Do Not Track Plus for IE (32-bit)

Do Not Track Plus for IE (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 94 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1.830
  • Total Downloads:
    115,913
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    261
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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1 stars

"Dosen't work"

September 14, 2012  |  By lfturtle

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE (32-bit) 2.2.1.830

Pros

It dosen't have any other than being free.

Cons

Downloaded this three times and installed it each time, nothing happened. The icon that is supposed to show up never does and it appears to do nothing. I uninstalled it so that I wouldn't have a problem with other programs like other people have. Overpriced at free.

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4 stars

"Do Not Track for IE (32 bit)"

September 13, 2012  |  By glssldy57

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE (32-bit) 2.2.1.830

Pros

It does do a great job of stopping trackers.

Cons

It also prevents other programs from not working properly.

Summary

I'd like to know more about how to keep other programs working, while blocking trackers at the same time!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.1.830
Version 2.2.1.830 fixed a few crash issues.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date August 30, 2012
Date Added September 03, 2012
Version 2.2.1.830
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer
Download Information
File Size 2.66MB
File Name installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,913
Downloads Last Week 261
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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