Ghostery Privacy Browser APK

Version 22251830 -
Last updated: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 7:03:31 UTC

Ghostery Privacy Browser apk

APP Information

Download Version 22251830 (22251830)
Apk Size70.80 MB
App DeveloperGhostery, Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

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App Description

Ghostery Privacy Browser is ghostery,android,communication, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.52 by 33 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Ghostery, Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 22251830 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 26256+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Using Firefox’s Fenix, Ghostery Privacy Browser offers comprehensive features that enhance user privacy for mobile browsing. Ghostery Privacy Browser integrates the powerful ad blocking and tracker protection of the Ghostery 8 control panel with improved web browser functionalities. We’ve cut out extra bloating for you - so all you need to think about is which site you want to visit next.

Never lose track of your bookmarks again! Customize your folders and bookmarks to make navigating to your top websites easier than ever before.

Enjoy best-in class security with our newest release. See who is tracking your data on the websites you visit and block or unblock these trackers (even unknown ones) individually or in bulk.

Private Browsing (incognito browsing) offers and further privacy protection by preventing the websites you visit from appearing in your browser history.

The mobile browser removes intrusive ads and clutter, resulting in a cleaner and ultimately faster browsing experience.

UI Updates
We’ve given Ghostery Android v3 a bit of a facelift. Enjoy all the same features you know and love but with an updated look and feel. Navigate to the Ghostery Overview Panel (click on the Ghosty icon in the top left of your browser) to take a look!

App ChangeLog

  • Ghostery Privacy Browser v3.0 is our fastest mobile browser to date, offering a private, tracker- and ad-free mobile browsing experience. This version is optimized for Android 11 and equipped with the largest tracker database in the market. Please visit our Github page for the full open-source code.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

download files without notification
Allows the app to download files through the download manager without any notification being shown to the user.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. J Long-avatar

    J Long


    Since the upgrade and redesign the browser is crashing quite a lot, multiple times during the day, even during the hour. Very annoying and may have to discard browser altogether. As such, I can't recommend any longer. Also, extremely important: I'm getting a ghost tab underneath all my pages. For example, when I go to close a page, there appears a completely black page that I also have to close behind it. What's the deal here? What happened, Ghostery?

  2. Carla Caruana-avatar

    Carla Caruana


    I was upset with this garbage update to begin with, but just noticed it managed to wipe out around a hundred bookmarks I had arranged in an intricate folder structure for organisation purposes. Nothing left. This is the last straw. I'm definitely uninstalling, and this is likely to be, for the rest of my life, my go-to story of needlessly ruining good software. It blows my mind how unacceptably bad this update was. Just fold the studio at this point, it's done, you blew it. Unbelievable.

  3. Google User-avatar

    Google User


    EDIT 2020-09-17: I didn't think it was possible for the interface to get any worse...yet it did. Open tabs now show up in a horrible compressed list view with no preview images, which is a nightmare if you have more than five tabs open. Additional, none of the problems with the former "new" interface were fixed. At this point this app is worse than Samsung's stock browser app, which is an all-time low developers of a third-party app ought to be ashamed of.

  4. Joe-avatar



    Update is more like a backwards move. Good: Now my regular news site is in the homescreen. One click morning reading. Bad: No more "quit" option. Can't find a Fedex tracking number from web search, where it used to open DDG and get it. Went to a website that was under maintenance, and it just showed an IP address. But if I open in DDG, it shows me the site maintenance message like it should. Was really liking this app, but now not so much. Maybe time to start looking around for a different app

  5. Chris P-avatar

    Chris P


    Keyboard always slow to shows up whenever trying to type an address. Prob 'cause it's loading native libs for QR code, regardless whether user going to use that feature or not. For a rewrite, it's a shame there's too much regression on performance. 🤷🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️ Oh yeah, bookmarks and top/pinned sites management seems to be an afterthought to devs. Power users, this browser is not for you.

  6. M Schnell-avatar

    M Schnell


    I like this app very much but I don't care for the new screen layouts. It's confusing. I'm not sure now whether I'm in a private window or not. I'd like to see a feature added that allows you to set whether or not to switch to a new tab automatically when you open a new tab. That would be more convenient than the way it is now. Otherwise it's a good app.

  7. z's not here-avatar

    z's not here


    It used to be my favorite browser but just today it got removed from my home screen. I added it back and didn't think much of it but later I tried to use it and it signed me out (luckily it kept all my tabs) and then I tried to use it like normal and the entire format changed to some dumb thing that doesn't work at all.

  8. M S-avatar

    M S


    The new update in September 2020 makes this browser unusable. I loved it before and now I need to look for another browser and remove this from my phone. Why ruin something that was working great and had great reviews and a strong following? It seems that most of the great features disappeared. I'm deleting this and moving on.

  9. M M-avatar

    M M


    Update ruined a lot of features and user friendly features. The NO LONGER allow the option of full desktop view from mobile view. They even took away additional options in settings to change the fake ass desktop view button they do have. Not to mention they NO LONGER DETECT TRACKERS honestly anymore. Now every time I go to fb it says Facebook, the largest data mining platform in existence, it says fb has Zero trackers and completely safe for privacy. So yeah they obviously prostituted themselve.

  10. Victoria Anne Warner-avatar

    Victoria Anne Warner


    I have switched. The update is.... I've not reviewed an app I used to love like this before. Unfortunately for ghostery I switched to duckduckgo and it works just fine, so I won't see a point in switching back even if you fix it, even though I loved having a little ghost on my home screen. Hopefully it'll be a lesson for the future?

  11. Stefan Garnham-avatar

    Stefan Garnham


    Latest update is useless. Opening new tabs for bookmarks instead of loading it in the current tab resulting in multiple tabs open. More taps to access items which used to be accessible via one. Reduction of features. Did the Devs have anyone actually use this before release? Very disappointed as this was a brilliant browser a year ago

  12. Amanda Ruiz-avatar

    Amanda Ruiz


    This browser was the best... until the newest feature update. I used to be able to have add-ons to make the QoL better, it was much faster than it is now, and the settings were much more intuitive. It took everything great about open source and Ghostery's tracking blocker and just threw it in the trash. Please revert the newest feature update!

  13. kira angle-avatar

    kira angle


    Its slower, a lot slower, downloads fail even after the image has conpletely loaded. I cannot start from a tab, it has to be the intro screen. I didnt ask for a lot, but i would have prefered nothing over this.i used the browser for years and now i feel like uninstalling it.

  14. Ron Swanson-avatar

    Ron Swanson


    Updated Ghostery - I LOATHE it. Old Ghostery allowed me to save all my passwords. Now they are all gone and I am locked out of several accounts because I dont have a clue what they are. No where to be found on new updated Ghostery menu is a saved password function. Moving to another browser....

  15. R Borg-avatar

    R Borg


    Worst browser update in HISTORY. Which says a lot. They went from one of the best browsers and changed it. I don't care that they added extra paid services. However they seem to have changed the favorite websites. Thereby destroying the best feature. There are multiple privacy browsers. This was my #1 browser. The one i recommended. Probably switching to DuckDuckgo browser as my main.

  16. Kim O-avatar

    Kim O


    I like the privacy and lack of ads. But the app has issues, particularly when using the back button to return to a previous page. It either messes up where I was on the page and I have to scroll to find my place, or it doesn't load the page at all.

  17. Jonathan H-avatar

    Jonathan H


    Says it is secure but voice command allows Google to access and use the microphone even when the microphone permission is disabled. I suspect there is nothing secure about this anymore. They were probably bought out. I wont be using it any more.

  18. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Last update brang some new huge bugs.. All my stored passwords had simply gone. That's even absent appropriate menu item... Reading mode is completely different, the increase in font size is now limited for some reason... Recover my passwords! Fix all bugs please... or you'll lose at least one of the first users...

  19. Iren Grimm-avatar

    Iren Grimm


    Do devs hate users? Changing tabs is a nightmare now. Go to tab list. New page is top item, initially hidden, fine. Swipe down. Oops, swipe about 1 pixel more than needed to unhide. Whole list collapses. Try again. Since update many pages won't render or finish loading. All work fine in other browsers. Show tabs button at top of screen. Then new tab button is at bottom. Then need to select address bar at top. Layout wasn't this bad before. Also, tab thumbnails are too small, usually blank.

  20. Brian Dalton-avatar

    Brian Dalton


    Used to be a good browser, but recent changes have made it far worse. Can't close individual tabs, can't delete selected history ... must delete them one by one or all at one time. Time to find a different browser.

  21. Brian Gibbs-avatar

    Brian Gibbs


    Why? Seriously, why did you mess with this? It's not 'better' it's worse. Now the microphone is working when it shouldn't. Hmm. Interesting. Avg went from antivirus to full blown malware. Same here? Long live ghostery! Ghostery is dead! Nothing to see here. Time to move along. :(

  22. adder mc-avatar

    adder mc


    First off it's Definitely Not fast what so ever. Hell Tor browser (which is extremely slow) was faster than this app. And constantly asking for review. And it will confuse you when you set some items, keeps throwing Mozilla Firefox for it. Yes I know it's forked off Firefox. But some people don't know that and wonder if they installed Ghostery browser why Firefox keeps showing on items. As soon as I get something else, uninstalle it!!

  23. Rainey Oliver-avatar

    Rainey Oliver


    O stars if possible, after the new update. Lost all my bookmarks, slow to load and crashes. And why the hell is Google the search engine? If I wanted to use google, I would simply use chrome. No thanks!

  24. Johan Whote-avatar

    Johan Whote


    I miss the old layout the new one is to... Unusable? Where is the search on other engines button? All gone! Also the shortcuts button shows sites I don't visit? Can I pay to have my site up there??? Seems ugly now and there you go 1 star back to older version for me might be security issues but the new layout is to ugly

  25. Kelly Penner-avatar

    Kelly Penner


    Was good before the update. Now it deletes and forgets where I was if I was to change to a different app. I don't like that it forces that option on you. I may have to find another privacy Browser to keep things I have running to remain in the background if I choose to.

  26. Dyes Cyes-avatar

    Dyes Cyes


    Why do you keep trying to tweak it. Have to input personal data every time it's closed to access a simple thing like an email acc. Last update suxs big time. Will be looking at uninstalling unless it works like before.

  27. Aaron Davies-avatar

    Aaron Davies


    This new version is terrible. Getting to my pinned sites is a massive pain, and not intuitive at all. I'm going to give it a few more days before I give up entirely, but I'm 95% sure I will be deleting this app.

  28. Mark Williams-avatar

    Mark Williams


    Ghostery was working OK until the latest update, now if it opens a website, the app closes shortly after. Not sure if that's classed a bug that's causing it a crash but it's now un-usable at this state.

  29. Michael Shover-avatar

    Michael Shover


    The latest update sucks. Single list of pages instead of the two rows. Page icons don't load. Keeps blocking good sites. Have to hit the reload several times to get some sites to work. Need I say more? I loved it before the update

  30. Zane Williams-avatar

    Zane Williams


    Was a 5 star app for browsing, I enjoyed the old version's ability to access messages in FB while in desktop mode. The new version has broken this and I refuse to install any FB app on my phone. Will change back to 5 stars if and when this is fixed.

  31. Janardhanan Hariharan-avatar

    Janardhanan Hariharan


    After the recent update this has become the worst browser available on playstore! Absolutely loved the previous versions. Sad to see such a good app being ruined by the developers.

  32. cathi newlin-avatar

    cathi newlin


    The update takes away even more control of appearance and behavior. A very constrained experience. Almost feels like a Facebook app. Not liking the new update.

  33. Steve McFly-avatar

    Steve McFly


    What happened to the mobile data saver. Missing in action, can't find it anywhere. Going from 5 star to 4.

  34. DrA Dude-avatar

    DrA Dude


    This is a gud app.. but wish they wud enable one to rearrange and or even group their saved sites versus just adding at the bottom of master list ***Update 10Sept: they updated the app and now it SUCKS... not intuitive, locks up, cludgy... I will uninstall and look for another offer

  35. Kat H-avatar

    Kat H


    WTH??? App updated and deleted every browser window I had open. No bookmarks present either. You ruined a month of research. I should get to decide whether I want current windows gone. Uninstalled - you ruined this app.

  36. Kevin Witt-avatar

    Kevin Witt


    Took away private browsing tabs? Confusing home screen you can't swipe away. Very confusing. What was wrong with the old version?

  37. James Preiss-avatar

    James Preiss


    New version is trash. Scrolling is messed up, tabs less intuitive, fails to successfully spoof being a desktop for facebook messenger (previous version worked)

  38. k K-avatar

    k K


    Terrible changes to the new app, it's unresponsive and buggy. The new tiles are not great either. Bring back the old version.

  39. Yusuf Atoillah-avatar

    Yusuf Atoillah


    This version very unresponsive, when i'm trying to type on anddress bar. Previous version working very well

  40. Bret-avatar



    Went from 5 star to a jumbled mess that will not correctly display pages in one update. hint: play settings- disable auto update

  41. XtraMileSales XMS-avatar

    XtraMileSales XMS


    If it ain't broke... Seriously, it has gone from nearly perfect to nearly unusable with the latest update.

  42. Dave S-avatar

    Dave S


    They just updated the app and re-ordered all my bookmarks. That's bad enough but there's no way to put them back how they were

  43. Simons Androyd-avatar

    Simons Androyd


    was great, now Desktop mode doesn't work on FB so can't access Messenger via browser (redirects to m facebook com)

  44. Matthew Smith-avatar

    Matthew Smith


    Give back the old layout and functionality. Not sure why changes were needed. Made it worse. Roll back the update

  45. Rafał Szyja-avatar

    Rafał Szyja


    It was great software unless you made "update" in the beginning of September 2020.

  46. sherri c-avatar

    sherri c


    Another awful 'update'. What's with this landing page that i can't get rid of?

  47. joe morales-avatar

    joe morales


    Missing settings to allow deleting or clearing all history, cache, etc., on exit AUTOMATICALLY. THIS IS NOW AVAILABLE. A MUCH BETTER BROWSER FOR MOBILE PHONES. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  48. Leah Shibilski-avatar

    Leah Shibilski


    Worked great until new update, now it's very slow.

  49. kka1 Portugal-avatar

    kka1 Portugal


    hello, how to export the bookmarks?!. It's very slow now! Bad experience!

  50. chris gloster-avatar

    chris gloster


    Just had the update and hate it, extra click for bookmarks, cannot access FB messenger in desktop mode, who does your usability testing :-(

  51. Scott Kefford-avatar

    Scott Kefford


    Since the update, the app hangs and become unresponsive at times.

  52. Barbara Williams-avatar

    Barbara Williams


    It baffles me, how developers can go from a steadily improving and usable app, then regress so massively on this version. I'd give it a negative star if there was that option....

  53. Boyd Shermis-avatar

    Boyd Shermis


    Loved it until they recently changed it. Now I'm migrating to Opera.

  54. Dale Sheeley-avatar

    Dale Sheeley


    Fast, but doesn't seem to protect your privacy as well as previous versions.

  55. Brinkerro-avatar



    Good...but I wish it had a search bar widget for Android like DDG does. WTH...9/9/2020 update: Where in this app update is the ability to auto close out all tabs upon exiting?

  56. s McCormick-avatar

    s McCormick


    Unusable. No back button no tabs a nightmare for browsing. Please ditch this version.

  57. Drew Elliot-avatar

    Drew Elliot


    What was wrong with old layout? Not enjoying the new one!

  58. Doc Astrov-avatar

    Doc Astrov


    What the heck happened. When from brilliant to unusable in one update

  59. Pally Pritam-avatar

    Pally Pritam


    The latest update is crashing the app every few minutes

  60. Roman C-avatar

    Roman C


    Why don't you roll back latest stable version (prior to v. 3), fix and workout the version 3 and release it once is fully functional?

  61. Mike Tyree-avatar

    Mike Tyree


    Now I get 'permission denied' when trying to launch. Hope I can get my bookmarks out.

  62. Hannah Joy Patterson-avatar

    Hannah Joy Patterson


    These "updates" are exactly why I stopped using Firefox.

  63. Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.-avatar

    Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.


    After update app keeps crashing on my android based phone.

  64. naren rathor-avatar

    naren rathor


    After recent update, app is crashing while filling password

  65. Tony Isabel-avatar

    Tony Isabel


    Force closes since update 9/10/2020 contacted developer they had no solution uninstalling on 9/16/2020

  66. T L-avatar

    T L


    New version updated this month crashes frequently.

  67. peter rothschild-avatar

    peter rothschild


    Why did they have to change it . Now I can't scroll on certain sites . Can't even uninstall the update

  68. Jeff-avatar



    crash, crash, crash, no longer stable

  69. John Donovan-avatar

    John Donovan


    Privacy is good, would like more options on bookmarks

  70. Marian Ooo-avatar

    Marian Ooo


    It keeps crashing. Wish I hadn't updated. Awful

  71. Neil Smith-avatar

    Neil Smith


    Work fine until the update now doesn't work

  72. Global Rage-avatar

    Global Rage


    Pls add "Tabs - continue where i left off" option...

  73. Guy Horton-avatar

    Guy Horton


    What happened?!! I don't like this updated app at all! It updated automatically and I want to roll-back!

  74. Iman Rich The Swag Lord-avatar

    Iman Rich The Swag Lord


    Since the last update many sites dont work

  75. Thomas Rahm-avatar

    Thomas Rahm


    From fantastic to unusable after upgrade.

  76. Louie Cordina-avatar

    Louie Cordina


    New version is much faster! Well done!

  77. Mikel Wilson-avatar

    Mikel Wilson


    Dear Ghostry, please back out the newest update. I am going to a different browser now. Are the developers ever going to respond to this negative feedback?

  78. Sandi-avatar



    Let *me* choose if I want to be force logged out of every single website every time I close the app.

  79. Gabriel Evans-avatar

    Gabriel Evans


    September update horrible step backwards.

  80. Jeremiah brown-avatar

    Jeremiah brown


    It only works in browsers i wonder if they can update it to work on apps to

  81. Jon Owen-avatar

    Jon Owen


    The recent update and layout has ruined this app

  82. Radek Penizek-avatar

    Radek Penizek


    Old version was perfect, new versin is horrible

  83. Joe Pandora-avatar

    Joe Pandora


    Overall, pretty good. However, I have the app set to clear private data on exit, and it hangs on exit and does not close. UPDATE: the exit issue was fixed with the most recent update, but now the live video is choppy. I used another browser for the same video and it was smooth. Couldn't deal with the choppiness so after using this browser for several years, said goodbye and uninstalled.

  84. John Shannon-avatar

    John Shannon


    Threw away all my bookmarks in last update.

  85. Z Z-avatar

    Z Z


    Update Fail. Downgraded from 5 stars. Had to uninstall. The new version is NOT as intuitive as you think. Removing functionality from the tri-dot pulldown does NOT streamline processes. Replacing nearly all the words with symbols or icons without including a legend is cruel. Failing to include an introduction to the changes was just stupid. So, yeah. Update Fail.

  86. Keith Tan-avatar

    Keith Tan


    Ghostery was my goto browser used last 5 years. Right up until V3.0 update on 24 Aug 2020. The new features detract from the browser experience. Its not just the new look, the update impacts the browser useability. Still love ghostery on my PC but the android app is no longer what it used to be. Wish i stayed on the older version

  87. Feminism Iscancer-avatar

    Feminism Iscancer


    No download (video) function 🤨

  88. Fabienne Schwab-avatar

    Fabienne Schwab


    Used to be my favorite browser, has turned unusable. Useless reloads after every tab switch, urls have to be entered three to four times and still randomly the previous url is reloaded, clicking links does not work or only works after multiple tapping, in short, the whole browsing experience has become a nightmare and the last updates only made it worse. The extra star is for the original idea which I still think is awesome.

  89. A-avatar



    Made it worse. Was very happy with old version. Accidently had to reinstall. New version is annoying. Player not paused when exiting app. Sound continues on background. Multiple new tabs open at the same time are erased when relaunched. Annouing. I want the same controls as in old version.

  90. Leonardo Hendrix-avatar

    Leonardo Hendrix


    This app is Good, but I think this browser having problem about activation for flash video using JavaScript mode from the web is not responding, I don't know why this happen? But is good to access for my ram process or safety during I using many tab mode -.-. Nice GHOSTERYINC hopefully this will be good in the next time.

  91. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    mozilla rip off. shame on this dev team

  92. Ral Crux-avatar

    Ral Crux


    I like it in my browser (Firefox, Chrome) but hate it as a browser. Lacks OPTIMIZATION for Android, it's glitchy in an annoying way, and it isn't mobile/pocket friendly.

  93. L BeLL-avatar

    L BeLL


    It's okay, I like it and have been using it for years. But this current version seems to have some kind of bug where every so often, I start to see large black blocks covering parts of the screen and then it crashes to the report/restart screen. It usually does this twice in a row before it returns to normal function. It's not a huge thing, but it is annoying and chronic. I've been sending reports on it each time it's happened, but apparently nothing has come from doing that.

  94. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    WHAT HAPPENED?!? Only browser that fully respected user privacy becomes overnight as nosey as worst google product. And performance gets wrecked at same time. And interface becomes indecipherable. Let me guess. New owner/developer decided to ditch everything that made product worth buying, to adapt someone else's code, & call it an "improvement." It stinks.

  95. Robert R-avatar

    Robert R


    Difficult interface slow when searching Internet. Have used free version previously. Had paid for premium and I don't see that it was money well spent.

  96. Nate Vega-avatar

    Nate Vega


    Sad browsing experience. It offers little other than coverage not to be found in a private form but I caught it sending data of tracking the whereabouts of my device and my internet surfing to tracking sites - hardly as safe and secret as a ghost! It's actually kinda malicious but then again so is Google Chrome and Microsoft's Edge Browser, which openly tracks and serves you ads, but please don't lie and do it behind our backs!

  97. SmockWilD ReX-avatar

    SmockWilD ReX


    How to export all bookmarks to another phone from this browser? there doesn't seem to be any option to export bookmarks. alternatively in which folder it is saved so it can be copied? share the idea if anyone has found it. thanks

  98. Lee Carrillo-avatar

    Lee Carrillo


    Pretty nice controls. YT app most adds blocked which is nice! How do I fix the A/V lag with Bluetooth headphones? No problems with reg YT a pp. Please advise.

  99. Katie Goellner-avatar

    Katie Goellner


    When it works, it's great, but I've found it only works properly like 30% of the time. It's incredibly frustrating. It's always freezing and crashing on me and I frequently have to repeatedly restart it for it to even block trackers. Overall, disappointing.

  100. charles chaboya-avatar

    charles chaboya


    I wonder where the support Techs are from Ghostery? I have been a chronic user for some years now works great on note 9. It seems like alot of people are having software issues running the browser. Not sure how much you guys make everytime people click download. But I've done it more than once and I keep coming back to ghostery.

  101. Anastasia Renaud-avatar

    Anastasia Renaud


    Terrible app. Keeps crashing for no reason after each time I open a tab. It also often had huge black boxes obscuring what Im reading that precedes the app crashing. This doesnt happen every time but about 50% of the time. I will be uninstalling.

  102. Carrie van der Zee-avatar

    Carrie van der Zee


    I love this browser. Great to know I can browse the internet without being tracked by websites I have visited. It's fast to boot, and there is no noticeable drop in website responsiveness. Thanks to Nord VPN for recommending it!

  103. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Latest Version - WOW !! What an improvement !! Except for the cache size, the Ghostery team has made great progress and are approaching their former glory. ****** my OLD review follows ****** Do NoT download! The latest version is not usable. It's so slow it took 4 minutes just to quit the app. In its present form it's the worst browser I've ever used. It was great, but you guys at Ghostery have really screwed up. I'm sorry but after all these years I'm going to have to say goodbye.

  104. Don Fosen-avatar

    Don Fosen


    Works great! It's a tad slower than Chrome but it is very good at removing the endless garbage ads. I think it renders Web pages in a more readable way as well.

  105. John Olesky-avatar

    John Olesky


    What have done? The recent upgrade is horrible

  106. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I've used Ghostery for years, it was my favorite app. But boy does it suck now after this update. I've never seen an application go from a 5 to a 1, and it should be a zero if you could rate it as such. My issues are the same as everyone else reports. Please bring back the old Ghostery. Update 10/15: performance is improved in the latest release. Kudos to the team. Hope they keep moving this forward.

  107. Greg Todaro-avatar

    Greg Todaro


    Used to be a fast, light weight browser, but now is extremely slow, even with the"performance fixes" from the end of September. What it now excels at is turning a high speed connection into a dial-up experience from 1995. ---------------------- OK - just updated again with the October 2018 performance fixes. I'll let you know how it goes.... if it ever finishes loading a page. Go ahead, grab some popcorn.. we'll be here a while. #performancefail

  108. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    A person doesn't install Ghostery because they want to be hip or trendy. They do it because they want to keep things simple and browse in peace. It seems in the September update much of that is now broken. The blue in the top bar hurts my eyes and many of the menus feel wrong. At the very least do away with the color from the top bar and go with greyscale so that it doesn't clash so badly with 90%+ of the web. Considering the lack of good alternatives, I guess I've switched to the duck duck go browser for now. I haven't been able to stand the way Firefox likes to organize things or play with their visual themes, so I simply avoid using it except when someone tells me there's a Firefox-specific bug in something at work. I certainly didn't want it on my phone. I know the old Ghostery had some issues with certain type of sites and downloads, but I accepted that as the price for a browser that bucked the trend to deliver a simple, clean web browsing experience. After all, I could always fall back to Chrome for the few things I absolutely needed to get to work and would simply copy/paste the URL in most cases avoiding searching and browsing in Chrome.

  109. Michael Campbell-avatar

    Michael Campbell


    Update: blocks ads again! Original review: I loved using Ghostery until a few days ago, when I noticed it no longer blocks ads. The little ad counter at the top under the ghost logo doesn't ever change from the word "hello", anymore. It used to tally up all the ads being blocked while a site loaded, and was very satisfying. But not anymore... ☹️ I can send screen shots of sites where the ads are still there, if needed. I'd love to use it again, but there's no reason to if ads aren't blocked.

  110. Michael H-avatar

    Michael H


    The earlier versions of this based on Chrome were great, but it recently switched over to being based on Firefox Mobile, and it's pretty bad. Slow, uses a lot of memory to the point where it kills off all other apps in the background, and the UI is worse. Also it is worse in terms of privacy, which is the whole point of it in the first place. The tablet version now has auto-search that you can't turn off, so it is sending out what you type for search as you type it. In the phone version, you can turn this off, but not tablet.

  111. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Liked it 4 stars until the latest update near the end of October 2018 which turned this app into molasses. I'm searching for a new engine. This is now incredibly slow to respond to touch and open pages. There's no reason to justify this turtle race. I discovered that history has to be deleted one page at a time. I'm tired of uninstalling and reinstalling. They must have a new leader/decision maker. I don't want to spend time on this any more... "🎶 So long, its been good to know you...🎶"

  112. Philip Wileman-avatar

    Philip Wileman


    Hate the new update! I've used Ghostery for the last few years and found it to be one of the better browsers, simple to look at, use and configure. After the last update I'm faced with an unnecessarily cluttered interface, I've lost all my bookmarks and it won't even let me set up Duckduckgo as my homepage. I really can't be bothered to put up with unasked for changes to what was previously an excellent app. I shall be uninstalling it as soon as I've finished this review!

  113. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    The latest set of updates ruined everything that was good about this app. Every new feature is either pointless, doesn't work or is exactly what i was trying to avoid by using this app in the first place. It is no longer a small, simple browser. It is now bloated. It randomly crashes and crashes other running apps. You took a good thing and ruined it.

  114. Matt Sequel-avatar

    Matt Sequel


    Not sure why I keep finding that the Ghostery Location Service is running in the background (only found out through Android notification log) and nothing online about it so I've uninstalled it. Location permission was not granted.

  115. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It worked well until last update, when it crashed EVERY time it started. I lost all my bookmarks deleting and relaoding. Crash. Again later. Crash. A month or two without it. Again. Now it works. My bookmarks are lost forever. I use it much like before, but now when I close a window, my default "favorites" page presents the popup keyboard. EVERY. TIME. I have to close the keyboard, the browser, or open another tab. It is tiresome. I never saw another browser do that, ever.

  116. Mich Rain-avatar

    Mich Rain


    One should be able to rate zero stars. This app deserves not even one. It went from being the best, fastest mobile browser to the most sluggish, unresponsive experience ever. I was hoping this last "performance" update would bring back its functionality, but alas it didn't and I highly doubt it will ever be as good as it used to. Some devs just like to perform seppuku on themselves by killing their apps with "innovation". Remember: if it's not broken, don't fix it...

  117. Laoban Mo-avatar

    Laoban Mo


    This had been my favourite browser ever since it first appeared a few years ago. But following the latest ”upgrade" it just crashes upon start-up and so cannot be used. I'll miss it! How I wish Google would configure Android to allow users to revert to the previous version of an app when developers have failed to check properly what they're doing in an "upgrade"!!

  118. Mythos Kerman-avatar

    Mythos Kerman


    Used to work very well, but the last update just don't work. On every site I go, the ghost menu should show me the tracker the app can see, i got the "no chart data availlable". As I understant, the ghost server is unreachable. The a-blocker don't work either. Very strange when you consider that the app work just fine on my Ipad, even the ad-blocker. And when you try to reach to staff via an email, they don't bother answer... If you have any idea to solve the issue, I'm open to suggestion

  119. Brandon Ramos-avatar

    Brandon Ramos


    What happened?? This is to be my go to browser, but now it's painstakingly SLOW to load, pages don't load properly and the tabs are a mess. It's just so clunky now. Not sure why there was a reason to overhaul everything when it was perfectly fine before. Sadly I'll be using different browser now until they get back to being functional. Newer updates haven't changed anything either.

  120. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I agree with the other reviews. I never understand why people insist on "improving" things only to totally ruin what we liked about the original. The new updated version is unusable. I tried using it a couple times after the update only to realize it's slow and clunky now. I immediately switched to Firefox Focus, which I don't like either but it's better than this new version.

  121. H Rost-avatar

    H Rost


    Ghostery was my go to browser for my phone, but the last update has completely changed it. It is ridiculously slow to load pages now, to the point that my phones stock browser is faster to use, plus since the update my phone seems to be running a lot slower than normal, and my battery is dropping faster than it ever has. It's looking like I'll have to switch to something else and see if they fix what's gone wrong.

  122. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    My last review was removed so here it is again. The app has been ruined since the latest update. It goes against everything the old ghostery was. Clear on exit has been removed. You need to opt out of analytics. Trackers by site owners enabled by default. Cookies enabled by default. I'm sure this will be reported and removed too but I'll keep adding it. Use Firefox focus instead.

  123. Martin Day-avatar

    Martin Day


    I liked the new look of the app and was quite happy overall for a couple of days but as I've used it more it's slowly started to annoy me. It's become so slow and unresponsive with pages taking forever to load or not load at all. I have the old version still installed on another phone and it zips through any page I load in seconds no problem. This app takes up almost 800MB of storage, in comparison the old version that took around 135MB, DuckDuckGo browser uses 40MB! Where did all the bloat come from? This browser has become the very thing I was trying to get away from unfortunately. I'm going to extract the old version APK from my old phone and reinstall it on my current one, hopefully things will improve with this version over time.

  124. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    All good things come to an end....this app was my go to browser for years. I now rank it on par with sticking a rusty fork in my eye with the latest upgrades. How do you not ask your users what features we like and dislike before changing them? Sounds like a novel idea doesn't it? sucks now. Dont bother. The beauty about the free market is I will find something else.

  125. Mike Luther-avatar

    Mike Luther


    The expression 'if it aint broke, don't fix it' has never been more appropriate for describing the new updates. The most disappointing fact was that previous version fulfilled everybody's requirements for an efficient, private, lite browser JUST FINE. I usually don't care enough to write app reviews but its disappointing as this was pretty much my go-to browser before the updates and introduction of unnecessary search engines, features and trackers made everything from loading simple html pages to clicking on the settings button painstakingly slow and unnecessarily time-consuming. People didn't download this browser because they wanted it to look sleek and flashy or to be customizable and personal, if they did then they would have just downloaded chrome or firefox which does a far better job.

  126. Roy Adair-avatar

    Roy Adair


    My browsing experience was good with this app and Ghostery doesnt restrict you on your web browsing. Ghostery Good job.

  127. belowaveragegame-avatar



    It's brilliant if you're concerned about your privacy online. However, since the latest update it's so much slower and is unbearable to use when you can be waiting 30 seconds to a minute just to load something up. I've been waiting a couple of months for it to run as ut previpusly did and I'm tired of waiting so I'll find another browser.

  128. Sally S.-avatar

    Sally S.


    This has been my browser of choice for a long time. This latest update has made it unuseable. It takes forever to load a page and then maybe only the title will show up. I have changed no settings. Nothing works in the Settings menu. Nothing will open. Very disappointed. Update : it is now working but I had to reinstall it and lost all of my bookmarks and open tabs. Don't like the new "look" either, sorry. It was perfect before it was changed. Still very disappointed. I had some important (to me) bookmarks on there that I may never find again because I don't know where to look. 😢

  129. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Not the most powerful browser obviously but I like the fact that it increases my privacy. With this new update I'm puzzled about why I have to provide all the extra information and access to Ghostery - that goes against the notion of privacy. For that reason I will not be upgrading to the newest version. I'll keep my old version which does the job I need.

  130. A Cloudy Krow-avatar

    A Cloudy Krow


    First time I opened after the update, I thought this was just any other browser. I honestly don't care for looking at news topic which you can turn that off in settings. The bookmark is slightly buggy for me. This browser doesn't feel like the old ghostery browser that feels more private. This version just feels like all the other browsers. I'll give a few tries..if no goes I'll go use something else...

  131. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Seems fine before the latest update, but is incredibly cumbersome and slow now. Perhaps my phone (Moto G Play) doesn't have the hardware to run the update at its full capacity, but this is still unacceptable. The interface is unresponsive, pages stop loading halfway through, and links take several seconds to begin loading. On the whole, disappointing from a browser I used exclusively.

  132. Mats Holmberg-avatar

    Mats Holmberg


    Answer to latest comment by the Ghostery team (Dec 13) : Doesn't matter if it's more secure. If it's unusable it's unusable. Uninstalled. - Edit after installing latest version (December): The app is even worse now. Unbelievably slow. Opening Facebook or performing a simple Google search takes FOREVER. If it even loads, that is. I've compared with the same browsing, searches and logins, over the same wifi and 4G connections with Brave and Chrome and both these browsers outperform Ghostery. It didn't used to be like this. If you want to save your company I suggest you take this seriously and revert back to how it used to be in June. ------- Crashes EVERY TIME I open the app, unless I close the process properly first. This is not a stable version. Unacceptable. Incredible that this version made it through QA. Revert back to previous release asap.

  133. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    New update is terrible. I've turned off the news feature, ghost search & autocomplete but every time I type in the search bar it is still autocompleting URLs for sites I've not even visited, and recommending search results (usually news sites...the exact thing I turned off because I didn't want it) before I've hit return. With news turned off, I also don't see any reason the search box can't be in the middle again, as the rest of the screen is now empty space.

  134. Mark Mantooth-avatar

    Mark Mantooth


    Used the Ghostery Browser for years. The previous update caused my browsing performance to suffer and do not like the interface. After reading the latest reviews, it sounds like there are still performance issues. Therefore, I shopped around and found the DuckDuckGo browser. Wow!! Just like the good ol' simple interface and performance like the old Ghostery. Just made my decision to uninstall Ghostery. Sorry Ghostery.

  135. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It has become unusable. VERY slow. Unresponsive. Have to keep switching to another browser and starting again with what I was doing! Update... After an app update it started working again and today it played up so much and basically became unusable. Could not exit or anything even after a reboot, had to uninstall and load again. When it works it does the job 3/5

  136. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Used app for many years. App used to be great until this latest Oct 26 update. App asks for too many PERMISSIONS which is NOT necessary for a privacy browser. The company's analytics for my personal information such as location, camera, wifi and accounts in the phone is way more than enough. User interface is cluttered especially advanced options to block ads is hard to find. Older version was clean and straight forward to use and it just works. Your excellent reputation for privacy is lost. Very upset. Rating will be back to 5 stars if you back off on the aggressive permission requirements. Long for an older version. Thank you for listening.

  137. S C-avatar

    S C


    And just like that... It started ok, but this crashes or locks up a lot. Sometimes have to restart phone. Normally, it blocked yahoo ads fine, but then started letting in the sponsored ads...hate them. Doesn't let you specify a home page, it should. A good ad blocker will block all the yahoo ads, and this did, but no longer., and that is a fail.

  138. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Latest update has made a very good app ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!! It's now incredibly slow, doesn't load images properly, scrolling is jerky, the UI is clunky and takes up too much screen space, it's unresponsive to tapping links and Close Dialogue Box buttons in websites and what's with all the permissions it now wants?? For example, why does it now need access to my camera?? I could go on but in short, the new UX is awful. Very glad I've still got the previous version on my phone. If I can find a way of restoring the previous version on my tablet, I will do so, or use an alternative privacy browser. Ghostery used to be excellent; now it's dreadful. Avoid. EDIT: Found the APK for version online, downloaded, uninstalled the latest version, installed the previous version and am now back to old Ghostery. Anti-virus scan checks out. Happy days!! (PS - Devs, please take note: your update is awful, you should revert the app back to how it used to be.)

  139. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Not a fan of the new update. All my favourites are gone. History is not deleted when you close the search engine, and you cannot close by clicking exit anymore. You cannot control the font size, you cannot choose your search engine and it takes forever to load. I'm going to give it a month, if it gets better I'll keep it, if not I'll delete it.

  140. Stuart Waller-avatar

    Stuart Waller


    Latest updated layout is a complete rip off of Firefox. Most of the menus are identical. The previous versions simple layout was what I liked so much about Ghostery which made it my one and only browser. The "Exit" menu option has been removed. This was very handy for clearing caches on exit. Some menu options removed completely. Updated app is slower. Uninstalled.

  141. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Fortunately I dodged all the nasty updates in the recent past and still use Ghostery from time to time. However, the addition of 'Curated News' sites (even with option to hide) will ensure that I will not update this app and will cease to rely on it. Blind trust in curated news is naive and useful only to the intellectually lazy.

  142. Kalyan Venkat-avatar

    Kalyan Venkat


    I have to change my view on this browser. It crashes all the time and the new update made recently has made it probably the slowest browser. The UI sucks. The progress bar is not visible as it blends with titlebar color. It appears to be frozen. My old review: This is awesome lightning speed browser that removes all tracking and clutters on websites. What a relief!! It sure saves my lifetime by eliminating frustration of working with those slow but popular brand named browsers 😀

  143. Brent Humecki-avatar

    Brent Humecki


    I have been using this browser for a few years. It always has been great...until the last update. The developer took away bookmark folders. I had hundreds of bookmarks that I collected over the years that were organized in folders. Now, I Have to search a long list to find any of them. I will not be using this app anymore.

  144. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I've always loved Ghostery Browser. The new redesign is nice, more feature rich. Everything is great, except that it's slower than molasses now. The old browser may have lacked some design quality, but it was much faster. New app is very hard to tolerate. When compared to Chrome, this browser is unusable. Firefox with Ghostery even seems to be faster, ironic, since the new browser is obviously built on top of Firefox. Update: I've changed my rating from 3 to 1 star. The app is horrible.

  145. Jason Naicker-avatar

    Jason Naicker


    I used to love this app, simple reliable and fast. The new update took everything that was good and discarded it, now it looks like the colour palate had been designed for a child, it's lost the clear data on closing setting, the FAQs are worse than useless and it now seems to be data harvesting. I'll keep this for three more days to see if it gets updated (or preferably rolled back) whilst looking for a replacement browser

  146. Jim Whitmore-avatar

    Jim Whitmore


    My favorite browser, my only browser, until the September 2018 "revamp" . It erased all of my desktop shortcuts, and no way to restore them. No way I can see to easily delete browsing history. No convent way to close tabs. Tabs reappear after closing the app and then reopening it. Just a useless rebranded version of Mozilla. Why must we mess up every app?

  147. Karen Jacobsen-avatar

    Karen Jacobsen


    Please let me set desktop mode as default again, it was the best feature! No other browser has it, and it was my reason for using this one. Tab browsing has become awkward, I cannot choose between opening new tab in background or on top anymore. And why can I not turn off the horrible new news feature on my Samsung galaxy? I can find my own news! The browser has become quite unstable since the changes. Edit: No, the option to set desktop mode as default is NOT there anymore since the update, that's why I wrote this. And, while I can turn off the news on my tablet running Android 6, marshmallow, I don't have the option on the one with Android 7, nougat. The settings menu is different, with different options. Don't you test on different versions? What I meant about tabs is that when I open a link as new tab, it opens in the background, whereas before the update I was able to choose whether I wanted it opened on top OR in the background. I appreciate you want to make changes to your app, but then how can you not know about these changes? Did you not check, or do you still have these options after the update?

  148. Kevin Ellis-avatar

    Kevin Ellis


    After the update it is not working so well. It is slower and pages don't fullyload and/or some things on the webpage are unresponsive (buttons and links). Read on another review to check app permissions but i don't see anywhere in app permissions that would fix this unless i missed something? Went from great browser and the only one i used then straight down the toilet.11/28 haha what the eff did you all do? Glad we can beta test for you. L2 make a app that works or at least test it first. It doesn't do s#!t now good show!

  149. Lee Hunnisett-avatar

    Lee Hunnisett


    Not sure why you need all the new permissions now. Now you need my phone ID but didn't before? Not enjoying the changes at all, so probably I'll just go back to using Chrome. >>We never store any data that could be used to identify a user of Ghostery (“you”).... Our guiding principle is to – where technically possible – never even initiate a transfer of personally identifiable information Why do now want to access my other accounts? Seems ghostery was recently sold to another company. ..

  150. Matthew Kelly-avatar

    Matthew Kelly


    Updated the app... This "privacy browser" now (newly) has permission to access my contacts and browsing history? Not good first impression on new version. Why no notice or explanation? Seems more like behavior of company looking for user data. Ghostery Rewards are optional, but why can't I turn them off? I had enabled blocking on all trackers etc in previous version but that's no longer the case... Human Web.. I could go on, but I'm now forced to reconsider this as a privacy browser.