TrackMeNot

TrackMeNot

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.6.728
  • Total Downloads:
    2,704
  • Date Added:
    July 14, 2011
  • File Size:
    65.85KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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This Firefox extension offers users an interesting approach to block data miners, but it requires a leap of faith that the program is actually living up to its promises.

TrackMeNot's user interface consists of an icon on your status bar. A right-click displays a menu where you can choose to enable the program, along with your Options and Help menus. The Options menu lets you set the query frequency and how to handle cookies. The program supposedly hides your search history by running its own fake queries through popular search engines with the idea of fooling data miners. Random words appear in your status bar and give the appearance that the program is working; but beyond that, there's no way to tell what TrackMeNot is doing. The program doesn't include a feature for monitoring data mining activity.

TrackMeNot shouldn't be your only line of defense, but it might help throw data miners off track.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It is one tool of many to fight against data miners"

May 17, 2010  |  By dannyringo

 |  Version: TrackMeNot 0.5.17

Pros

I have it set for 10 scans per minute and I think it is really cool, like the web bot~!

Cons

NONE noted at all.

Summary

I use this tool with firefox, key scrambler free, microsoft security essentials, advanced systemcare free and hotspot shield....Check you computer out at "Shields Up" and see how it fares in a before and after....I think you will be pleased at the results...Especially if you are at an open WiFi coffee shop with no encryption....I feel safe and secureand know I cannot be hacked/hijacked/trojan horsed .....Tough as a Mac~!

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4 stars

"You CAN watch it work..."

May 21, 2008  |  By rigpigz

 |  Version: TrackMeNot 0.5.17

Pros

...just keep a eye on the status bar for what appear to be web searches. I have had the TMN plug-in for a year and have noticed a definite reduction in survey pop-ups etc. Have written review after re-install so for what it's worth, I've come back to it...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.6.728
Version 0.6.728 fixed the `Error' bug for users of Firefox 5.0.
General
Publisher Daniel Howe
Publisher web site http://mrl.nyu.edu/~dhowe
Release Date July 14, 2011
Date Added July 14, 2011
Version 0.6.728
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Firefox 1.5 - 6.0
Download Information
File Size 65.85KB
File Name trackmenot-0.6.728-fx+sm.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,704
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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