it works and the technology,research behind it as well as their goals to the consumers privacy. Everyone should download and use it.
    After using it a little over a month,I have recommended it to my family and friends (which I have rarely, if ever done) and its FREE as well as, the "Mask" email.

    Oh yeah, they are even rated highly by the
    "Wall Street Journal",
    "PC-Magazine", "PC- Digest", "Better Business Bureau", CNet....
    Folks that's pretty impressive by any ones standards, not to many "FREE APPS" can please all those Critics and Tech's or certainly get any BS past them.
    Maybe BS 1 or 2 at best... not all them though...
    WOW !!!
    I bet the "Ad-Stalkers" agencies hate them & are struggling right along with the "ID Thieves" and "Hackers" that bombard every computers inbox in the universe.

    "Delete Me" is a Small fee annually, but the 2 Free apps alone were all I felt I needed because of their strengths & integrity and functionality. Just felt the Free apps were fine for me as an individual. Maybe if I were doing Wealth Management or something sensitive like that involving multiple clients and their info I would definitely consider it.
    I really have never bothered to give a "Rating or Review" for any product, app, etc. in the entire time I've been on a computer / www ...EVER.....EVER... but I can't even stop about this product REALLY and gladly did this rating it s/b a 10 star +.
    "W O W"
    Cordially,

    Barbara Christiansen
    Ft Worth, Tx

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  • 3 stars

    "Won't Download Again? Was Great!"

    December 08, 2012   |   By MiscGirl

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Chrome 2.2.5.1203

    Pros

    Was great when I had it.

    Cons

    Had a problem with my computer. Then DNT wasn't working. My pages were waiting for it and nothing would load. So I decided to remove it and re-download. When I try to, it saves a file called "epanfjkfahimkgomnigadpkobaefekcd_9564.crx" that my computer can't open to my downloads. Any ideas?

    Summary

    Was great, can't get it again!

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  • 4 stars

    "Google DELETED my DNT+"

    September 28, 2012   |   By skyjockeya36

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.2.0.510

    Pros

    Loved the Product

    Cons

    Google will not allow!

    Summary

    Google will NOT ALLOW DNT+. Only add on from the Google Store are allowed.
    I deleted my Google Chrome and will NEVER use it again!!

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  • 5 stars

    "with Do Not Track Plus I'm surf the web faster browsing"

    July 05, 2012   |   By wrensnana

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.2.0.510

    Pros

    Faster web browsing

    Cons

    there are no cons

    Summary

    It is the best

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  • 1 stars

    "I get Error page"

    June 12, 2012   |   By Lorieann98

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.2.0.510

    Pros

    I am unable to submit any pro comment at this time.

    Cons

    Can't download.. goes to "page not found"

    Summary

    Since I can not down load, I have no opinion.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent protection."

    May 20, 2012   |   By mightyh

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.2.0.510

    Pros

    Keeps trackers away from you and it's free.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Summary

    Best protection, highly recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "works great a lot less ads and spam email"

    May 20, 2012   |   By redchrome

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.2.0.510

    Pros

    free easy to use dont have to moniter it it works by itself

    Cons

    none so far!

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  • 4 stars

    "ease of installation."

    May 06, 2012   |   By woodybassmanturner

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.1.3

    Pros

    Able to find out who's following you.

    Cons

    To this time I haven't found any Cons.

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  • 5 stars

    "An Awsome tool for web brownsing."

    May 01, 2012   |   By raffalcon1

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.1.3

    Pros

    Blocks sites and ads from tracking you and let you know who and how many try to do it in any page you are. I have instaled on IE and Firefox to.

    Cons

    Don't see anyone.

    Summary

    I like it.

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  • 3 stars

    "How do I install this without buying any software?"

    April 19, 2012   |   By maprlp

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 2.1.3

    Pros

    Don't know yet because I can't install it. Every site I go to to get download instructions seems to require that I purchase their software. Help............

    Cons

    Don't know yet

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