Duckduckgo Removal Tips
Duckduckgo is another search engine that can become your search engine and home page, if your system gets infected by a browser hijacker. It affects all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome which means that the only way you can avoid it is to delete Duckduckgo from your computer.
Otherwise, the unwanted search engine and various advertisements, which are also provided by the hijacker, will follow your every step. For further knowledge about this intruder, we recommend to read the whole article.
What does Duckduckgo do?
As soon as it gets situated inside your system, the hijacker starts suspicious activities. Firstly, you will notice the slower Internet speed. Secondly it will flood you with numerous advertisements and present you with untrustworthy search results. However, the most troubling thing is that while this application is in your computer, at any moment you may encounter the malicious third parties. Hijackers are known as a gateway for the truly malignant software. It means that cyber criminals who want to infect as many computers as possible may use such programs as Duckduckgo to make your computer vulnerable. To avoid the infection, you should stay away from the presented ads and avoid using search results. Instead you should remove Duckduckgo from your PC as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, some users find our advise about avoiding the advertisements hard to follow, because all the pop-ups, banners, etc. look very useful. The intruder follows your search queries, browsing history, clicks, favorite pages, and many other things. This tracking of you data should explain why the ads correspond so well with your recent Internet activities. If you feel uncomfortable with the idea that your habits are so easily followed and recorded by a suspicious software, you should eliminate Duckduckgo.
How did Duckduckgo enter your system?
If you do not remember agreeing to make Duckduckgo your main page, it means that the hijacker probably entered your system alongside freeware and made the changes without your permission. To avoid such happenings in the future, you need to learn how to be more careful with free of charge software installations. Select Advanced or Custom option and follow every single step of the installation wizard. When you notice the boxes which inform about the additional software and various changes, deselect them. Only careful observation of this procedure, will provide you with an opportunity to stop all the undesirable programs from entering the PC.
How to remove Duckduckgo?
You can either choose manual Duckduckgo removal or automatic. For the users who choose the first option, we prepared detailed instructions on how to get rid of Duckduckgo. Others should install an authentic and up-to-date computer security application and let it take care of Duckduckgo removal. Whichever option you choose, do not delay any longer and uninstall Duckduckgo now.
- From the Charm menu, select Settings.
- Click Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall the suspicious software.
- Click Start button and choose Control Panel.
- Access Add or Remove programs and remove the undesirable application.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open Start menu and press Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and uninstall the unknown entry from the list.
Terminate Duckduckgo form your browsers
- Open IE and press Alt+T.
- Access Internet Options and go to the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and check Delete personal settings.
- Tap the Reset button again.
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Open Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Reset Firefox and then click Reset Firefox again in the new window.
- Start the browser and click Alt+F.
- Access Settings and press Show Advanced settings.
- Tap Reset browser settings and click Reset.