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What is Disconnect?
"Disconnect" is a Chrome extension designed to enhance user privacy by visualizing and blocking invisible websites that track users. It speeds up webpage loading time by up to 44% and prevents tracking by thousands of third-party sites. Being recognized for its effectiveness, Disconnect has received several awards, including the Best Privacy Tool by the New York Times in 2016 and the Innovation Award for Best Privacy and Security Software at South by Southwest in 2015. Furthermore, it is an open-source, pay-what-you-want software that offers support on their site.
Users: 500,000+
Rating: 4.41 (3,137)
Version: (Last updated: 2020-10-07)
Creation date: 2020-03-04
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 1.04M
Stats date:

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Disconnect (v20.3.1.2)
4.15 (480) 96,034+
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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 http://git.io/Do5OtA, pay-what-you-want software https://disconnect.me/support.

You can get help on our site https://disconnect.me/disconnect/help.

Note: Green (or checked) means blocked!

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Blocks a high number of ads and tracking requests
  • Useful for privacy and security
  • Some users experience it not blocking as expected
  • Breaks the layout of certain websites
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • No updates for a long time
  • Ineffective on certain websites
  • Useful for privacy and security
Recent reviews
Nao consigo entrar no X com essa extensão ativada.
by Higher Higher, 2024-05-17

On some sites Disconnect will not appear after clicking the icon. And with the lengthy delay in any updates, I am starting to feel like I'm being played.
by Badabing Badabing, 2024-03-31

Won't let me login to Rottentomatoes via Facebook. Removing.
by R C R C, 2019-10-26
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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 extension. 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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