Is duckduckgo.com safe?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by vazwaz, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. vazwaz
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    vazwaz Registered Member

    I thought duckduckgo.com was a safe and legitimate search engine, but now F-Secure internet security 2013 has started displaying a message indicating it is a harmful website whenever I click on any links from a duckduckgo.com search.
    F-Secure allows me to access the main duckduckgo.com website without any alerts shown it is just the links from searches that cause the problem.
    Is this an F-Secure screw-up or is it genuinely a dodgy website?
  2. funkydude
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    funkydude Registered Member

    Sounds like an F-Secure screwup.
  3. vazwaz
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    vazwaz Registered Member

    F-Secure tell me it is a browser hijacker.
  4. funkydude
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    funkydude Registered Member

    It's an F-Secure screwup.

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  5. FreddyFreeloader
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    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

    Used it a couple of times this morning without any issues, I use Avast 8 IS.
  6. The Red Moon
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    The Red Moon Registered Member

    Its as safe as any other search engine.
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