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 146 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    129,719
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 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

"does what it says it does"

April 25, 2012  |  By Ichabod888

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

unobtrusive

Cons

when allowing a tracking is recommended, color should be green

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5 stars

"great software"

April 14, 2012  |  By sylentz

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

it do just what it say

Cons

none as i can think of

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5 stars

"Does what it says"

April 13, 2012  |  By zclayton2

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

sits quitely in bar, displays when asked.

Cons

none so far.

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4 stars

"It does a good job of blocking what is tracking you."

April 12, 2012  |  By babsalot

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

It does it's job without any input from you. It lets you share with who you want to share with not who the companies think you should be sharing with. It keeps the marketers out.

Cons

None that I can see so far.

Summary

It works well for the price.

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4 stars

"A very good product"

April 11, 2012  |  By Siversurfer

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

Does what it says in the blurb

Cons

Can't find any yet

Summary

Still a VERY good product

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4 stars

"Do Not Track Plus"

April 11, 2012  |  By glssldy57

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

It seems to be working very well, from the minute I had it installed.

Cons

None so far

Summary

It seems to be a good service and even better for free!

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5 stars

"Surprise, Surprise"

April 11, 2012  |  By 2DewDrop

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

Seamless operation with browser. I was amazed at how much tracking goes on while online! Glad to have this installed.

Cons

Found that some sites (coupons) do not process through unless you disable the DNT+ temporarily.

Summary

Overall, this is working excellently for me. Thanks!

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5 stars

"Brilliant product as usual"

April 11, 2012  |  By borisbella

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

Really does the job, great upgrade from previous version

Cons

none to be seen

Summary

wouldnt be without it, use it on all my computers, does an excellent job

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5 stars

"Works real good"

April 08, 2012  |  By mightyh

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

Provides excellent track blocking

Cons

There are none.

Summary

Highly recommended for track protection

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4 stars

"it seems to be doing the job"

April 07, 2012  |  By duster360hp

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1

Pros

i don't see things popping up trying get me to other site i am not interested in.

Cons

i don't know right now

Summary

if it keeps working the way it is now i feel great one less problem!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Version 2.1 features minor UI improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date March 26, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 2.1
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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