Do you use Ghostery?

Discussion in 'polls' started by carat, Jan 8, 2012.

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Do you use Ghostery?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. klarm

    klarm Registered Member

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    but what's the downside of that? better to have double protection :D.
    if it's only more CPU usage I don't care. If it's slower browsing I care, but I didn't notice that.
    cheers.
     
  2. kupo

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    I doubt CPU usage will increase, but memory usage will. I used to have NoScript, Ghostery, ABP, RequestPolicy, and no reduced it to NoScript and RequestPolicy.
     
  3. ams963

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    Why did you not keep ABP? Also RequestPolicy overlaps with NoScript.
     
  4. ams963

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    Does Ghostery overlap in feature and protection with either ABP or NoScript in any way?
     
  5. moontan

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    yes.
    you will see most of the tracking companies are identical for both NS and Ghostery, for example.
    there can be a few differences once in awhile.

    you can check this for yourself easily by installing both addons.

    for me, the overlap was enough for me to use only NoScript.
    of course, YMMV.

    personally, i think the less of these things one uses the better.
    for a few different reasons...
     
  6. ams963

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    Yes I also think the same way. But I don't if I get more complementary things which would increase security. ;) Thank you saving me from installing overlapping and possibly conflicting add-on.
     
  7. kupo

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    Just preference :D
     
  8. ams963

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    I see. :)
     
  9. I use Ghostery on both IE and Opera.
     
  10. Daveski17

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    I have Ghostery on Opera & IE on my notebook. I don't use those browsers much these days, but Ghostery works well on Opera as far as I remember. I don't use Ghostery on anything else though.
     
  11. mack_guy911

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    no i dont use ghostry just no script, cookie monster and better privacy :rolleyes:
     
  12. jitte

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    Yes, but was ready to uninstall it till I figured out you could disable the Alert Bubble.
     
  13. moontan

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    i have been using both NoScript & Ghostery more together and with some sites they complement each other well.

    i think i reached a conclusion too quickly in my previous post and might have given you an answer that wasn't accurate.

    anyway, you can do your own experiment easily and see what's there.
    FYI, NoScript comes first before Ghostery when it comes to blocking.
    Ghostery then handles the stuff NoScript hasn't blocked, if it's within its abilities.
     
  14. tomazyk

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    I use Ghostery and Adblock Plus on both - Chrome and Firefox.
     
  15. moontan

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    i have read that Adblock and Adblock Plus are useless on Chrome because they only hide the adds.
    the adds are still there apparently, you just don't see them.
    which does not do much security-wise or save bandwidth.

    can anyone confirm this is true or not?
     
  16. Daveski17

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    I've started running Ghostery on Opera 12. It works well on Opera & hasn't succumbed to getting overcomplicated or needing to update (& tell me about it) every 10 seconds.
     
  17. tomazyk

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    I don't know if Adblock Plus in Chrome only hides the adds or disables the downloading also. I use it mainly to avoid adds and to have cleaner browsing experience.
     
  18. Page42

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    Interesting question, perhaps worthy of its own thread.
     
  19. Page42

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    According to AdBlock developer Michael Gundlach, both AdBlock and Adblock Plus are now able to prevent ads from being downloaded in Chrome. He does say that some ads are embedded directly onto the page, and those are hidden, since there isn't any way to prevent only part of a page from being downloaded. HTH

    Edit in: Do I use Ghostery? 5 months ago I said I removed it in order to reduce the overall number of extensions I run. Since then I have added Ghostery back in and removed something else, keeping my total extension count at five. :) I'm liking Ghostery!
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  20. Lou Knee

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    Do you use Ghostery? ... Yes.
     
  21. luciddream

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    Any idea when this will happen? Because there's quite a substantial difference between being open source, and merely posting the code for public viewing. In the case of the latter, what's to stop one from omitting a few things?... or even manipulating it?

    As it stands, we have to take your word that what we're looking at is in fact the actual source code... just as we have to take your word that you won't use our data at a later date to dime us out to advertising companies. And trust isn't exactly something one that frequents security forums hands over easily.

    Whereas in the case of the former (true open source), we would know for certain.

    Or is there something I'm over-looking here? And/or has this gone open source and I'm oblivious to it?
     
  22. moontan

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    tried installing it on IE10 but I got some message that the Ghostery would be running outside of "Protected Mode".

    I aborted the install right there when I saw that and installed Fanboy's List in the Tracking Protection list.
     
  23. ams963

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    Hmm....I think Ghostery is heavy on my browsing anyways. I think I'm better off without it. Thanks for getting back to me by the way. :)
     
  24. moontan

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    No problems.

    I just wanted to clarify this because I thought my first conclusion was maybe in error.
     
  25. woomera

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    use to run it for more than a year but then Collusion added blocking feature ...
     
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