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What is Disconnect?

Disconnect is a popular Chrome extension by disconnect.me. This extension has 592,646 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.41, and is most similar to Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker and Privacy Badger. The latest version,, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.41 (3,145)
Version: (Last updated: 2020-10-06)
Creation date: 2020-03-04
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 1.04M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Disconnect (v20.3.1.1)
465 104,617
Not available on Edge
Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you. Load the pages you go to 44% faster. Stop tracking by thousands of third-party sites.

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.

Disconnect is open-source <
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Note: Green (or checked) means blocked!
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Effective at blocking trackers and unwanted content
  • Easy to use
  • Good for privacy
  • Highly recommended by some users
  • Incompatible with some sites, such as Ebay
  • Can make some sites load improperly
  • Slows down computer for some users
Most mentioned
  • Effective at blocking trackers and unwanted content
  • Incompatible with some sites, such as Ebay
  • Easy to use
  • Good for privacy
  • Slows down computer for some users
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Risk impact

Disconnect requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Disconnect if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Disconnect has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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Decentraleyes Decentraleyes
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