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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/21/2013 :  11:20:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ghostery
Free extension/add-on for web browsers
Home page: http://ghostery.com

link: About Ghostery

Ghostery is your window into the invisible web tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons that are included on web pages in order to get an idea of your online behavior.

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I really like this tool. 8)






KC
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Posted - 06/22/2013 :  11:38:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So whats the scoops, and what does it tell you about my web sites?

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/22/2013 :  4:02:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What I like best is how painless it makes blocking.

But here is a better description.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostery






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KC
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Posted - 06/26/2013 :  1:10:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had Ghostery on a for a couple days now, very cool tool and helpful, one site I visit has 13 frigg'n things trying to track me, all disabled now, thanks for the cool tool tip bud ;-}

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  11:14:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you like it. 8) From what I read it works best in chrome and firefox.

I noticed in IE8 I have to enable tabs for the options button to work. I don't like tabs. :/

If you have the sane problem it turned out to be just a link anyway so here it is.

link: Ghostery Options





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XJ~Abuzer
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Posted - 06/29/2013 :  9:04:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been using this for a few days now and love it. Thanks for sharing!
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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/30/2013 :  3:44:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
np.

I'm really liking that white listing feature too.





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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 07/01/2013 :  12:46:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does Ghostery gobble up this much memory on your boxes too?

No problem I'm Just curious.


ref: Looking at this page





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XJ~Abuzer
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Posted - 07/05/2013 :  12:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It does not even show in my process list. Since I am using Firefox, I am willing to bet that it is a part of the Firefox process since it is so large. I am running a few other plugins with Firefox...probably explains why the process is taking up so much memory.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 07/05/2013 :  2:18:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Facebook makes ie8 use that much memory too so that might explain it...

LoL...
I just noticed that if I make the FB news-feed really long. Plus clear my browsers cache it made the iexplorer.exe memory usage spike to more than 1,000,000k.





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KC
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Posted - 07/06/2013 :  5:30:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya, it is the Firefox.exe process.
I opened the process window and monitored the size, opening a new tab to my home page which has no trackers was 4MB more, going to a page with a bunch was about a meg more so it doesn't seem to add much.



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KC
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Posted - 07/06/2013 :  5:42:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WheelSmoke

I noticed in IE8 I have to enable tabs for the options button to work. I don't like tabs. :/
Man I sure like tabs, even with 2 monitors I still like tabs and pretty much always have 4 or 5 open. they really come in handy when I am doing research.
I'll open a Google tab, then right click links to 'open in new tab' and leave the relevant tabs open and tab back to where I was on google all from the same browser window.

Once you get the hang of it I find it much easier than trying to find a bunch of different browser windows.

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XJ~Abuzer
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Posted - 07/07/2013 :  12:10:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use to hate tabs too. Once I got use to using them some 5 years ago, I could not even dream of going back to separate windows.
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