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Do Not Track Plus for IE

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    115,913
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 68 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 16
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1 stars

"Great idea, very poorly executed"

February 14, 2012  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

sounds great...indeed ideal,. easy to install and even remove

Cons

blocks all normal processes as well in I.E., and after configuring to allow recently blocked...continues to block....settings evidently do not work, or are ignored....and BTW which ones of the many 'recently blocked', do we then allow?
The link provided to find out what 'these companies are'...is also blocked. Yes it blocks itself!@
Not even 'allow all' (or remove all blocked) worked.

Rubbish without further work..so much for 5 stars cnet editors!

Summary

uninstalled...we need to be able to keep our lives going, and this 'privacy blocker' which apparently is unconfigurable...does help

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

March 09, 2012  |  By phritzg

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

blocks a lot of tracking sites

Cons

doesn't block every site

Summary

works well enough to keep using and doesn't slow down my browsing speed

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1 stars

"System crashes"

March 07, 2012  |  By mllbright716

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

I liked the idea of the protection, and it was truly amazing the amount of tracking it was catching.

Cons

Quickly got a 'blue screen of death w/error message.' Needless to say, I immediately uninstalled it. Also could not find a way to clear the numbers reported.

Summary

Not for me

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4 stars

"Never knew how much tracking is going on."

March 07, 2012  |  By LandmineOP

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

Effortless to use. doesn't affect mu laptops performance.

Cons

Installation instructions need to be revised.

Summary

Good program. Once you see the results, you'll never go without it again.

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5 stars

"Great program, works nicely in background!"

March 07, 2012  |  By nsmurali007

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

Almost invisible to user. Non intrusive protection. I love it.

Cons

None. NO flaws. Works as expected.

Summary

I recommend making this a part of firefox and other popular browsers. Of course it defeats the purpose of the web and incentive for advertisers to support other useful and free services. So there is no free lunch! It will be interesting to see if we still have free gmail next year!

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3 stars

"Would be more useful if one knew who was tracking you"

March 02, 2012  |  By UanME2

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

Quick & easy to use and useful if only to know that tracking was going on

Cons

Interfered with my IE add ons - had to reinstall

Summary

For the use of it I don't know if I would download it again

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4 stars

"Excellent product."

March 02, 2012  |  By drramsey

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

Easy to use, very intuative.

Cons

more info on blocked items would be nice.

Summary

Great product, no issues to date would recommend it.

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1 stars

"Trouble!!!"

March 01, 2012  |  By mfla7166

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

seems to do a good job blocking

Cons

I couldn't find any way to clear the statistics and then when system crashed - that did it!!! I immediately uninstalled this program; system has been fine since.

Summary

use at your own risk - I wouldnt though

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5 stars

"Works Great"

February 29, 2012  |  By charpps2

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

Works great, can't find anything wrong yet.

Cons

No problems.

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1 stars

"Bad Software"

February 28, 2012  |  By Sue Geek

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

A good idea in theory.

Cons

Does not have an intuitive user interface and lacks a safe list for good tracking cookies.

Summary

I didn't like this program. You could not disable certain tracking cookies that you would like to keep such as cookies for one-click access to email, Facebook, or Twitter accounts. Also the interface was very clumsy. It's a very good idea but I'll wait till a more user friendly version comes out! A safe list would be great in future versions.

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1 stars

"Does not work on Internet Explorer 8"

February 28, 2012  |  By dnewspeak

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE 1.0

Pros

All negatives

Cons

Does not work on Internet Explorer 8

Summary

Does not work on Internet Explorer 8

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date February 08, 2012
Date Added February 09, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Requires Internet Explorer 8+
Download Information
File Size 2.66MB
File Name installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,913
Downloads Last Week 261
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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