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:
    2.2.1.611
  • Total Downloads:
    127,128
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    281
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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5 stars

"very good programme"

November 24, 2012  |  By Rolandkeys

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Blocking of advertising companies

Cons

None for me

Summary

very good.

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5 stars

"Surprising, to me anyway..."

October 26, 2012  |  By seanpmc87

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

If it's really doing what it claims to be doing, then it's great. It is also surprising to me, when I open it up on a particular website, just to see how many different companies are following me around on the web. As far as I'm concerned that kind of tracking is an invasion of privacy, and should be illegal anyway. One thing I have noticed, is that every time I have opened it up on Wikipedia, it shows that nobody is tracking me. I assume this is because Wikipedia is already blocking them, so if that is the case, props for Wikipedia...

Cons

It does seem to slightly slow down the initial opening of some web-sites, Facebook being one in particular that I've noticed, as well as BBC News, which I use as my home-page.

Summary

As I said above, if it really is doing what it claims to do, I think everybody should be running this. If I want to buy something on the web, there are plenty of places to do so, and search-engines in case I can't find what I'm looking for. I don't need pop-ups, and tailored advertising to tell me where to go. For that matter, I wouldn't click on a pop-up, or peripheral advertisement anyway, for fear of it being a trick of some sort. So if that is what they are using this tracking info for, they're wasting their time tracking me anyway.

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3 stars

"There is not indication of DNT Plus performance"

October 17, 2012  |  By stevends143

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Upon installation and immediately after a blue DNT icon did appear briefly at the top left of search bar.

Cons

No indication of program presence or performance; not that I have yet to notice.

Summary

A function indicator would be appreciated. Give the number of blocked tracking and/or name of tracking website.

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5 stars

"Easy to install and does the job as described"

October 12, 2012  |  By ronald.lewis16

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Blocks those who try to track your buying habits and those pesky social networks.

Cons

None so far.

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4 stars

"Saves deleting all those cookies"

October 02, 2012  |  By gcapen

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Helps keep sites from getting your ip address and then sending all kinds of spam.

Cons

It had a tendency to slow the application down.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!!!"

September 12, 2012  |  By Mikeb00

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

I have only just started using this program and totally forgot it was on my computer. it blocks tracking companies effectively and just sits there in the background.

Cons

I don't think they are any...

Summary

Install and forget... it blocks internet tracking

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3 stars

"Adds, social networks and behavioural data collectors."

September 08, 2012  |  By whirrier

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Sits unobtrusively in your browser working at giving you back your privacy, easy to use interface.

Cons

Don`t think all trackers are being found as Ghostery is blocking more. Also logging in has become mandatory but, working on that problem.

Summary

Overall good, better to have than have not.

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4 stars

"I love the idea that tracking companies can't follow me"

September 04, 2012  |  By GJMcLoud

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

I like being able to block companies that try to follow me. It's MY business what I do, not theirs. I'm also thankful for being able to call DNT & actually talk to someone who you can understand!

Cons

No cons, other than a box popped up on my screen that wouldn't go away. After calling, the problem was solved.

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5 stars

"Blocked as promised"

August 07, 2012  |  By missouriman

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

has blocked over 75,000.000 social networks tracking me, social networks ads,companies.

Cons

have cookies missing when opening pages, so have to sign in often

Summary

works great.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.1.611
Version 2.2.1.611 adds a fix to licensing.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date June 11, 2012
Date Added June 18, 2012
Version 2.2.1.611
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7
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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