Ghostery (for Chrome)

Ghostery (for Chrome)

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    20,902
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    62
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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

"Great plugin"

July 22, 2014  |  By jenjennys

 |  Version: Ghostery (for Chrome) 4.1.2

Pros

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.

Cons

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2 stars

"slows down browser."

February 09, 2012  |  By bobd58

 |  Version: Ghostery (Chrome) 2.6.2

Pros

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

Cons

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

 |  Version: Ghostery (Chrome) 2.2.2

Pros

detail who is watching on me

Cons

nothing cons so far

Summary

working perfectly in chrome

Updated on Apr 19, 2011

can't surf without it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.2
Version 4.1.2 fixes alert bubbles/library update notifications for Chrome 28 and up and updates bundled tracker and surrogate script libraries.
General
Publisher Evidon
Publisher web site http://www.ghostery.com
Release Date June 07, 2013
Date Added July 23, 2013
Version 4.1.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta Channel
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,902
Downloads Last Week 62
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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