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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage

Duckduckgo.com

Duckduckgo.com is a search engine which is promoted by a potentially unwanted program, which may be regarded as a browser hijacker. If your home page and search engine are changed to Duckduckgo.com without your permission, you should not wait any longer and remove Duckduckgo.com from the PC as soon as you can. Bear in mind that sometimes it is very easy to skip important terms of use while running some installer, so the next time you launch the setup file of some program, read the license agreement in order to find out what changes may be done on your browsers.

Duckduckgo.com is known to have increased its daily traffic considerably.  Moreover, the search is said to have better instant answers and less spam as opposed to other search engines. Duckduckgo.com highlights official websites and put them on top; moreover, there is no “next page”, which is supposed to facilitate the user’s browsing sessions. Every entry in the search results page has its icon so that the user can choose to browse for information on that particular website.

The search results that you are provided with by Duckduckgo.com are retrieved from multiple sources, including Bing, Yandex, Wikipedia, their own DuckDuckBot, which is the web crawler. It is also claimed by Duckduckgo.com that the search engine does not use cookies; however, some researcher are skeptical about the privacy policy of Duckduckgo.com and does not trust it.

If you are sure that you did not give Duckduckgo.com permission to replace your search engine and home page, implement a powerful spyware removal to eliminate all the threats that may be running within the system.  Use SpyHunter if you want to get rid of Duckduckgo.com. This spyware prevention program will easily eliminate the so-called browser hijacker and, most of all, guard the computer against new threats.

Before you implement the recommended application, you can try the following instructions but remember that is not enough to change the settings of the browsers. The removal of a browser hijacker means that the Registry has to be edited, which requires knowledge and skills, so do not hesitate and implement the anti-spyware right now.

How to remove Duckduckgo.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and click Reset.
  3. Check the box and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox - > Reset Firefox - > Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove unwanted browser add-ons.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, click the third option and click Set pages.
  6. Change the settings of the home page.
  7. If necessary, change the home button under Appearance.
  8. In the Search sections, click Manage search engines and change the search provider.
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How to manually remove Duckduckgo.com

Files associated with Duckduckgo.com infection:

duckduckgo_plus0.2.53fx.xpi
duckduckgo.xml
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Comments

  1. Steph Jan 12, 2014

    Is there a free solution to remove this threat. you need to register your copy of spyhunter which means you have to pay to remove this threat. I don't like that, is this where we've gone

  2. Pcthreat Jan 15, 2014

    hey Steph,

    Just Follow our manual removal guide

  3. Gen Sep 8, 2014

    It isn't hard: uninstall it from your programs, then go into IE Settings, Internet Options, Advanced, reset, click reset personal settings, apply, then close IE, perform a clean up, and restart IE. All traces should be gone.

    Worked for me, hope this helps!

  4. AZChuck Dec 7, 2014

    DDG was downloaded with FireFox. It's NOT listed in programs. Deleted FireFox but, DuckDuckGo remains on my system. NOW I can not access settings in Google Chrome.

  5. Pran Mar 18, 2015

    Hwo to get rid of it on an IPad?

  6. d Aug 20, 2015

    hate it grrr

  7. Butterghost Aug 30, 2015

    Holy ***** are these people actually autistic? Duck duck and go is a Google alternative centered around privacy, if it's on by default you're likely using a ***** linux fork of firefox, just go to your settings and change Google to your default browser if you still trust that *****ty company

  8. Self Oct 11, 2015

    What a crock of BS this site is a joke

  9. Viv Jan 24, 2016

    DuckDuckGo is a bona fide search engine. Please don't spread lazy FUD like this.

  10. Mr Mar 3, 2016

    I am gladdened by the last few comments here. Today I was told by a 'tech' person that 'you are using DDG, congratulations you have spyware'. It is surprising what kind of person can be deluded by this kind of misinformation. This whole website pcthreat.com is clearly spreading misinformation in the aim spreading malware. DDG actively protects users from 'spyware' in that it provides a search alternative which won't track every single thing you do.

  11. TRADERGAR Mar 14, 2016

    Lies Lies and more Lies. More Google (Government) attacks on a great search engine.

  12. Danish Duck (not Donald) Mar 26, 2016

    what a load of crock - tell me how to remove nsa-google LOL

  13. Danish Duck (not Donald) Mar 26, 2016

    what a load of crock - tell me how to remove nsa-google LOL

  14. Falconer Apr 4, 2016

    14. They got a kickback for writing that trash , too bad they actually fool idiots into
    buying a bloatware slowdown program to add to all the registry cleaners.
    People need to wake up to the Apps on the phones as well !

  15. Carolyn Jun 2, 2016

    Don't know how I got on it on my iMac. Want out!

  16. Glen Aug 21, 2016

    I don't care how excellent or bona fide DDG is .... I didn't ask for it and I didn't intend to install it and it gets itself in the middle of my searches. Bug Off.

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