At long last, weâ€™ve released an updated version of Ghostery for Internet Explorer. We want to thank all of our IE Ghosterians for their patience, as itâ€™s been a while coming. The first thing youâ€™ll notice, after install, is that it looks totally different. Thatâ€™s because weâ€™ve updated it to look like the newer Ghostery products in other browsers as much as possible. Itâ€™s prettier, easier to navigate, and more customizable. The new panel shouldnâ€™t take a lot of work to get used to, but if you have any questions, feel free to reach out on our support forums.Â
The second thing youâ€™ll see is that it detects tons more trackers. This is a result of us having more controlÂ overÂ how to update the library for you. To that end, we highly suggest you turn on â€śAutoupdateâ€ť in Ghosteryâ€™s options, accessed either via the Setup Wizard or through Ghosteryâ€™s options, found in the lower part of the dropdown menu after clicking on the icon.
Finally, youâ€™ll notice that itâ€™s much faster. Not much else to say here except just that weâ€™re all happy with the speed improvement! There are a few things youâ€™ll need to watch out for, though.
Although we put a ton of thought and effort into this product, the fact remains that IE is not an ideal platform to program for when it comes to extensions, but weâ€™re confident we can work around it. Please make sure you uninstall your old version of Ghostery for IE before installing the new one. Also, Ghostery for IE does not currently work on Windows 8, IE 10 or 64 bit Windows (32 bit runs by default on most Windows machines, anyway). And, because we had to use a 3rd party provider to make Ghostery for IE work efficiently, there are some smaller virus protection software makers that might mark it as against their rules (weâ€™re actively working on this).
As always, we always appreciate your feedback. Weâ€™ll continue to improve Ghostery for IE based on your suggestions, so please, drop us a line! Happy Ghosting.