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Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Rick Broida | Oct. 20, 2014
Want to avoid ads and keep your Web wanderings private? One of these six browser apps could do the trick.

Conclusion

Is there one ad-blocker or privacy protector that really stands out from the rest? Not really.

If you're already using one of these products (or something similar), there's probably not much incentive to switch. Indeed, I've been running AdBlock for the past couple years, and while I found myself impressed with Disconnect's aesthetics, ultimately I decided to stay with AdBlock.

Internet Explorer users have just two options, Adblock Plus and Ghostery, and to all but the most tech-savvy users I recommend the former. For everyone else, AdBlock and Disconnect do a superb job blocking ads and protecting your privacy.

One reminder, however, as for the ads — remember: Someone has to pay for great content like this.

 

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