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 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.9
  • Total Downloads:
    129,719
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2012
  • 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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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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4 stars

"Works well no intrusive"

March 28, 2012  |  By Walt from Philly

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

I use this along with Ghostery. They work well together. Amazing how many sited that try to track you

Cons

None that I found

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1 stars

"Doesn't block the real problems"

March 25, 2012  |  By rorschach72

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

It apparently blocks some things.

Cons

This software doesn't block one of the worst trackers, one that seems to screw up most web pages and prevents things from working properly and blocks comment sections from working. Every time I open a web page I have to block the offending tracker, and every time it seems to forget to block the same tracker that I have told it to block a thousand times.

Summary

Don't bother with this software, it doesn't work.

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4 stars

"It seems to have stopped the adverts that plagued me."

March 25, 2012  |  By Hugh Ceerius

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

Easy to set up and use, lots of information on websites that have been tracking you and puts a stop to them.

Cons

It's rather worrying finding out how many websites track your online behaviour without even asking.

Summary

Good program, give it a try.

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4 stars

"Excellent Software"

March 24, 2012  |  By vsxd1s2

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

Just Works.

Cons

None so far.

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4 stars

"has blocked 1.950"

March 23, 2012  |  By Ray7030

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

works seamlessly

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Wonderful !

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4 stars

"Nice Add-on"

March 23, 2012  |  By gadget1923

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

Stops all the STUPID pop up ads.

Cons

Have to figure out which blocked items let videos through, use trial and error method.

Summary

Thanks to the creator/creators for this add-on.

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5 stars

"It works great."

March 23, 2012  |  By wbg513

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

I don't notice it working.

Cons

So far I have found no Cons.

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5 stars

"very good package"

March 22, 2012  |  By canblue

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

everything ok

Cons

none that bothered me

Summary

Very impressed with the s/w

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4 stars

"Good tracking protection"

March 22, 2012  |  By mightyh

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

Works very well

Cons

None I can think of as of now.

Summary

Highly recommended

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3 stars

"13 blocks in play while writing this review"

March 22, 2012  |  By patriot157

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.0.9

Pros

Seems to work good, at least by the numbers it shows. Simple to use, does not have a big memory footprint, and takes up no space on the browser page of firefox.

Cons

I ve started having hiccups in Yahoo, not often, but something I am trying to pin down, actually dont even know if its this program, however on another computer without the program I dont have the same issues, basically yahoo tells me to try again the action in a few minutes.

Summary

Overall if the stats are correct then I guess I am pleased, however its scary to know that so many companies are tracking.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date March 07, 2012
Date Added March 13, 2012
Version 2.0.9
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.65MB
File Name dntme-firefox.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 129,719
Downloads Last Week 136
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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