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  1. Member
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    My browser is Mozilla Firefox.
    When I initialize it the search engine is automatically DuckDuck. What must I do to eliminate
    this malware and return to my Google Search?

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. Member Bernix's Avatar
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    Just click on magnify glass in search window. Duckduckgo in some cases has better results than google, because google censored it.

    Edit: or in option search default searchengine and change here are 100% permanent.

    Bernix
    Last edited by Bernix; 29th Jan 2018 at 12:04. Reason: Edit
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    This is what worked for me:
    Click on the Menu icon, located in the upper right corner.
    Click "Options".
    Click"Search".
    Select "Google" from the drop-down menu under "Default Search Engine".

    Bernix's method is faster:
    Click the Magnifying Glass icon in the search box.
    Click "Change Search Settings"
    Select "Google" from the drop-down menu under "Default Search Engine".
    Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
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  4. Member Bernix's Avatar
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    And call it malware is bit strong... Have you any evidence?
    VirusTo... reults

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    DuckDuckGo is not malware, it is a fine search engine that doesn't track you. I use it all the time.
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    usually_quiet: Thanks for your help.

    Bernix : I donīt know very well what is malware. But if you say
    it is better than Mozilla with some issues, the next time I will
    try DuckDuck.
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    @DeJay
    I understand there might be some pressure from major companies or rather company to make such illusion OP seems to be victim of it.

    Bernix
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    Bernix : I donīt know very well what is malware. But if you say
    it is better than Mozilla with some issues, the next time I will
    try DuckDuck.
    Sorry don't understand what you mean. DDG is search engine, and pretty good. It has nothing to do with Mozilla.

    Bernxi
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  9. DuckDuckGo is better than Google if you care about your privacy - if you don't care about your privacy then change search engine.
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  10. Member Bernix's Avatar
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    for some search it doesn't filter results like google does. But already mentioned. I mean FS services and similar, hope you understand what I mean. But don't use it for this, just don't wanna be tracked, but still am.

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