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Ghostery (for Firefox) for Windows

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Key Details of Ghostery (for Firefox)

  • Detect trackers and control their ability to view your online behavior.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version

Bug fixes.

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Full Specifications

November 13, 2017
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10
Additional Requirements
Firefox 6.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0a
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Detect trackers and control their ability to view your online behavior.
Ghostery is your window into the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels, and beacons that are included on web pages in order to get an idea of your online behavior. Ghostery tracks over 1,000 trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.