Disconnect for Firefox

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 16, 2014

Disconnect is an excellent privacy application that prevents personal data from falling into the wrong hands. This program can speed up your computer while also cleaning up your browser's display at the same time, and it is easy to realize that Disconnect definitely surpasses its competitors.


Clean, informative design: Disconnect's menu system is organized to highlight who is tracking you and which sector each tracker is from. We find it honest and helpful that this program includes performance monitors, like speed and bandwidth monitoring, which state if Disconnect is having a positive or negative impact on your browser.

Incredibly powerful: We found Disconnect to excel at blocking content and increasing your browser's performance, with our average speed increasing by more than 10 percent. Disconnect usually beat similar applications during tests, and we enjoyed that ads were also hidden as a side effect of Disconnect's blocking.


Broken websites: Approximately 5 percent of all websites loaded with significant display errors during our tests. These broken websites are a result of Disconnect's blocking abilities and can be repaired quite easily; however, we still see this downside as a moderate inconvenience because it is unintended.

Miscategorized trackers: Third-party trackers are routinely placed into the wrong sections of Disconnect, meaning we found advertising clients located under the social networking tab. This only becomes an issue when trying to unblock content so should not be a significant concern.

Bottom Line

Disconnect is fast and effective. Once you get a feel for this program, the website display problems and other issues won't interfere much with browsing. Protecting your personal information is vital these days, and this is why everyone will benefit from using Disconnect.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.18.21

Version 5.18.21 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Release November 22, 2017
Date Added November 22, 2017
Version 5.18.21

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.
Disconnect was named the best privacy tool by the New York Times (2016), Innovation Award winner for Best Privacy and Security software at South by Southwest (2015), listed as one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Chrome extensions by Lifehacker.

  • Load the pages you go to up to 44% faster and save up to 39% bandwidth.
  • Stop tracking by thousands of third-party sites.

Disconnect is open-source, pay-what-you-want software.

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