Somewhat sceptical that it asks for your private information during setup, which is what the app protects against. But really polished addon. Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

It seems a little ironic that Ghostery asks to opt you into you providing your private information, despite the apps purpose being to protect users from trackers. Great addon though, just wish the developer wouldn't word the opt in so sensationally.

No way at all Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

Last time I kindly removed all offending words, but they deleted it nevertheless. Do understand that i do not intend offend you. But if you quietly delete review, you know who you are then. Why cant you do a statement that negative reviews are prohibited.


I must admit that this addon, with disabled ghostrank, was quite decent before version 6. But with enabled ghostrank it becomes just another tracker, gathering data even from sites without trackers, i.e. all your browsing data. Today new version of this addon won't operate without connection to their site, consider you have ghostrank tracker tightly nailed.


It is staggering to recognize that your privacy protection software actually notifies Google, the most offensive, intrusive, privacy violating corp on the planet, of the identifiable information about every user of your product.

Discovering that your browser based configuration program uses fonts.googleapis.com, and by doing so provides Google the IP address of every user using your software to minimize the amount of digital stalking they're subjected to, just goes to show how much Ghostery 6 deserves all the recent 1-star ratings (even if you do delete them on a daily basis).

What… Did Google buy Ghostery recently? Is this part of some nefarious scheme you agreed to upon becoming partners with Oracle and IBM? Or are the programmers there just too lazy to write a few extra lines of code to enable their tracking blocking software in blocking the tracking of users?

New 6.0+ interface seems designed to confuse users into accepting certain trackers, and fundamental features, while still present, are now buried in a convoluted user interface. Given the evidence I have no choice but to think this is purposeful.

To start, social media trackers are whitelisted by default. After installation of the extension, the user is shown a list of tracker types, and asked what they would like to block. Social media trackers are excluded from this set. Digging into the settings reveals that these trackers (92 as of today) are still active. Given the omission of these from the setup dialog, and how difficult it is to find these advanced settings (at least 4 clicks) feels purposefully deceitful, and intended to make people believe they are blocking all known trackers when they are not.

Next, updating tracker libraries, and blocking new trackers in those libraries are different settings. In the initial setup dialog one may choose to update their tracker library automatically. Unfortunately, even if your extension knows of these new trackers, actually blocking new trackers is disabled by default, and not part of the setup dialog. Again, this could lead one to believe that they are protected when they are not.

Finally, the user interface is just plain badly designed, and Ghostery seemed to be missing certain trackers anyway. With these changes Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger are now the only extensions on this front worth using.

DEDICATED TEAM PROTECTING THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE! Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

If you've ever been victimized by some who expect your personal info ON DEMAND without your knowledge or consent then you understand the motivation behind the GHOSTERY PROJECT.

The dedicated souls at GHOSTERY are doing something about the problem now.

I'm still flabbergasted each day when I view the numbers of spies (who were stopped dead) trying to shake loose my personal info for their personal profit.

And, someday when a powerful politician is attacked and the time is then right for meaningful legislation, GHOSTERY will have the numbers to demonstrate the case for enabling legislation to disrupt the numerous shady enterprises.

I relate to people like that, and appreciate their efforts.

Very good Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

Set and forget. Blocks well, you can opt out of reports and personal tracking and it blocks more "ghosts" than Avast

Meh... Bewertet mit 2 von 5 Sternen

What can I say. To me it works not the way I want. This plug-in is website-oriented. Despite all the options it lacks granularity. I want to be able to block specific parts of trackers of a website, whatever the tracker(s) may do. Without this option implemented in some reasonable way, this plug-in is too cumbersome for my taste.

New User Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

First time installation and use of Ghostery and the features are useful. Each tracker is categorized and listed along with the option to block/unblock at will. Very intuitive and functional for its purpose.

Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

This extension used to be about blocking trackers; now, the first thing it does after installation is open a new tab that goes to a webpage to configure it (why not offline like before?), with Google Analytics, Google Fonts, and a "Cookie Consent". It gets harder and harder to configure as 99% of the users want with each revision, with dubious UI choices like removing the "select all" options.

It feels like a bait-and-switch for a long-time user like me. I cannot recommend it anymore.

Apart from that, it still works as advertised... I think...

Ghostery Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Seems to do a good job in preventing 3rd parties from spying on you. However, some 3rd party data grabbers need to be enabled for some pages to work (i.e. videos, other functions).

Highly recommendable Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Effective, user-friendly, gives me choices. Can't imagine any reason not to have it.

Does the job Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Does a good job -- have used Ghostery for a long time. Some web sites insist that you disable some of its blocking. I will look at what Ghostery has blocked and if it says, "critical to functioning of web site," I will allow that feature.

Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Works well in conjunction with NoScript

Works Great Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I wish it would eliminate political bull.

GHOSTERY Bewertet mit 3 von 5 Sternen

Seems to do something, but I think it slows everything down.

Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

Installed and tried it.

The pop-up message style was quite nice, but I found the privacy agreement for the add-on to be extremely unsatisfactory.

Also, the fact that to change my settings I had to actually access the Ghostery site over the Internet instead of doing it locally was a big minus.

Another big minus was that as default it allows first-party trackers AND allows Ghostery to send users messages concerning "Ghostery products". The fact that these can be turned off does not make this less of a minus for most users who may not even access the settings.

All in all I feel there are other similar add-ons with better features, better privacy settings and policies and the savvy and security-conscious user should (and will) choose them.

I would not compute with out my Mr. Ghost Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Easy to set up.

Ghostery 6.3 Beta Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I happen to like the beta version. Can place the purple oval at the bottom of the screen. Can change the settings on an as needed basis. Have used this add-on in FF for many years.

Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

A bit of a pain to configure, but definitely worth it.

Great for those annoying trackers Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I've been using this for YEARS and every update has things added I didn't realize I needed. Love this app.

Excellent blocker, sometimes too good Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Installed and used for several years on my Mac and PC. Works flawlessly for the most part. Sometimes, websites will not work unless paused but this is a minor inconvenience. Custom settings by user.

Not what it should be Bewertet mit 1 von 5 Sternen

Installed and tried it.

The pop-up message style was quite nice, but I found the privacy agreement for the add-on to be extremely unsatisfactory.

Also, the fact that to change my settings I had to actually access the Ghostery site over the Internet instead of doing it locally was a big minus.

Another big minus was that as default it allows first-party trackers AND allows Ghostery to send users messages concerning "Ghostery products". The fact that these can be turned off does not make this less of a minus for most users who may not even access the settings.

All in all I feel there are other similar add-ons with better features, better privacy settings and policies and the savvy and security-conscious user should (and will) choose them.