Disconnect

Disconnect

Make the web faster, more private, and more secure.

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What is Disconnect?

"Disconnect" is a prominent Firefox add-on that lets you visualize and block websites that track your search and browsing history. It improves web speed, reduces bandwidth use, and ensures a more private and secure browsing session. Distinguished by several awards for its efficiency, Disconnect is open-source, and works harmoniously with other filtering add-ons to provide an optimized internet experience.

Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.15 (477)
Version: 20.3.1.1 (Last updated: 2020-10-07)
Creation date: 2013-09-14
Weekly download count: 1,176
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 1.08M
Stats date:

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Disconnect
Disconnect (v20.3.1.1)
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Summary

Visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.

Disconnect was named the best privacy tool by the New York Times (2016), Innovation Award winner for Best Privacy and Security software at South by Southwest (2015), listed as one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Chrome extensions by Lifehacker.

▪ Load the pages you go to up to 44% faster and save up to 39% bandwidth.

▪ Stop tracking by thousands of third-party sites.

Disconnect is open-source, pay-what-you-want software.

You can get help on our site.

Note about using Disconnect with other filtering add-ons like Adblock Plus: Disconnect is compatible with other filtering add-ons, but if you want Disconnect to show blocking info, uninstall then reinstall any other filtering add-ons you have (i.e., Disconnect must be added first).

P.S. Green (or checked) means blocked!

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Very Good Plugin
Cons
  • Obsolete and not updated
  • Breaks websites
  • Doesn't filter new tracking links
  • Makes Firefox slower
  • Unnecessary since Firefox has built-in tracking protection
Most mentioned
  • Firefox's built-in tracking protection uses Disconnect's filter list
  • Extension is not maintained or updated
  • Use ublock origin for better blocking and filtering
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Safety
Risk impact

Disconnect is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Disconnect if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Disconnect has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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