Good, not enough Rated 3 out of 5 stars
This slows down my FF to a craw and I have 100+ mb download!
No way Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Two reasons to avoid this addon, above all
1. Not operate without connection to their site
2. Leaks to google
Once again they quietly deleted review and my profile also. Can ghostery employees do such actions here, not of course, this is corrupted mozilla employee, working for them. No way i shall post again and again. Noticed that they delete old reviews with 1 star, what a shame.
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.
Slowing down Firefox Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It seems to be slowing down Firefox, mainly on startup. Latest version on Linux.
Somewhat sceptical that it asks for your private information during setup, which is what the app protects against. But really polished addon. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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.
DEDICATED TEAM PROTECTING THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Set and forget. Blocks well, you can opt out of reports and personal tracking and it blocks more "ghosts" than Avast
Meh... Rated 2 out of 5 stars
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 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Effective, user-friendly, gives me choices. Can't imagine any reason not to have it.
Does the job Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works well in conjunction with NoScript
Works Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I wish it would eliminate political bull.
GHOSTERY Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Seems to do something, but I think it slows everything down.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Easy to set up.
Ghostery 6.3 Beta Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A bit of a pain to configure, but definitely worth it.
Great for those annoying trackers Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've been using this for YEARS and every update has things added I didn't realize I needed. Love this app.