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Ghostery Private Browser

Built to protect your privacy on the web!

Complete with a built-in private search engine.


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Enjoy a completely private browsing experience

Blocks ads, trackers & other pop-ups and is fully loaded with a built-in private search engine that detects and displays trackers before you even visit a webpage.

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Built-in Tracker & Ad Blocker

Every ad, popup and tracker transfer your personal information across the web. This data can be misemployed and used to harm you anytime.

To secure your privacy while browsing the web, the Ghostery Private Browser is neutralizing all trackers for you. Your personal data are detached and replaced by random values leaving data collectors in the dark about your identity.

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Built-in ad free Private Search

Ghostery Private Search offers unbiased results, not by the likelihood you'll click on them. It detects and displays trackers even before you visit a webpage.

Ghostery Private Search is offered ad-free in the Contributor program.

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Built-in maximum security

Unparalleled privacy protection can only be achieved on a highest quality platform. Ghostery Private Browser builds upon Firefox with maximum care for speed, privacy and security.


Browse the web safer, faster & with fewer annoying ads

Enjoy Firefox-grade security and privacy while browsing. Block ads and popups, stop trackers on websites and search results pages with Ghostery Private Browser.

Tracker & ad-blocking

Say goodbye to ads, trackers & other pop-ups with our built-in browser extension.

Fast and seamless page loads

The more resources load on a website, the slower it gets. Ghostery Private Browser declutters the web for you by blocking invisible trackers, visible ads and popups, facilitating a smooth browsing experience.

Firefox-powered and Open source

Built off Firefox, the Ghostery Private Browser enables maximum security and privacy settings by default. It distributes the open-source contributions of hundreds within the Mozilla foundation and Ghostery community to an ever-growing user base to make it one of the best free private browsers around.

Private Search Engine included

Search engines play a key role in online tracking, motivating us to develop the Ghostery Private Search. Our Private Search detects and displays trackers even before you visit a page.

Level up your online privacy today and join millions using Ghostery

Loved and trusted across the globe, Ghostery blocks creepy ads, invasive trackers, and shuts off annoying popups on every website you visit. For a complete browsing experience Ghostery Private Search is built into your Ghostery Private Browser of choice.


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FAQ: Ghostery Private Browser for windows

How do I go into private browsing? 

Browsing in private mode is different from one browser to another, here is how you can browse privately using the most popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome calls browsing privately "Incognito mode" and the way you can open an incognito window is to click on “File” in the browser’s menu and select "New Incognito Window." 
  • Mozilla Firefox named its private browsing mode "Private Window". To open the Private Window mode, you must click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the browser window and select "New Private Window." 
  • InPrivate mode is what Microsoft Edge has named their private browsing mode and you need to click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window, then select "New InPrivate Window" to open an InPrivate session. 
  • Safari has Private Browsing: To open a private browsing window, click on the "File" menu in the upper left corner of the screen, and then select "New Private Window." 

Neither of the browsers saves your browsing history, search history, or temporary files on your computer while in "private browsing mode". 

A better way of browsing privately is by using the Ghostery Private Browser. 

Ghostery offers a privacy-focused browser that enhances traditional private browsing by providing an always-on private browsing mode that blocks trackers, ads, popups, and cookies to ensure your online privacy. 

Unlike traditional private browsing modes, Ghostery never collects any personal user data. With Ghostery, you can browse the web faster and more securely, knowing that your personal data is protected. 

In summary, while all main browsers have a private browsing mode, Ghostery's Private Browser would be the best choice for someone looking to keep their browsing activities secure. Additionally, the Ghostery Private Browser has built-in ad blocking, and tracker blocking and it also blocks popups & cookies providing you with an extra layer of privacy & protection.

How to open a private browser on Mac?

By default, Apple has Safari on all their devices and to open a private browser window you need to click on the "File" menu in the top left corner of the screen, and select "New Private Window." 

Alternatively, if you are looking to browse in private, keep safe, block ads & cookies, Ghostery’s Private Browser is the ideal choice.

How to get a private browser?

You simply need to download Ghostery’s Private Browser. Download the best privacy browser here: Private Browser.

What is a private browser?

A private browser is an internet browser that never saves your browsing history, cookies, temporary files, or passwords you enter. This helps keep your internet browsing sessions safe and private.

Our Private Browser keeps you safe and secure and makes your browsing experience more enjoyable. Using the Ghostery Private Browser your pages will load faster, you will have an ad & tracker free session and we will also stop pesky cookies and pop-up banners.

Are private browsers really private?

Ghostery's private browser is indeed private, it blocks ads, trackers, cookies, pop-ups, and other forms of online tracking, that help protect your privacy while you browse the web. 

Ghostery helps you keep your personal data private. Our private browser doesn’t store user data and it lists all the trackers and advertisers that are found on a webpage. 

You are now back in control, you can choose what ads you want to see, and what trackers.

Do private browsers actually work?

Our Private Browser is exactly that. It provides you with all the tools you need to control the data you are willing to share. 

If you aren’t willing to share anything, you can choose to block ads, trackers, cookies and continue enjoying a faster and more secure internet. 

Does a private browser hide the IP?

The majority of private browsers will not hide your IP address. However, the TOR browser (The Onion Router), does hide your IP address by routing your internet connection through a network of servers, allowing for anonymous and private browsing sessions.

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be a good alternative to TOR. A VPN encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a remote server, masking your IP address and making it more difficult for third parties to track your online activity.

How does Ghostery Private Browser differ from other browsers?

Ghostery Private Browser stands out from other browsers with its strong focus on privacy and security. It blocks a wide range of trackers and ads by default, reducing data collection by third parties and improving page load times. With built-in privacy tools to block ads, trackers and cookie management, it ensures minimal personal data leakage. Designed with a privacy-first approach, it prioritizes user anonymity and data protection without extensive configuration. Additionally, its smart blocking technology optimizes performance by intelligently blocking or unblocking trackers as needed. These features make Ghostery Private Browser a robust choice for users seeking enhanced privacy and faster browsing compared to other web browsers.

Does Ghostery Private Browser save my browsing history?

No search history is saved in the Ghostery Private Browser. It is designed with a strong focus on privacy, ensuring that your browsing activities are not stored. This approach helps maintain your anonymity and protect your personal information, making it a secure choice for privacy-conscious users.

Is Ghostery Private Browser free to use?

Yes, Ghostery Private Browser is free to use. It offers a range of privacy-focused features at no cost, providing users with enhanced security and privacy without requiring a subscription or payment. This makes it accessible for anyone looking to improve their online privacy and browsing experience trying to move away from Chrome's Incognito mode.

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Built to protect! Browse and search privately!


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