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:
    2.2.0.514
  • Total Downloads:
    129,719
  • Date Added:
    May 16, 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 VERY WELL"

May 25, 2012  |  By Ray7030

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

EASY TO INSTALL AND UPDATE

Cons

NONE THAT HAVE APPEARED TO ME

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5 stars

"Does the job"

May 25, 2012  |  By AG_guitarman

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

I like the way it warns if you are doing something that would allow sites to follow you.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Great program"

May 24, 2012  |  By jetwax

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

Does everything required

Cons

Haven't found any

Summary

A necessary addition for people on the web d'-)

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5 stars

"I can't imagine not using this add-on!"

May 24, 2012  |  By harster

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

Well, duh, it's the easiest way I've found to limit my "exposure" on the web. Many folks apparently don't care about that (social networking and all), but some of us do.

Cons

Once in a while, seldom, I have to disable DNT+ to get a page or a function on a page to work. For instance, on CNN I have to disable DNT+ if I want to comment on an article. Not a big deal.

Summary

It seems to help, as I've noticed fewer ads that seem to be aimed directly at me. That's good. I like to keep a low profile.

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5 stars

"Will I think in is working"

May 24, 2012  |  By mike53_1999

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

it runs in the background

Cons

dos't have any that I know of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.0.514
Version 2.2.0.514 adds better blocking, an improved UI that makes it easy to customize settings, medals you earn as a fun reward for blocking tracking attempts and a number of bug fixes.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date May 15, 2012
Date Added May 16, 2012
Version 2.2.0.514
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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