Ping Blocker

Ping Blocker

Prevents sites from tracking you by blocking the PING request!

Ping Blocker
What is Ping Blocker?
Ping Blocker is an Edge add-on that helps you prevent websites from tracking you by blocking ping requests. It blocks ping requests generated via various methods, including the navigator.sendBeacon() API, anchor elements with a 'ping' attribute, and meta tags with a 'report-to' URL. With Ping Blocker, you can easily protect your privacy and prevent unwanted tracking.
Stats
Users: 194 ▼ -16
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2023-09-21)
Creation date: 2020-11-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: NaN
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Summary

Ping Blocker helps you prevent websites from tracking you by blocking ping requests.

Ping requests can be generated via a few methods on websites. The most famous one is the navigator.sendBeacon() API. Another method is to use the "ping" attribute for anchor elements. The last method is via a <meta> tag with a "report-to" URL. This addon, when enabled, can successfully block all ping requests. Toolbar icon changes color when you click on it. The red color is when the addon is active and the grey color is for the inactive state.

Within the add-on options page, there are several settings to adjust. You can choose which type of ping request to block via the first three options. Next, there is a console log error checkbox (to log blocked URLs to the browser's console). The last setting is for adding domains to be whitelisted. All entries should be comma-separated.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill the bug report form on the addon's homepage (https://mybrowseraddon.com/ping-blocker.html).

User reviews
Your privacy focused addons are great, very simple UI and they work without breaking any websites.
by Violet, 2022-09-04
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Safety
Risk impact

Ping Blocker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Ping Blocker if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Ping Blocker is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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