Alternatives to Ghostery for all platforms with any license

  • uBlock Origin icon

    uBlock Origin

    uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium, Firefox, and Seamonkey forked from uBlock . Fast and lean AND still being actively improved.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Windows RT Android Tablet ... BSD Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Yandex.Browser FreeBSD Opera SeaMonkey 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
  • 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 for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari...

    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
  • Disconnect icon

    Disconnect

    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 software in San Francisco, California. Disconnect exists to help solve...

    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
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    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 websites, your copy of Privacy Badger keeps note of the "third...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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    • Trackers can only track you better in long term. But Privacy Badger turns the table with heuristics. Guest • Nov 2016 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 of websites. Terms of service are often too long to read, but...

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

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  • µMatrix icon

    µMatrix

    Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc. µMatrix: A point-and-click matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools. ...

    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
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    RequestPolicy

    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 allowed by webpages you visit. It is the first comprehensive...

    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
  • Flashblock icon

    Flashblock

    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 the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    DoNotTrackMe

    DoNotTrackMe is the new and improved DoNotTrackPlus. Now with more tracker blocking power, stop identity thieves, advertisers, social networks, and spammers from tracking you.

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

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    Lightbeam for Firefox

    Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Random Agent Spoofer

    RAS is a privacy enhancing firefox addon which aims to hinder browser fingerprinting.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Random Agent Spoofer is an extension that allows you to send websites a false impression of what your operating system and browser is (e.g. Opera on MacOS when you're really using Firefox on Windows, or whatever). It has some privacy benefits but does nothing to block trackers, which is Ghostery's main aim. That said, Ghostery is suspect and you should use Privacy Badger, Disconnect and uBlock Origin instead (all open source). JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    TrackerBlock

    TrackerBlock gives you complete control over online tracking, deploying multiple forms of protection: Cookie Blocking and Deletion - TrackerBlock can stop over 550 tracking companies from reading or writing cookies on your...

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

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    TrackMeNot

    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 concealment or encryption (i.e. covering one's tracks), but instead...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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    ScriptSafe

    A simple extension that brings some of NoScript 's functionality to Chrome while emphasizing simplicity and intuitiveness (no affiliation to NoScript or NotScripts). Formerly known as ScriptNo

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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    Kill Evil

    Kill Evil is a Chrome extension that mercilessly removes or disables the following annoyances on all pages (except those you whitelist): - oncontextmenu (disabled right-click) - window.print (for "print version"...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

    No features added Add a feature
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  • Priv3 icon

    Priv3

    Social networking sites like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter can track your visits to any web page that uses the familiar "Like", "Follow", or "+1" buttons, even if you do not actually click these buttons....

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

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    HTTP Switchboard

    httpswitchboard - Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc. https://github.com/gorhill/httpswitchboard/blob/master/assets/update-3rdparties.sh

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD Chrome ... Opera Chromium Chrome Web Store

    • Discontinued "Important: No longer developed. [HTTP switchboard] ...has been split into two distinct, more advanced extensions: uBlock and uMatrix." quoted from https://github.com/gorhill/httpswitchboard uMatrix can do everything HTTP switchboard could and more, so I would redirect to it's page: http://alternativeto.net/software/umatrix/
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    ShareMeNot

    ShareMeNot is designed to prevent third-party buttons (such as the Facebook “Like” button or the Twitter “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually interact with them. Social media...

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

    No features added Add a feature
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    RightToClick

    Stops javascript annoyances such as forbidden right click, forbidden text selection or cascading dialog boxes. Enables right-click, text selection, context-menu, drag&drop and much more where it is disabled by Javascript. ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux 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

  • Privacyfix icon

    Privacyfix

    Privacyfix is where you can manage your privacy controls for Facebook, Google, the websites you visit and the companies that track you across the Web. Instantly see privacy risks and navigate instantly to where you can fix them. As...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Opera Firefox

    • Discontinued See http://www.avg.com/ww-en/discontinued
  • JS Blocker icon

    JS Blocker

    JS Blocker is a Safari extension that puts you in control of which scripts—and more—are allowed on any given website—similar to NoScript for Firefox. Frames, objects, videos, and JavaScript annoyances can also be blocked; an image...

    Open Source Mac Safari

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  • NoTrace icon

    NoTrace

    NoTrace limits the diffusion of personally identifiable information and protect users's privacy against Web tracking and other dangerous privacy threats NoTrace implements a supportive, comprehensive and improved approach for...

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

    No features added Add a feature
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    TheGoodData

    TheGoodData helps you browse the web anonymously by blocking thousands of trackers that watch your online activity. Moreover, it donates part of your valuable anonymous data to charities, so you do some social good just by...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Chrome

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  • Ka-Block! icon

    Ka-Block!

    The best way to block advertisements and third-party tracking scripts, protecting your privacy and web browsing performance.

    Free iPhone iPad Safari

    No features added Add a feature
  • Better Pop Up Blocker icon

    Better Pop Up Blocker

    Better Pop Up Blocker improves the default pop up blockers for Google Chrome and Apple Safari by blocking pop up windows opened by javascript, & other annoyances like alert, prompt, and confirm boxes. These popups often occur when...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

    No features added Add a feature
  • 1Blocker icon

    1Blocker

    1Blocker makes it easy to block ads and tracking scripts by just flipping a switch. It is time to stop ad networks and analytics providers build deep profiles about you across the web.

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

    No features added Add a feature
  • PrivacySuite icon

    PrivacySuite

    * See privacy information as you browse * Block web trackers and web bugs * Block social buttons created by Facebook, Google, and others * Submit aliases instead of your real email, address, and phone * One Click Login to manage...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • BlockParty icon

    BlockParty

    BlockParty - Safari Content Blocker App for iOS 9 and OSX. - Currently blocks content from annoying ad networks on all sites thereby loading pages super fast. - Useful for data-capped, international roaming connections. -...

    Open Source Mac iPhone iPad

    No features added Add a feature
  • Bad Ad Johnny icon

    Bad Ad Johnny

    Bad Ad Johnny stops ads, fights malware & dodges trackers. It is a free chrome extension that mocks other ad blockers & apps as part of its communication & UI. All modes can function independently or in cohesion.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Windows 10 ... Chrome Windows 7 Mac Windows XP Windows 8 Chrome Web Store

  • Better icon

    Better

    Better is an ad blocker for Safari on iPhone and iPad that protects you from tracking and malicious web content by enforcing the principles of Ethical Design.

    Open Source Mac iPhone iPad

Ghostery Comments

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Comment by nonobvious
about Ghostery May 2015
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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).

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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

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