Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker

Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker for PC and Mac

Published by Ghostery, Inc. on 2023-10-05

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.13
  • Category: Utilities
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 10.2.0
  • File size: 9.32 MB

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Ghostery Overview

What is Ghostery? Ghostery for Safari is a browser extension that provides safe, fast, and clutter-free browsing by blocking trackers from accessing personal data, blocking ads and cookie consent popups. It offers tailored default settings that provide immediate tracker and ad blocking upon installation, and newly added 'Never-Consent' automates the interaction with consent dialogs. The app also includes three comprehensive content blockers to help users stop trackers, block ads, and annoyances. Ghostery for Safari prioritizes user privacy and offers a privacy policy, end-user license agreement, and terms and conditions for users to review.


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Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker Features and Description

1. It protects your privacy online by stopping trackers from accessing your personal data and blocks ads and cookie consent popups to keep websites you visit clutter-free.

2. We created tailored default settings that offer immediate tracker and ad blocking upon installation and do all the heavy lifting behind the scenes, allowing you to visit the websites you love without any hassle.

3. It delivers delivers the tracking protection our users have come to know and love while minimising the need for customisation and maintenance.

4. Newly added ‘Never-Consent’ automates the interaction with consent dialogs, expressing dissent to tracking.

5. Ghostery for Safari provides safe, fast and clutter-free browsing.


  • - It has been around since before Apple allowed extensions for Safari.
  • - It is one of the first extensions to be installed on web browsers for tracker blocking.
  • - It is simpler to use and blocks more than other Safari ad blockers.
  • - It is the closest we will get to uBlock on Safari.
  • - It is a plug and play operation with no need to pay for "premium" features.

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By pmdworks

    Dramatically Better Than Alternatives

    While uBlock Origin may have been the best ad block plugin for Safari prior to the new App Store method, GhostryLite is almost as good. I've tried AdBlock, AdBlock Plus, Ka-Block, etc. and all either break websites are or too slow to be useable as they load complex sites with lots of ads. AdBlock for Safari is my second choice after Ghostry. Ghostry is extremely fast and accurate. The only thing that could make Ghostry better is to do a better job of collapsing blocked ads which currently show mostly as empty squares taking up space on the screen, otherwise nearly perfect! For those overly concerned about security and the pugins access to your private web info (as I am), you can simply enable the 'content blocker' extension in Safari and leave unchecked the 'UI' extension, Ghostry will continue to work just fine this way - note this is true for all ad blockers using the new extention method that have both an engine/blocker and a UI extension.

  • By marksanctuary

    Comparable functionality to uBlock Origin

    Ghostery add blocker is the best replacement I could find for uBlock Origin so far. It has been a challenge to replace uBlock Origin, I have tried most of the options in the Windows App Store, such as AdBlock, Better, and more. Most had one issue or another. So far, Ghostery Lite has most of the features that I need. The default filter options work good, and they have a custom filter option too. Their user interface is also easy to use and shows some basic stats for each site just as uBlock Origin. I think if the developer continues to maintain and develop this tool further I will be with this one for a long time. One recommendation is once you install both Ghostery extensions restart Safari. I noticed it did not actually fully block until the Safari app was restarted.

  • By Gen. Protectionfault

    Oh dear, what happened?

    The old Ghostery plugin allowed fine-tuning which trackers were allowed, and which were not, in case they broke the page in some fundamental way. But with the new Ghostery plugin, it’s either everything or nothing, which means you have to choose between having a broken page or allowing third parties to track you on the site. I hope this can be fixed in the next release.

  • By maxvptrsn

    Finally An Ad Blocker That Just WORKS !!!

    I've been looking for a new ad blocker for a while now that I upgraded to Mojave and Microsoft had their new rules. The old, reliable ones I use to use just weren't working. I found a couple that I paid for that I "thought" worked but it turned out they had their other issues. Then I stubbled across this ad blocker and behold — IT WORKS and doesn't negatively impact my system. GREAT WORK !!!

  • By Wiricijebrjeb

    Finally available for iOS!

    I’ve used this browser extension since they made it before Microsoft allowed extensions for safari and always loved it! I waited patiently for the day Microsoft would allow extensions for Safari and now they’re here, and now Ghostery has come too! Ghostery was always one of the first extensions I installed on my web browsers for tracker blocking and it should be one of the first extensions you install into safari!

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