"In the end, we picked Disconnect as our favorite [privacy] tool because it was the easiest to understand.” The New York Times, February 17, 2016

Super simple to use, Disconnect’s powerful award-winning protection makes your device faster, safer, and better.

About us:

- Over 50 million people use our software
- Amazing accolades include winning the 2015 Innovation Award for Privacy and Security at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, making the list of Popular Science’s 100 Best of What’s New and being recommended as the New York Times' favorite privacy app
- Featured on 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show, CNN, Wired, and many more
- Public partnerships with leading privacy/security organizations like the EFF and Mozilla

About Privacy Pro:
- Block invisible tracking and next generation malware (malvertising) threats
- Accelerate page load speeds by up to 44% and reduces bandwidth by up to 39% depending on your device usage!
- Unlike browser specific products, Disconnect Pro protects you across all your applications, including mobile browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc.)

Thousands of companies you’ve never heard of build profiles based on your online activity and track you in ways you wouldn’t expect. Everything we do online is subject to surveillance. Disconnect Privacy Pro allows you to better control your data.

Our technology blocks over 5000 trackers, sources of malware and identity theft. We use Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to set a configuration profile that prevents trackers and hackers from accessing your Internet activity. Unlike full-fledged VPNs this product does NOT slow down your Internet, route your traffic through our servers or mask your IP address.

More info:

Privacy policy:
We don’t log, examine, or store any data you transmit through your use of our VPN. View our full policy here:

Terms of use:

What's New

Version 1.1.1

- Brand new interface that now shows you trackers blocked, time and bandwidth saved
- Toolbox for advanced users who want more control over the default privacy block list, add custom trackers, or view recent connections
- VPN stability and performance

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Easy and it works


I am using the 1.1.0 version of the app. It is easy to use. I am able to connect with Chrome and Safari — no problems. I understand it works with apps too.

To turn on, I did this

- Opened the app
- Turned it on in the menu

The first time, I saw the shield after about 10 seconds. The next times, it was instantaneous.

Doesn’t Work


It kills all functionality of Safari. It will not turn on.

Support? No response.


Just got it going


I had the same experience as most, it seems. I read about this in the New York Times and bought it. Then I read the reviews.

It took some work to get it going on the system. I e mailed the company, and they request I go to the Activity Monitor. I found the Privacy Pro in Memory, with a ghost icon. I clicked that and then it appeared on the menu bar as a ghost. I clicked that and the drop down menu has Turn on as the first choice, so I turned it on and the icon filled in. I then clicked start at log on (see picture above) and all seems to be working now.

I took a star away because of the work around with the program to get it going.

Developer Response

Thank you for sharing your experience!


Disconnect, Inc.
9.8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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