DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-09
  • Current version: 7.9.4
  • File size: 24.67 MB
  • Developer: DuckDuckGo, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on your Windows PC

Download DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Windows: DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is an Utilities App, developed by DuckDuckGo, Inc.. The Utilities App was officially released 2013-06-27. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - DuckDuckGo, Inc., with the latest current version being 7.9.4 which was officially released on 2018-10-09. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 31,968 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 5 out of a possible 5.

Using DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser application icon. A window of DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

Developer Description

Privacy, simplified. At DuckDuckGo, we believe the Internet shouldn't feel so creepy, and getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds. Our app provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information as you search and browse the web, no matter where the Internet takes you: • Escape Advertising Tracker Networks — Our Privacy Protection will block all the hidden third-party trackers we can find, exposing the major advertising networks tracking you over time, so that you can track who's trying to track you. • Increase Encryption Protection — We force sites to use an encrypted connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like ISPs. • Search Privately — You share your most personal information with your search engine, like your financial, medical, and political questions. What you search for is your own business, which is why DuckDuckGo search doesn't track you. Ever. • Decode Privacy Policies — We’ve partnered with Terms of Service Didn't Read to include their scores and labels of website terms of service and privacy policies, where available. As you search and browse, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser shows you a Privacy Grade rating when you visit a website (A-F). This rating lets you see how protected you are at a glance, dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you, and learn how we enhanced the underlying site's privacy measures. The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices. Our app provides standard browsing functionality including tabs, bookmarks, and autocomplete. In addition to strong Privacy Protection as described above, we also packed in some extra privacy features into the browser itself: • Fire Button — Clear all your tabs and data with one tap. • Application Lock — Secure the app with Touch ID or Face ID. Too many people believe you simply can’t expect privacy on the Internet. We're fighting to change that, and have made it our mission to set a new standard of trust online. Install DuckDuckGo and take back your privacy! About Us: Device Privacy Tips: More Privacy Education: Our Privacy Policy: This app is open source at

App Reviews

  • Unstoppable—er, Untrackable

    By SigmAlphaMu
    I love DuckDuckGo for Chrome on PC, it’s changed the way I search online, which is something I never expected would happen. The app is amazing too. It has a clean interface and search results appear fast. I have one preference for mobile browsers that I’d like to see incorporated here. I used to use the Chrome app and though it didn’t load as fast as something like Safari or even DuckDuckGo’s browser, the reason I stuck to it was because of the swipe down gesture. In Chrome, when you swipe down on the screen three options appear: new tab, refresh, and close tab, in that order. When you move your finger along the screen from side to side you can choose one of these options. This gesture made searching so much faster as I could quickly open new tabs to compare sites or information and quickly close ones I didn’t need anymore. I would love to see DuckDuckGo’s browser incorporate this, and seeing as the browser is already very similar to Chrome, I believe it was integrate smoothly. Besides this, I love the app and having my results being raw, unfiltered by what I’ve searched, bought, or visited before.
  • Far too few people use the best browser available.

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
  • Absolutely Wonderful IOS Browser (and search engine)

    By Snivram
    I have used DuckDuckGo as my default search engine in Safari on my Mac and my iPhone for a couple of years now. Don’t like Google knowing so much about me. It started out being OK but his steadily improved over the two years and now I can hardly tell the difference when I compare it to the Google search engine. Just started using the DuckDuckGo privacy browser on my iPhone a few days ago. It is excellent. Great browsing experience and great privacy. Touch one icon in the browser and your whole history instantly disappears. This requires going through menus in Settings in iOS Safari. And the built ad blocker is superb. Highly recommend the DuckDuckGo iOS privacy browser and the DuckDuckGo search engine for your Mac. I have tried other privacy browsers in the App Store and DuckDuckGo is the best. Couldn’t be happier. My only complaint. I wish DuckDuckGo made a privacy browser for the Mac.
  • Just Duck It! Good riddance Google you won’t be missed!

    By kwonz
    I’m so happy to get Google and Facebook out of my life once and for good. It’s like quitting smoking. You feel so much better after doing so. DDG is a breath of fresh air. I fully stand by companies that are for the people in helping the fight to restore our privacy and rights. Which is getting to be a bigger concern as technology is moving forward. We all live in the Information Age and we need to protect it. Hope to see more companies stepping up like DDG is. With all that said, I would like to see optimizations made to take full support of the bigger screen on the iPhone XS Max. I’ve told all my friends and family about DDG and they all love it. The interface is extremely clean, sleek and sexyyyyy! It even has dark mode that you can choose under themes and you can pretty much customize the overall look and feel of it also! Love that feature.
  • Fixed all my issues.

    By Warstarter
    Alright so I’ve used the app for awhile now after the last update and haven’t had any problems with it. Everything is smooth and I haven’t had any bugs. I love the app I think it is amazing the way it is I feel like my browsing is quick and secure. Now, I support the app fully and would honestly like this to be the only browser that I use. I use it a lot but there’s still one thing I’d like to see if you guys can do if/when you’re ready. I’d like to be able to download things and use DuckDuckGo with other apps instead of having to “open in safari”. I know people would like the page they were on to open right up in safari but I don’t wanna have to leave your app at all I like it a lot more than safari and would love to replace it entirely with DuckDuckGo. 👍🏻
  • Exactly What I’ve been Searching For!

    By cozyslippers
    A friend in IT told me about this Search Engine because I’ve been trying to find a secure method of research without being tracked and hacked. Well this is it. If you’re tired of being steered in all the directions other then where you want to go - switch to DuckDuckGo. If you’re tired of being fed bad information or skewed bits of information to feed you a hidden agenda, switch to DuckDuckGo. If you’re tired of going all the way to page 10 on Google just to hopefully find objective answers, switch to DuckDuckGo. We are on the information highway when we’re here. We have the right to see what we’re actually looking for - not just what the controllers want us to see. Lastly, from what I understand, it’s an American based company. I prefer that. Happy researching!
  • Use this whether you’re paranoid or not

    By stargirlx12
    I rarely write reviews.. but I LOVE DuckDuckGo. I’ve been using it as my desktop and mobile browser for at least a year now and encourage everyone to read up on how unsafe and invasive Google and co are. Even if you’re not engaging in nefarious activities- it’s no ones business what you search for. Everything about DuckDuckGo is fun and user-friendly. I love burning my history in the app and watching the flames engulf the screen. I love reading the blog for understandable insight on mass surveillance. And I really love sharing the duck with newbies who are floored they don’t need to be chased by ads reminding them how cute those expensive shoes are they never bought. Your privacy is a right you should take back by using apps like this one. Keep on quacking.
  • Just wish there was a home page

    By Use another Maps app now
    I love Duckduckgo. I've been using it for some time now as my default search engine in both browsers I use on my computer, so naturally I've been using the app for searches from my phone. I have to say, the only real feedback I have for the developers is that there is no home page. This sounds like a minor thing, but in fact loading an old query I already found the answer to makes the app needlessly slow and cumbersome to open. The wait is annoying in and of itself but also it delays the current search I'm enlisting. I have yet to find myself wanting to revisit the previous search I performed, maybe some rare occasion. What I would much rather see is a simple, fast home page load with cute duckie greeting me. It would make 3 stars into 5. 🌟Thanks for a great, private search engine and the continual development!
  • Great Update

    By Dr. L.
    The latest update adds some really nice features such as being able to clear tabs and data with one click, add bookmarks, etc. Performance with the new update is slower than the previous version for me. I updated to the most recent version of iOS and added a VPN app at the same time, so I'm not sure what is causing the slower performance. Update to my review - I just downloaded the newest version of Duck Duck Go, and performance is now back to normal. The developer resolved the performance issue in just a couple of days. I've upgraded my rating to 5 stars. DDG continues to get better with each update. However, I preferred the location of the search field in the middle of the screen rather than at the top.
  • Not good enough to replace Chrome...yet

    By 田立永
    Firstly, I’d like to note that I really appreciate DuckDuckGo’s mission. I tried it for a while, but eventually had to admit that it just wasn’t where I need it to be to replace Chrome. My biggest issue with it is that searches are markedly slower, both with the Chrome plugin and and iOS app, taking anywhere from 2 - 30 sec longer. I have to reference searches on the internet a lot, and this messes with my workflow. Ironically some sites do in fact perform better, since they can’t load so many video ads and trackers, but on the whole DDG slows me down a lot. Additionally, search I’ve found that search results are not as “good” as Chrome when it comes to answering questions. If I’m looking up how to do something, it can often take sifting through more pages to find what I want. DDG is also missing many Chrome niceties, e.g. looking up word definitions, directions, office phone numbers, etc are also lacking. I would love to get off Chrome and Google. However, I must concede that they currently offer a superior product. DDG should be much faster than Chrome, since it has less to do (I.e. since it doesn’t have to track me), but it is much slower. Oh well— if DDG can at least radically improve its search speed, I’ll happily revisit it in the future.