Alternatives to Ghostery for all platforms with Free License

  • uBlock Origin

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

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

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    • 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 • 13 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery has its own problems selling data to advertisers. Disconect and uBlock Origin is better. Guest • Apr 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery is proprietary, the last update does not block all trackers Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • After Ghostery's new update they no longer allow you to individually block ads or social media trackers. It's now an all or nothing selection. Not liking this. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • Adblock Plus focuses on blocking ads, but Ghostery focuses on blocking trackers. Buster_BlueNov 2016 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Adblock Plus is about blocking ads. Ghostery is about blocking trackers. They're complementary. One is not a substitute for the other. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • ABP still let some "user friendly" ads unlike uBlock Origin, but both do not block trackers unlike ghostery... but ghostery sell your data OzakIJan 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Adblock Plus focuses on blocking advertisements. While it can block tracking, it doesn't have an interface created for it like Ghostery does. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • Trackers can only track you better in long term. But Privacy Badger turns the table with heuristics. Guest • Nov 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • 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 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ghostery drastically hurts the performance of Firefox on my system. Disconnect seems to improve performance. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • uMatrix

    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...

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    • 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
  • 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...

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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

    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...

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  • 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

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

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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...

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  • 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...

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