DuckDuckGo for Windows 10

Secure search engine with a strong emphasis on user privacy

  • Category:

    News Feeds & Newsgroups

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.3 (9)

DuckDuckGo is a streamlined search engine that allows users to surf the internet without being tracked by third parties. This program was originally developed for Linux, but the designers have recently created a port for Windows 10. In addition to being a clandestine piece of software, it is also a great option for older pieces of hardware. It uses minimum resources as you open web pages, stream videos, read news articles, and download files.

This software was released to the public in 2008, and it quickly became a popular option among web surfers who wanted more privacy. One of the primary purposes of DuckDuckGo is to help users find the information that they want without skimming through dozens of different sites. After a word or phrase has been entered into the search box, DuckDuckGo scours the internet for relevant pages and news sources. You can also block any sources that you believe to be unhelpful or misleading.

DuckDuckGo allows you to skim through various articles and topics that are currently popular as well. When you open the program, you will be presented with a wide variety of pages that you might find interesting. Users also have the ability to change their settings so that they only see old or archived pages. That is a great option for anyone who is conducting research on the history of a subject. Instead of your search results being filled with current news articles, you will get a better look at the history of the subject.

Other search engines can be useful in certain situations, but many people want to avoid the clutter that comes with them. DuckDuckGo gives you the ability to break out of “search loops” so that you continue to see fresh content and material. It is also an excellent piece of software for anyone who has older hardware that can’t handle the RAM usage of other search engines. Overall, it is a lightweight browser and search engine that puts more power in the hands of the user.

Pros:

  • No personal information is collected or saved
  • The user’s search history isn’t tracked
  • Lightweight piece of software
  • Fresh content can easily be found

Cons:

  • It has indexed the exact same sites as other major search engines
  • Suggestions and search results often seem random
  • You must fill out user names, passwords, and personal forms every visit

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