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Ghostery (for Chrome)

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Editors' Review


Ghostery for Chrome prevents advertisers, social media, and other services from collecting your online surfing and shopping behaviors. Although Ghostery is a small add-on, it gives you more control of your online privacy and makes Web browsing safer.


Discreet design: Ghostery features an easy-to-understand design and a light, welcoming color scheme. The alert bubble is slightly transparent and blends well with the existing webpage, so you can see the content without interruption.

Wonderful execution: Ghostery notified us about dozens of trackers during our tests and let us select which to block. Images and links that we blocked immediately ceased working. We were impressed that stopping a tracker on one website blocked it for all websites.

Personal preferences: You are given the option of sharing your data with Ghostery to make the program more efficient and to share data with advertisers. But this is not mandatory, which is appropriate for those concerned about privacy. Also, you can back up your personal settings for use on another computer or browser.


Breaks formatting: Ghostery blocks widgets and links perfectly, but this sometimes results in websites becoming "broken" or not viewable. We had to test every blocked tracker individually to see what caused this problem, which consumes more time than necessary.

Bottom Line

Ghostery for Chrome provides you with high-quality service for free. You get full control over which content to block, which is a great way to protect your privacy. Disconnect, a similar application, shows how much bandwidth has been consumed or saved by using the program, and we would enjoy seeing Ghostery include an option like this in the future. If you are concerned about privacy and security, we suggest downloading Ghostery.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Has Speeded up my Chrome Browser!"

August 21, 2015  |  By fredg06

2015-08-21 15:58:34  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Ghostery (for Chrome) 5.4.1


This free program has speeded up my Chrome Browser and also Firefox.
It stops tracking, stops these cookies before they can go through the websites.


None I have yet found.


Both Firefox and Chrome are faster, surfing on the web now. Webpages load noticeably faster. I stopped the little window coming up in the bottom right hand corner, and stopped the icon up to the right top, from showing the number of cookies it stops and blocks. Now, there are no noticeable effects showing from it.
As long as it keeps both my browser running faster, it's a keeper.

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5 stars

"Great plugin"

July 22, 2014  |  By jenjennys

2014-07-22 07:18:14  |  By jenjennys

 |  Version: Ghostery (for Chrome) 4.1.2


Works like a charm. Very useful to know who is tracking me. I like the fact that it's listing and blocking cookies, ads etc as soon as they get detected.



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2 stars

"slows down browser."

February 09, 2012  |  By bobd58

2012-02-09 12:07:17  |  By bobd58

 |  Version: Ghostery (Chrome) 2.6.2


Does a good job at finding the tracking sites & blocks some of them.


Using Chrome ver: 17.0.963.46 m, current version.

On very intense web sites that do a lot of constant updates it slows down the browser.

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5 stars

"cool stuff"

April 19, 2011  |  By dy_ngyn

2011-04-19 16:37:10  |  By dy_ngyn

 |  Version: Ghostery (Chrome) 2.2.2


detail who is watching on me


nothing cons so far


working perfectly in chrome

Updated on Apr 19, 2011

can't surf without it

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.4.1


  • An issue where the alert bubble not displaying tracker names on some websites with specific CSS rules (all versions).
  • The skip button not working on Opera’s walkthrough.
  • Ghostery icon displaying in the middle of image pages on Firefox for Android.
  • Tag filter blocking UI improvement on Firefox for Android.
  • Ghostery icon and badge improvements on Firefox for Android.
Publisher Evidon
Publisher web site
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added January 27, 2015
Version 5.4.1
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta Channel
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 27,065
Downloads Last Week 74
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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