DoNotTrackMe for IE

DoNotTrackMe for IE

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 93 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.2.1166
File Size:
2.53MB
Date Added:
July 31, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
109,874
Downloads Last Week:
475
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11

Editors' review

If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, DoNotTrackMe is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

The latest version makes some helpful changes both on the surface and how it protects you. Formerly known as Do Not Track Plus, the add-on's redesign makes it significantly easier to use. DNTMe's new crosshairs icon sits next to your location bar, and is easier to find than the previous one. It still shows you the number of trackers that it's blocked on the site that you're visiting, but the layout redeco looks much less like a Windows XP reject.

Click on the crosshairs and a drop-down window opens that shows you a sun icon if there's no trackers on the site, or in-depth tracking info if there's more going on than meets the eye. If trackers are detected, you see first a list of the companies tracking you, and then a breakdown of which companies to which they report. These include separate call-outs for social networks, as well as other private companies. The slider at the top is also what you click to allow all tracking from a specific site.

Below the tracker data is a real-time chart showing you how many trackers you've been protected from, although the chart's data is a bit thin. At the very bottom you have links to a combination of Abine privacy products, such as its DeleteMe service, and free blog posts that help explain more information about tracking and privacy concerns.

DNTMe's benefit isn't just that it blocks trackers, but that it keeps the social Web active while protecting you. Publisher Abine does this by actually rebuilding the social-networking buttons on most sites, which prevents sites from gleaning tracking data from you when you're not logged in. By rebuilding social-networking buttons on the fly without sacrificing privacy or site load times, it keeps the kind of functionality people want from the Web.

It's a unique response to the problem of tracking, and reflects how seriously Abine takes its task. DNTMe also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

Several under-the-hood changes to DNTMe have improved how it protects you. It's dropped advertiser opt-out cookies, a small change that eliminates confusion about different types of cookies and increases your protection. It will warn you, too, when it knows about social-networking news and when social-networking sites make privacy policy changes.

The settings icon, a small gear at the top, lets you toggle tracking cookie blocking on a per-site basis. And throughout the interface, links take you to Abine's sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. We're talking smart, helpful stuff.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but are looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, the Do Not Track HTML header is too anemic to be useful despite its good intentions. Protect yourself by putting some serious weight behind that impulse with DoNotTrackMe.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star: 46
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 16
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  • 1 stars

    "Had to remove"

    April 26, 2014   |   By wootz

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE 2.2.9.1112

    Pros

    works very well in Chrome with no issues

    Cons

    IE crashed and had to get support to assist - resolved that Albine was the problem and had to restore computer to an earlier date

    Summary

    will not use on IE but do on Chrome - do not know why the difference but I am not computer savvy and can not take a chance again -lost a lost of stuff including lots of my new last pass passwords the virus alert

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  • 1 stars

    "does not work with IE 11"

    November 12, 2013   |   By az23

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.9.515

    Pros

    never got to try it

    Cons

    wants to disable IE add-ons

    Summary

    Sounds like it was just what I was looking for, wish it had worked without disabling the add-ons

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  • 5 stars

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

    July 18, 2013   |   By Mid_Man

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.9.515

    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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  • 2 stars

    "Does not work on Explorer 9"

    April 22, 2013   |   By kbtdlc

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    None so far

    Cons

    I have tried to download this three times. Each time the Icon appears in upper right corner. However, it will not drop down. Was told that this is a problem with Windows.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome!!!"

    April 02, 2013   |   By UnhappyXyboardUser

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    If you use Facebook, this is a must!

    Cons

    None so far. Cleaned up my problems with Facebook and couldn't be happier. Posted your information on all my Facebook pages.

    Summary

    Love it!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent product with no hang ups or slow downs."

    March 03, 2013   |   By MEDKINS

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Does what it professes to do.

    Cons

    No cons on Do Not Track

    Summary

    Far less junk mail in my inbox. Works in the background with no slowdowns.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent!"

    March 02, 2013   |   By alconcito

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    No more annoying ads. Well, almost none. It does what it does, unobtrusively.

    Cons

    You have to manually update.

    Summary

    Highly recommend.

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  • 5 stars

    "I would not do without it."

    December 20, 2012   |   By MEDKINS

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.5.1205

    Pros

    It works in the background without slowing my PC down. My junk mail is greatly reduced.

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever

    Summary

    The fact that DoNotTrackMe is a free d/load that works fantastic, should be all the incentive people need to d/load and use it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product!!!"

    December 05, 2012   |   By adailey1968

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for IE (32-bit) 2.2.5.1203

    Pros

    Stops companies from tracking you AND makes browser run smoother. Love it

    Cons

    Blocked a video I was trying to watch on one site - contacted support, all fixed

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  • 5 stars

    "WOW! What can I NOT say about DNT PLUS?"

    October 29, 2012   |   By aloneinelcajon

    Version: Do Not Track Plus for IE (32-bit) 2.2.2.1022

    Pros

    This DNT is awesome, work on my Internet Explorer AND Google Chrome, had it a month and already BLOCKED 18,746 sites?
    Wow, NEVER knew that many people wanted a piece of the action....that's like being followed around in a jewelry store and some idiot just waiting to pounce on you when you get out the door to rob you of what you just bought, or worse case scenario...just found out where you live to follow you home and rip you off ya' know? SCARY.

    Cons

    NONE so far, I heard NOT to use it on 64 bit if you still want to keep your Yahoo Mail....guess they'll have to work THOSE bugs out, huh?

    Summary

    I hope the 18, 746 BLOCKES carry over to a newer upgraded PC whenever I get it, am sure it won't, but we'll see. I really like the idea of NOT being tracked unless I say it's OK to do so.
    My business should be kept my business only. LOVE THIS PROGRAM!
    ~Ms. Pat B. in El Cajon, CA.

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