Do Not Track Plus for Firefox

Do Not Track Plus for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 143 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    127,128
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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.

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.

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 143 votes

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    • 4 star 53
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
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5 stars

"Works a treat, blocking trackers with ease"

March 11, 2012  |  By Anysia

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Easy to set up, easy to use, configurable per site as needed.

Cons

None that I found so far.

Summary

I know that Google claims to have an "opt out" clause, but in this age of internet snooping and tracking, I didn't trust that clause. Funnily enough (looking at the DO NOT TRACK icon) it's blocking 4 things tracking me from this site!

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4 stars

"Great protection from trackers."

March 11, 2012  |  By mightyh

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Protection is the key.

Cons

Absolutely none.

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5 stars

"cant be beaten"

March 11, 2012  |  By borisbella

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

great program, does exactly what is says it will do

Cons

none as of yet

Summary

great program, have it on the laptop as well as the main computer, have not found any problems with it at all, for a free program it is brilliant and really works

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5 stars

"It did what it said it would do unlike politicians."

March 06, 2012  |  By y4nomad

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

nanananananana

Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"Had it one week, & it's prevented over 1,000 invaders!"

March 05, 2012  |  By limiedot

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Doesn't interrupt or prevent any programs from working properly. No irritating adds popping up all over. Love that it separates the trackers by type. So far it's been EXCELLENT!

Cons

Haven't experienced any.

Summary

This is a must-have; I know I feel my online privacy is more protected. Thank you!

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4 stars

"Very good to have stopped these nagging scrolling adds"

March 05, 2012  |  By Didier BECQ

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Peace at least

Cons

Not seen yet

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4 stars

"I was not aware of so many trackers.. Thanks"

March 04, 2012  |  By cwo4jo

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Job well done.

Cons

I have none at this point and time,

Summary

This is useful software.

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5 stars

"Great program...makes browsing more secure"

March 04, 2012  |  By cardlady47

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

It is doing what it is supposed to do. It has blocked over 3000 companies from putting cookies on my computer. Shows up when I run my virus scans.

Cons

So far so good, I don't have any problems with it.

Summary

I would advise it for everyone. It is a great idea and great problem.

Updated on Mar 4, 2012

I meant to say that there are fewer cookies showing up when I run my virus scan.

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4 stars

"Good way to find out what's tracking you."

March 01, 2012  |  By babsalot

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Easy way to block what's been tracking you and find out who has been doing the tracking.

Cons

None that I have seen so far.

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4 stars

"So far it appears to work."

March 01, 2012  |  By AlexV39

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 1.0

Pros

Has blocked 333 times and I've only had it installed for a few days. I had no idea that I was being tracked that frequently.

Cons

I've noticed that Firefox is much slower at loading pages and this started when I installed DNT+. It could be my setup so I may remove it and see if that brings the speed back up. I should note that my desktop is six years old and has slowed down in general. 2012 is the year for a new computer.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date February 08, 2012
Date Added February 09, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name dntme-firefox.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 127,128
Downloads Last Week 281
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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