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Uninstall Duckduckgo.com Hijacker Easily and Completely

The reasons of redirections may be different but most of all Duckduckgo.com hijacker could appear in the system. The page reminds a typical start page of Google Chrome browser. But this page is not legitimate, it is a fake one designed by the cyber criminals to achieve own goals. Do not use this page on regular basis, it can make matters worse. This issue needs you urgent reaction, do not leave it for too long.


Duckduckgo.com
Duckduckgo.com

Duckduckgo.com is often spread these days along with many other free applications downloaded by users from all sorts of websites that render freeware downloads. The problem is that users often fail to pay attention to what exactly they are installing, in addition to the main software of their selection. If we read the End User’s License Agreements of such free applications, we will generally be able to find out what exactly we are offered to install additionally as some sorts of free offers. The truth is that such free offers are extremely annoying for users to see on their PCs, and if you knew in advance how disgusting they are, you would indeed make sure you don’t install them in the first place. Regretfully, as we’ve said already, some people are reluctant to read such important information. This is why they have Duckduckgo.com hijacker as a part of their browsers.

What is Duckduckgo.com?
Duckduckgo.com

Duckduckgo.com, by the way, is a totally useless search engine. It doesn’t really provide users with any relevant search results. The mission of this hijacker is to bring money to its owners, distributors and developers. As you see, the home page of the browser hijacked by Duckduckgo.com displays some ads in the form of banners. Plus, you will see various sponsored links displayed together with the search results redirected through Duckduckgo.com domain. On the other hand, you can’t find any relevant information if you decide to use the services of this browser hijacker. Duckduckgo.com will not provide you with any relevant search data. So, the only correct and logical solution for you would be to get rid of it from your browser.

Such unwanted processes must last long on your device. We advise you to remove Duckduckgo.com hijacker page from your browser with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware. Follow the removal guide for more detailed instructions about removal steps.

Duckduckgo.com automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Duckduckgo.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

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Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Duckduckgo.com infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Duckduckgo.com, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Duckduckgo.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Duckduckgo.com manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Duckduckgo.com from the system.

To delete Duckduckgo.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Duckduckgo.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Duckduckgo.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Duckduckgo.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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