The privacy-focused web browser for your Windows PC

DuckDuckGo Browser

DuckDuckGo Browser

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  • Latest Version

    DuckDuckGo 83.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    DuckDuckGo / External Link

  • Filename

    DuckDuckGo.appinstaller

DuckDuckGo Browser (DDG) is a privacy-focused web browser that has quickly achieved notable worldwide popularity due to its commitment to user privacy and security.

It is built from the ground up to supercharge regular internet browsing experience with a wide array of security-focused features that enable users of all ages and knowledge levels to provide the least amount of personal footprint that can be detected by websites and malicious online services that strive to gather as much information about browsing habits of internet users.

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The core principle that sets this DuckDuckGo Browser apart from all other competing solutions is its devotion to not tracking its users - it does not store personal information, it does not record browsing habits and visited online destinations, does not follow users around with targeted ads, and does not track you.

In fact, it prevents tracking of users by external websites and hidden website services by masking users’ collation and active unloading of tracking and ads services. All of this provides a significant advantage to users who value their privacy and want to keep their online browsing habits private.

Main Features
  • Privacy-focused browsing.
  • Tracker blocking.
  • Private search.
  • Smarter encryption.
  • Fire Button that securely clears all tabs and browsing data.
  • Customizable settings.
How to Use

Using DuckDuckGo is as simple as using any other browser. Simply download and install the app, enter your search queries in the search bar, and browse the internet as you normally would. The browser automatically blocks trackers and ensures your searches remain private.

Browsing can be managed with a large selection of built-in options, including voice search, application lock feature, bookmark and favorites manager, and an effective tab eraser (accessible via the icon of a Fire Button) that completely removes all traces of visited websites.

User Interface

The user interface of this app is clean and intuitive. It's designed to be user-friendly, with a focus on simplicity, ease of use, and fast discovery of all its built-in features. The main screen provides a search bar for quick access to web searches, and the settings menu allows for the customization of various privacy and security features.

All in all, users who have learned to use any other internet browser will have no issues mastering this app.

FAQ

What is DuckDuckGo Browser?
DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused web browser that blocks trackers, ensures private searches, and provides smarter encryption to keep your online activities secure.

Is it safe?
Yes, DuckDuckGo is safe to use as it is actively protected against viruses and other malware software threats.  It's designed with a focus on user privacy and security, blocking trackers and encrypting your searches to protect your data.

We at FileHorse highly recommend only download and install this privacy and security-focused app from verified and safe sources, such as our secure internal servers or the official app website.

Is this app available on other platforms?
In addition to PC, DuckDuckGo Browser is also distributed for free on macOS, Android and iOS.

Alternatives

Opera: Feature-rich browser offering a built-in ad blocker, VPN, and unique tools for faster browsing.

Brave: Privacy-focused browser that blocks ads and trackers by default, ensuring a faster and more secure browsing experience.

Chrome: A fast and secure browser with a large library of extensions.

Firefox: This popular open-source browser is well known for its speed and strong privacy options.

Edge: Microsoft's browser that offers integration with Windows 10/11 and Office 365.

Pricing

The software is 100% FREE to download and use on all its supported platforms. The app features no hidden premium features, such as unlocks, paid add-ons, or subscriptions.

System Requirements

DuckDuckGo is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. The specific system requirements vary depending on the platform, but they are in line with most other popular internet browsers and can be run on any PC capable of running the Windows 10/11 operating system.

Due to its lack of support for add-ons and extensions, this streamlined web browser is generally less resource intensive than its competitors.

PROS
  • Strong focus on privacy and security.
  • Blocks trackers automatically.
  • Private search feature.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • 100% free for use.
CONS
  • Power users will find the lack of add-ons and extensions a drawback.
  • Some websites may not function properly due to strict privacy settings.
  • The lack of user tracking prevents this browser to offer personalized search results
  • Does not have a built-in VPN.
Conclusion

DuckDuckGo Browser (DDG) is a solid choice for anyone concerned about privacy and security. Its user-friendly interface and strong privacy features make it a great alternative to mainstream browsers. While it may lack the extensive library of extensions found in other browsers, its commitment to user privacy more than makes up for it.

If you value your online privacy and are looking for a browser that respects that, DuckDuckGo is definitely worth considering.

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