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Editors' Review

by   / July 02, 2014

The Ghostery add-on for Firefox enables you to block online tracking services from getting your browsing and purchasing habits. This small application blends seamlessly with Firefox and gives you a high amount of individual power.


Flawless performance: Ghostery listed a large array of trackers on each site that we visited. When blocked, we observed advertisements and social-networking widgets did not function properly, since the service was now halted. Images and audio clips that are blocked could easily be accessed when clicked.

Great customization: You can block individual trackers based on their purpose and name. Ghostery also gives you multiple designs and other privacy options. Whitelisting websites ensures that your browsing experience will not be impaired by Ghostery's blocks.

Excellent support: Every facet of the Ghostery website is helpful. We enjoyed the video explanation of the service, as well as the active support forum and FAQs. The installation wizard is thorough and makes sure that you are aware of every option.


Slow browser: Our browser was slightly slower after installing Ghostery. We often received a "not responding" message for a few seconds, and then functionality would return. This may vary for every individual, so you should not be too concerned.

Bottom Line

Ghostery is an excellent add-on that helps protect your online privacy. You will enjoy its detailed blocker and helpful support features. A similar application, DoNotTrackMe, masks your phone and credit card information in addition to blocking trackers. Ghostery should incorporate this feature in its service to create a more well-rounded application. We recommend the Ghostery add-on for anyone who wants to preserve their privacy online.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

Bug fixes.


Publisher Evidon
Publisher web site
Release Date October 30, 2017
Date Added November 13, 2017


Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Firefox 6.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0a

Download Information

File Size 1.25MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 50,378
Downloads Last Week 10


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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