How to uninstall (remove) Duckduckgo.com

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What is Duckduckgo.com?

At first sight, Duckduckgo.com looks like a normal search page (Google, Bing or Yahoo), which has a lot of one-touch buttons for quick access to popular sites or social networks. Duckduckgo.com is a browser hijacker, which comes as an extension to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The hijacker promises to increase the efficiency of the search, but this is not true. Duckduckgo.com replaces your search results and may redirect you to ad sites. After the entrance, Duckduckgo.com changes settings of your browser, replaces your homepage and search engine. Among other things, it can collect your private data and send it to third parties for analysis. Usually, Duckduckgo.com comes bundled with freeware without user consent. Duckduckgo.com slows down browsing and reduces the performance of your PC. We recommend you to remove Duckduckgo.com.

Duckduckgo.com Hijacker

How Duckduckgo.com gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as Duckduckgo.com come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, do not hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Duckduckgo.com from your computer?

To uninstall Duckduckgo.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall Duckduckgo.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Duckduckgo.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Duckduckgo.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Duckduckgo.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Duckduckgo.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Duckduckgo.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Duckduckgo.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Duckduckgo.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Duckduckgo.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Duckduckgo.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Duckduckgo.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Duckduckgo.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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