Alternatives to Ghostery for all platforms with any license


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  • uBlock Origin icon

    uBlock Origin

    Popular and efficient blocker for Chromium, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Thunderbird. Fast and lean.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser ... Chrome Safari Opera Chromium Firefox

    • The emphasis of one is blocking ads , the other is blocking trackers. There maybe some overlap but you will not get both functions from either program. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery is proprietary, the last update does not block all trackers Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery has its own problems selling data to advertisers. Disconect and uBlock Origin is better. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Adblock Plus icon

    Adblock Plus

    Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to - among other things - block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Android Tablet BSD Internet Explorer Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox

    • Adblock Plus focuses on blocking ads, but Ghostery focuses on blocking trackers. Buster_BlueNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Privacy Badger icon

    Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger is a browser-add on tool that analyzes sites to detect and disallow content that tracks you in an objectionable, non-consensual manner. When you visit...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

    • Trackers can only track you better in long term. But Privacy Badger turns the table with heuristics. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Disconnect icon


    Disconnect was founded in 2011 by former Google engineers and a consumer- and privacy-rights attorney. We develop award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Chrome ... Safari Opera Firefox

    • Ditch "free" Ghostery, which sells your browsing data if you don't opt out of GhostRank during setup. Instead, go for these open source alternatives: PrivacyBadger (EFF supported, open source tracker blocker), Disconnect (open source tracker blocker) and uBlock Origin (open source ad blocker). JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery drastically hurts the performance of Firefox on my system. Disconnect seems to improve performance. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • uMatrix icon


    Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc. uMatrix: A point-and-click...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Opera ... Chromium Firefox

    • Way more broad than Ghostery, doesn't do exactly what Ghostery does, but gives you more freedom. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Too complex to use intelligently and effectively for the average browser user. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Terms of Service Didn't Read icon

    Terms of Service Didn't Read

    Terms of Service; Didn't Read (ToS;DR) is an active project to fix the biggest lie on the web. We help you understand the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Opera Firefox

  • Flashblock icon


    Flashblock takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • RequestPolicy icon


    RequestPolicy is an extension for Mozilla browsers that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    • RequestPolicy is for controlling which domains the visited page can contact. While that improves privacy, it's not its primary functionality Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    DoNotTrackMe is the new and improved DoNotTrackPlus. Now with more tracker blocking power, stop identity thieves, advertisers, social networks, and spammers from...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile iPhone ... iPad Firefox

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  • TrackerBlock icon


    TrackerBlock gives you complete control over online tracking, deploying multiple forms of protection: Cookie Blocking and Deletion - TrackerBlock can stop over 550...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile iPhone ... iPad Firefox

  • TrackMeNot icon


    TrackMeNot is a lightweight browser extension that helps protect web searchers from surveillance and data-profiling by search engines. It does so not by means of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • AdBlocker Ultimate icon

    AdBlocker Ultimate

    AdBlocker Ultimate is a cross-browser ad-blocker. FEATURES - Completely free - Block ALL ads - no whitelisted ads/websites - Block tracking and malware domains

    Open Source Mac Windows Microsoft Edge Chrome Safari ... Yandex.Browser Opera GitHub Firefox

Ghostery Comments

Y'all should know about this...

Comment by nonobvious
about Ghostery · May 2015 · 1 Helpful

You can't really trust a closed source blackbox to protect your privacy for free. Use uBlock Origin.


I'm thoroughly impressed by the elegant and effective desig ...

Comment by jcarpenter
about Ghostery · Jun 2011 ·

I'm thoroughly impressed by the elegant and effective design of this plugin (have only used in Chrome so far). Its notifications are unobtrusive yet obvious, attractively formatted, and has a perfect escalation of information curve (popup names -> right click UI -> complete entity profile page).


Thanks Ghostery, now I can stalk my boyfriend's exes withou ...

Comment by gordita_de_lisoform
about Ghostery · Jun 2011 ·

Thanks Ghostery, now I can stalk my boyfriend's exes without worries :D