Ghostery Alternatives for Linux

    Ghostery is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Disconnect. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try uMatrix or RequestPolicy. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Ghostery and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Ghostery are DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials (Free, Open Source), TrackMeNot (Free, Open Source), ScriptSafe (Free, Open Source) and ZenMate Web Firewall (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Disconnect vs Ghostery opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Disconnect is a great alternative to Ghostery.
      JohnFastman 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).
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Ghostery drastically hurts the performance of Firefox on my system. Disconnect seems to improve performance.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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 matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools.

      Discontinued

      The repository has been archived and the development has been stopped. https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatrix-issues/issues/291

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      uMatrix vs Ghostery opinions
      Most users think uMatrix is a great alternative to Ghostery.
      Too complex to use intelligently and effectively for the average browser user.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Way more broad than Ghostery, doesn't do exactly what Ghostery does, but gives you more freedom.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      RequestPolicy vs Ghostery opinions
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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
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Privacy, simplified. Our add-on provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the internet takes you: tracker blocking, smarter encryption, DuckDuckGo private search, and more.
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    5. 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.
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      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
    6. ZenMate Web Firewall is a security solution that blocks malware, trackers and security threats, plus free Ad Blocker against Malvertising!.

      Discontinued

      this software no longer exists

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    7. Guard your browser against CSS Exfil attacks! CSS Exfil is a method attackers can use to steal data from web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This plugin sanitizes and blocks any CSS rules which may be designed to steal data.
    8. Just as webpages grew bloated with ads, so too have ad blockers grown bloated with little-used filtering rules and features that sap their would-be speed and hog your computer or device’s disk space, CPU cycles, and memory.
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    9. WhatCampaign is a browser plug-in that replaces utm_* parameters in URLs with a string of random characters. This privacy add-on protects your identity by changing tracking parameters.
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