Ghostery – it’s time to switch

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After the last update Ghostery decided to not work neither of my devices (browser: Firefox, OS: Linux and Windows). So I thought it was time to replace with another addon. I chose Ublock Origin and I don’t regret my decision.

Choose wisely your fox’s companion!

PROS

  • it’s an open-source project and non-proprietary (remember Ghostery was acquired by Cliqz)
  • a lot of settings you can play around
  • more efficient than Ghostery (for a while Ghostery’s content filtering and especially it’s GUI quite laggy)
  • 2-in-1 (I also removed Adblock Plus)
  • element hiding functions (just like in Adblock Plus)

CONS

  • in the element-hider mode I can’t see the page only object boxes
  • harder to configure
  • MAL can detect it and nag you (acquired by CraveOnline, MAL became a huge pain in the ass in that aspect)
  • I’m hiding those stupid ad placeholders but with them other things are also hidden on MAL (like my friendlist etc.)
  • GUI could be improved

If you are about to change then you will find Ublock Origin useful in my opinion.