To What Extent Should I Trust Duckduckgo?

Duckduckgo “quacks” all the way as you browse the Internet. It is a free Internet browser to protect your online activities from being tracked as you use the Internet. However, can it be totally trusted? Can you really securely use the Internet with Duckduckgo enabled?

How to Add Duckduckgo to Your Computer and Mobile

Add Duckduckgo to Computer

To use Duckduckgo on your computer, laptop or desktop, you can use it through your browsers. It can be added to most browsers as an extension or add-on.

Add Duckduckgo to Chrome

Step 1. Go to the Duckduckgo homepage.

Step 2. Click the “Add to Chrome” button.

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Step 3. The page will be automatically redirected to Chrome web extensions page where the “Add to Chrome” button is clicked.

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Up to now, the Duckduckgo extension has been successfully added to your chrome and you’ll be allowed to surf the Internet.

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Add Duckduckgo to Other Browsers

If you want to know how to add Duckduckgo to other browsers on your PC, this site is strongly recommended.

How to Install Duckduckgo on Your Mobile

Install Duckduckgo on iPhone or iPad

Step 1. Go to App Store to search Duckduckgo.

Step 2. Click the “Install” button to finish up your installation of Duckduckgo on your iPhone or iPad.

As you use the Internet next time, you can have access to the Internet through the Duckduckgo app on your iPhone or iPad.

Install Duckduckgo on Android

Step 1. Go to Google Play Store to search Duckduckgo.

Step 2. Click the “Install” button to finish up your installation of Duckduckgo on your Android device.

As you use the Internet next time, you can have access to the Internet through the Duckduckgo app on your Android device.

How to Delete Duckduckgo from Your Computer or Mobile

How to Delete Duckduckgo from Chrome

Step 1. Open Chrome browser and find the Duckduckgo extension.

Step 2. Right click the Duckduckgo extension to select “Remove from Chrome”.

Step 3. Click the “Remove” button to finish up extension removing.

How to Delete Duckduckgo from Other Browsers

To remove Duckduckgo from other browsers, the method goes the same way as on Chrome. That is, first locate the Duckduckgo extension or add-on and then remove it from your browser.

How to Delete Duckduckgo App from Mobile

iOS or Android, to delete Duckduckgo app from your mobile is to delete the Duckduckgo app from App Store or Google Play.

What does Duckduckgo Do?

The main mission of Duckduckgo can be summarized into the following domain:

  • Allows you to search anonymously on the Internet.
  • Blocks trackers on the websites you visit.
  • Encrypts connections when possible.

Moreover, Duckduckgo promises not to collect or share any of its users’ personal information, not to store their search history and not to track their searches.

Am I Totally Secure with Duckduckgo Used on the Internet?

It should be admitted that Duckduckgo is useful to protect your privacy by stopping others from tracking your online activities.

But it doesn’t mean you’re totally secure as Duckduckgo is used.

Duckduckgo only limits your traffic as online browsing is used but it fails to protect all your connections with the Internet apart from browsers. For example, as you use an application on your computer or mobile, the security can’t be guaranteed by Duckduckgo.

Moreover, Duckduckgo claims to get your personal information but it still has ads among its search results. In my opinion, whenever there are ads providers joining, the business won’t be so pure. After all, whether Duckduckgo stops trackers or not is difficult to be testified.

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Pros and Cons of Duckduckgo

Pros:

√ Free of charge.

√ Easy to install and use.

√ Partially protect privacy.

Cons:

× Only limits partial traffic.

× Has ads as well.

× Provides not so much search results as Google.

× Exclude connections through applications.


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