Ghostery ad-blocker in the works for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Ghostery is currently testing the beta version for its ad-blocker extension that will allow users to enhance their privacy in Microsoft Edge. The extension identifies and blocks ads, trackers, and social widgets. Users can personalize the extension and select which items are blocked and on which websites.

Ghostery is currently available on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari. The information was confirmed by Ghostery on Twitter but no details were offered about the release date. The beta group has not yet been created, which leads us to think that it may take a few months until Ghostery lands on Edge. Probably, the extension will be released by the end of the year, but no sooner than July.

If you want to take part in the testing, send an email to Ghostery.
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This is how Ghostery will help you:

  • Enjoy a faster web: Some sites take too long to load. This can be due to trackers weighing your system down. Ghostery allows you to block offending trackers and significantly speed up your browsing.

  • Get the content you want: Remove page clutter so you can focus on the content you want.

  • Control your data: Sometimes being connected can help you find the data you need quicker, like a location tracker that helps you find the closest cafe. Sometimes it spoils the fun, like a remarketing tracker, revealing the birthday present you wanted kept a surprise. Control your data.

  • Be Informed, Take Control: Ghostery gives you the tools needed to understand the different types of trackers and how they may impact your overall browsing experience, putting the power directly in your hands.

Speaking of extensions for Edge, you can download them from the Microsoft Store. Ad-blockers are already available in the Store, and you can test them out until Ghostery is released. For example, you can use AdBlocker and AdBlock Plus. However, do not install both of them, use only one because running both at the same time might cause some crashes.

In order to download Adblock Plus and Adblock for Microsoft Edge, you must first be running the latest Windows 10 Insider build. Both extensions are available via the Windows Store, but don’t try searching for them because they are in preview right now and as such, a special link is needed.

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