DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac

DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.1072
  • Total Downloads:
    28,630
  • Date Added:
    April 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac uses multiple strategies to protect your privacy while you're browsing, shopping, and communicating online. Through this program, you can stop companies from tracking your browsing activity, mask your email, and much more.

Pros

Multiple protections: There are several tools you can use within this program to protect your privacy. As soon as you install it, the app begins blocking trackers that record your activity online. By signing up for a free account, you can access Account and Email protection, which masks your email address and protects your log-in information. If you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you'll have the added benefit of masked credit cards to use when you're making purchases online, as well as masked phone numbers.

Hidden operation: This app primarily runs in the background, blocking trackers and any other items you choose while letting you continue to browse just like you would normally. But if you do need to access it for any reason, all you have to do is click the program icon located on your browser's top toolbar.

Info options: If you'd like to know more about what the program is blocking and why, you can find that through the app's main interface. There you'll see a list of companies, some of which link to pages defining what they do and why it's in your best interest to block them.

Cons

Unstoppable pop-ups: Every time you visit a new site and the app blocks one or more trackers, a small pop-up window appears in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. While these disappear after a minute or so, there doesn't seem to be a way to turn them off entirely.

Bottom Line

DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac is a good way to ensure your private information stays secure while you're working online. You can choose how much protection you want and whether you'd like to pay for any of the premium services, but even the free options offer a lot in terms of increased security and anonymity. The program installs quickly and runs smoothly, making it worth checking out.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Does the job"

August 06, 2013  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

Pros

Easy to update on Firefox.

Cons

None......

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5 stars

"Non-intrusive, Plays well with other add-ons."

July 18, 2013  |  By Mid_Man

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

Pros

Does not slow browser speed, Color coded icon in toolbar shows number of trackers blocked, easy install, no setup, easy to adjust settings. Blocks more than 600 trackers.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Use it in Firefox, Safari, and IE.

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5 stars

"No problems"

January 17, 2013  |  By jamestodd96

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.5.1203

Pros

Works well

Cons

none that I know of

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5 stars

"Don't notice a difference from DNT"

December 22, 2012  |  By kellynepal3

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.5.1203

Pros

Same as DNT, great for preventing tracking.

Cons

None, although I also downloaded it for Safari, and the DoNotTrackMe window is out of focus. But this isn't a problem for Firefox.

Summary

Great service in preventing tracking. But don't see a difference with the previous version, DNT

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4 stars

"Works great but occasionally blocks videos"

December 12, 2012  |  By tom10i

 |  Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.5.1203

Pros

Very comprehensive and does allow adjustments to enable videos on most sites.

Cons

At Fox Sports, can make it impossible to see videos, due to what I suppose is commercial content/collection of information attached to videos. Same at NFL.com. They really need to address this issue, as it's been a problem for the last three or four years.

Summary

Very effective, sometimes too effective to allow uncomplicated viewing of videos from sources who collect data, such as Fox and NFL.com.

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5 stars

"Works well to stop trackers."

September 22, 2012  |  By kellynepal3

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.1.611

Pros

Easy to install. I installed it for Safari, Firefox and Chrome.
Easy to see who is tracking and very easy to change tracking settings.
I am very computer illiterate, and this software is perfect for me, I didn't have to do anything to get it working.

Cons

Only con is that for Chrome, it wouldn't install automatically. I had to drag it into Chrome for it to work.

Summary

For someone like me who doesn't know much about the workings of a computer, this DNT+ software is perfect for preventing tracking of social networks, ad agencies and other businesses. I had no idea just how many cookies in my cookie section were from trackers, at least 50%.
I had no idea how much I was being tracked, even when I go online to banks I was being tracked. Just being on this page ( CNet review) there are 18 trackers.

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4 stars

"Does as advertised."

May 26, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

Blocks tracking while permitting selective interaction with sites.

Cons

None I'm aware of.

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1 stars

"where to put the file"

May 15, 2012  |  By jay86--2008

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

C'mon... one of you geniuses can tell me where to put the file I downloaded. PLEASE?

Cons

HUH? don't know where to put the file to make it work

Summary

Please, somebody... ANYbody, where do I put the file?

Updated on May 15, 2012

NEVER MIND. I contacted the manufacturer and downloaded it directly from them instead of CNET. This one works.

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4 stars

"As promised"

April 19, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0

Pros

Blocks while providing some flexibility

Cons

Do you want extra steps necessary to permit "Like," etc.?

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5 stars

"Excellent! Thank you Abine Software!"

April 08, 2012  |  By rcamardo1

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0

Pros

Easy to install, gives just the right amount of information, great company. You could do a lot of this yourself, but Do Not Track Plus does it for you. Now if only Safari would allow better access to blocking. I've moved to Firefox, as much as I like Safari, because they only allow partial blocking. Keep up the good work!

Cons

None that I can see so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.1072
Bug Fixes
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date April 01, 2014
Date Added April 15, 2014
Version 3.2.1072
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.4MB
File Name dntme-firefox-1072.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,630
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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