Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.
The toolbar button shows you the total number of tracking requests on every page you go to. Click the button to see and block or unblock the requests.
The dropdown shows you the number of tracking requests by company. Green means the requests are blocked. Gray means they’re unblocked. Click any icon or checkbox to block or unblock requests.
The navbar links to helpful pages — like this one!
Common tracking sites
Common tracking sites — Facebook, Google, and Twitter — are shown separately to make them easy to block or unblock. Click any icon to block or unblock a site.
Other tracking sites
Other tracking sites are shown by category — advertising, analytics, social networking, and content — and company. Click any arrow to show or hide the companies in a category. Click any icon to block or unblock a category. Click any checkbox to block or unblock a company.
(We don’t recommend blocking the Content category or companies in the category since pages may break without those requests.)
The options let you change Disconnect’s behavior.
- The Whitelist site or Blacklist site button lets you unblock or block all the requests on the page you’re on.
- The Visualize page button lets you graph the requests on the page you’re on. See that view for more instructions.
- The Secure Wi-Fi checkbox lets you prevent wireless eavesdropping by forcing sites to encrypt your data whenever possible. See this video for more info.
- The Secure search checkbox will be enabled soon.
The dashboard shows you Disconnect’s effect on the page you’re on — the time and bandwidth you saved and the number of Wi-Fi requests you secured.