Re. DNTM loading ad page Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abine replied:

"by Abine, Inc., the online privacy company (Developer) on July 28, 2014 · permalink · translate

Hello - I do understand your concerns, downloading a piece of privacy software and then seeing a constant advertisement for that software would be concerning to anyone.

I handle a lot of our support and I've never heard of a user reporting that issue before, and I can assure you that it is not intentional. I will escalate that issue to our engineering team ASAP.

To be sure you've completely removed DoNotTrackMe, please go to tools>addons>extensions, and make sure DNTMe is not present in your extensions folder."

I already said that I do not have DNTM, nor any other Abine extensions, installed. I did have DNTM several years ago, but I absolutely removed all traces of it. Not only did I remove it in the Add-ons Manager, but also in prefs.js, in the Firefox default profile folder. It is nowhere to be seen. Nothing, gone, no trace of it, obliterated.

Anyway, that was several years ago and this just started recently.

Besides that, it happened also from a completely new, clean profile, where DNTM was never installed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1127.1-signed). 

Abine/DNTM spamming full page ad in new tab after updating extensions Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The following was the reply here from Abine to my earlier review about an unwanted full page ad loading from DNTM/Abine: "Hello -- we are devoted to privacy and I do apologize for any obnoxious product behaviors. I'm not quite sure I know what full page advertising you're referring to. If you'd like me to help you stop that popup, email me :olivia at abine dot com and I can assist you further."


After seeing the latest review about Abine spamming e-mail, I don't think I will take the chance to give my e-mail address to Abine. But it happened again, upon updating several add-ons and restarting Firefox. This is the third time the same full page ad loaded.

It is not a pop-up, it is a full page ad that loads in a new tab.

Title of page: "DoNotTrackMe How it Works" URL: https://www.abine.com/donottrackme.html

Since I don't have DNTM installed, nor do I have any other Abine extensions, I can only think that Abine has a deal with some other add-on that spawns this thing, or, much less likely, it is happening by way of some glitch in the Mozilla extensions update/restart process, and only occurs with certain configurations of extensions.

Abine (or Mozilla--but again, I strongly doubt that the problem is with Mozilla) should be able to figure out how to stop this crap, and they should stop it immediately. Hard to believe it's not intentional, not under their control or that they need my help to find out how to stop it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1127.1-signed). 

Hello - I do understand your concerns, downloading a piece of privacy software and then seeing a constant advertisement for that software would be concerning to anyone.

I handle a lot of our support and I've never heard of a user reporting that issue before, and I can assure you that it is not intentional. I will escalate that issue to our engineering team ASAP.

To be sure you've completely removed DoNotTrackMe, please go to tools>addons>extensions, and make sure DNTMe is not present in your extensions folder.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Re. DNTM/Abine loading a full page advertisement (unable to edit further after logging out. Please see previous review.) This behavior should not be tolerated from any Add-on, but especially coming from a company that describes itself as devoted to privacy, it is particularly obnoxious.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1127.1-signed). 

Hello -- we are devoted to privacy and I do apologize for any obnoxious product behaviors. I'm not quite sure I know what full page advertising you're referring to. If you'd like me to help you stop that popup, email me :olivia at abine dot com and I can assist you further.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I don't have DNTM installed. Full page ad for DNTN just started coming up when I update my extensions and restart. This is not cool and should stop at once. Can brienning, who said this has also been happening, please say which extension was the culprit.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.1127.1-signed).