Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm not a computer guru but try my best to be a safe browser. Any addon that is simple clean and easy like Ghostery I truly appreciate. When I reformat any of the household computers this is one of several that I always put on FF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great addon, Does exactly what it promises.

Only one thing:
make the statusbar icon less wide:
check the screenshot: http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7651/picie.jpg
Now, it has some useless extra space on it's right
- I have it in red rectangle in my screenshot -
(as you see, I have the '"enable ghost count' option unticked)

PS. I've noticed it while moving the Ghostery status icon to the left, using the Organize Status Bar addon.
(I use firerfox 3.6.13)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Add-on. Danke

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ich muss meine gute Bewertung leider zurück nehmen. Da dieses Addon der Werbefirma "Better Advertising" gehört, werde ich es keinesfalls länger auf meinem System dulden.
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Unfortunately I have to take back my good rating. Because this addon owned the advertising company "Better Advertising" is, I will not tolerate it longer on my system.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far seems to be working fine. Thank you.

And about them being owned by an advertising company, learn to read please. http://www.ghostery.com/faq

If anyone has any evidence that they are really an advertising company and/or that they're using/selling data that they collect from us (or that they're collecting any data from us at all) for advertising/marketing purposes please post it. The developer gave permission to look at the source code for this, so if they are doing any of that the proof is right on your computer. There's a difference between security/privacy and paranoia. If you truly believe that you;re right and they have ulterior motives, open the source code and prove it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been using ghostery for over a year now and it still works as well as when I first got it. Though there isn't an obvious effect to browsing, it is nice to be able to know that these trackers have been blocked.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very good addon. Does exactly what I wanted it to, and allows me to quickly and easily set which trackers I want to block.

It may be my imagination, but it does feel that pages load slightly faster now I've blocked a bunch of tracking services.

Thank you for a great addon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I installed Ghostery quite some time ago and it has worked seamlessly since day 1...I absolutely love it. It is visually unobtrusive (I hate clutter), yet tells me exactly what I want to know: what each website is tracking and what I have blocked. I can surf with greater peace of mind. In this day and age, it is smart to be vigilant, and Ghostery makes that easier.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

yep took a while. greasmonkey, ad block + ghostery. trying to load a certain shockwave orientated site, gave a 'nothing' action.

anyways-i second the status bar/toolbar toggle options, or possibly a tools menu to account for the status menu? =D
the timeout alert bubble works great for checking the links if you are fast enough =D

would like to know: any incompatibilites with *moznetworkprioritizer?

thank you for reading and sorry to bother you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great app, I love it.

One small aspect that can be irritating, it will block some flash and shockwave objects, such as with facebook flash games. It won't block the whole thing, just certain aspects. If you desperately want to see or do what it's blocking, you can click "Whitelist Domain" from Ghostery's menu and that should fix the problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Thanks for benchmarks info. Any risks? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

EDIT: Thanks for benchmarks info you gave 2010/11, I'm updating rating to 5 stars now.

My only concern might be, could this addon cause any trouble with any sites, like some important features of the web pages not working?

I'm not worried about any "Facebook games" not working, but is there a chance some important site might not work?

// Benchmarks, please! Do the websites in general load faster or slower with this addon? Any speed benefit of blocking Google Analytics etc?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Here's your benchmarks

Hi Reijo... We ran a test on around 100 sites awhile back, and found that Ghostery increases Firefox's performance by 30%.

Does this help?

http://news.ghostery.com/2010/07/29/876140706/


Also, thanks for rating :)

Adam

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using Adblock plus to block flash advertisements. However, Adblock doesn't have many options to control cookies of websites. Ghostery is good in blocking cookies and preventing advertisers from collecting private data. I have decided to use this along with Adblock Plus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

it helped me block cookies that i didn't want.. sure this tool improved my security settings in the web.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Awesome tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a must have for anyone who follows anything privacy related online. This tool is amazing at allowing users to see who is tracking them. I love the ability to block certain cookies from getting placed on my computer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.2). 

Like Adblock on 'roids Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a long-time user of Adblock, I've never been fond of advertisers. Recent years a number of big companies have been collecting tons of data (to the point of individually identifying each user and collecting just about everything you can think of) and selling that data to advertisers for big money. This tool informs me of who is tracking me and lets me tell them to "bugger off".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

Love This Add On Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been wanting a way to get rid of all those annoying Google cookies that seem to slow everything up, especially Google analytics. This blocks them and things just seem to load much faster. Thank You so much!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

Great add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't listen to the naysayers. This is a great add-on from one of the few companies out there truly looking out for consumers. Ghostery is all about giving you transparency concerning what so many other companies are doing with your information. We need more companies making products like this that empower the individual user. You'll be amazed at what Ghostery reveals and possibly shocked at just how pervasive online advertising has become in recent years. Who's tracking you now?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this! The bubbles tell me who is trakcing me, and I can block them if I want. A must have.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

awesome application Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very good application............as it mainly helps the browsers to block the trackers,so it is very helpful in preventing hackers,crackers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1). 

Wow! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great add on. I never knew how many tracking cookies there were that were seeing what I do on the internet. however, Ghostery takes out all the websites tracking my moves and make me feel a lot more secure about browsing the web now. Thanks! It keeps my computer safe, takes out all the spyware, ad ware- all the -ware stuff. Combined with Adblock Plus it makes surfing the web a much more pleasant experience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.1).