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Q: Duckduckgo

Hi,
I tried DDG as my search engine and found that I do not like it.  Problem now is, I cannot uninstall it.  I have removed from search engine list completely and make Google the default once again however when I hit the home button it will always go back to DDG.
I cannot find the process in task manager or control panel.
Any ideas?  I have found the this could possible be some sort of hijack....  Maybe, maybe not?
 
I will run a Malware scan now.
All help/info is greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Duckduckgo

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A: Duckduckgo

What browser are you using the search engine with?

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Hey guys, I just entered a word I wanted to search for in Mozilla Firefox and for some reason my search was put through to https://duckduckgo.com?

What happened? Do I have a virus?

Thanks!
 

A:duckduckgo.com? What is this?

No, it's just an alternate search engine. You probably accidentally changed since it's an available search option in Firefox.

More info on the search engine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckDuckGo

Also edited your titled.
 

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Hi, I downloaded thisusu's jrt and scanned. while scanning, it usually scans and remove the PUPs and malware. I recently tried duckduckgo browser, and searching instead of google search engine, which is storing all the private information. But, after scan, this search engine was removed by JRT. As I downloaded most programs from Bleeping computers, I raise this query.
                                  It seems that thisusu only recognizes the ie,firefox and chrome browsers and removes any other browsers. Of course, the duckduckgo, does not have a separate browser but I think it is a harmless browser, unlike Babylon , incredible , or mysearch browser hijacks. Would any one throw light on it. I do not know how to write in thisusu.org.

A:JRt removes duckduckgo. Why

Hi, I wish to add that the author of the tool has conveyed to improve this in his next version. But i have now a doubt, How to limit the browser of this tool to check the browser. I had the experience of having unwanted browser hijacks, from many of the injected browsers from downloads from different site, including cnet, (even if i select custom installation)
                                            I normally use this tool to remove unwanted PUPs. I do not want thisusu.org to allow the search engine, which they actually do not have like duckduckgo. They occupy a place in the search browser either in ie, ff and chrome as i have already mentioned. What i want to know, whether this search engine is also a kind of PUP or not. that is the crux of the matter. If i say that inclusion of this kind of behaviour, then browser hijackers which are controlled by this wonderful program would attempt to enter thro the exception of so such browsers. I do not know, how thisusu sends a mail to me instead of writing in this forum. This will help many.

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Good evening.

This problem started tonight. My laptop was running fine last night. Today, I noticed that the fan was working hard without stopping. After checking Task Manager, I saw that the CPU usage was 100%, while on idle without any programs running. Running Malwarebytes didn't work, so I tried it on Safe Mode, which came up with nothing. I ran online scanner ESET, also nothing. I ran AdwCleaner and it came up with a PUP. I chose to clean it and it gave me a report. I ran it again but the PUP still came up in the results.

And any address bar internet search is using a "DuckDuckGo" Search engine which I never installed.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (396 GB Free); D: 19 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1841
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated
 

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I want to add Duckduckgo.com search provider to the list of Search Providers in Manage Add Ons. I am using IE10 and I have looked in help but what I am being told to do does not tie up with what I am seeing on the screen. I think the answer is to get Duckduckgo into the list of Add-ons in the Internet Explorer Gallery but even then I am not sure what to do. Any suggestions please?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:How do I get duckduckgo.com into search providers in Add Ons?

Did you try this?
DuckDuckGo | Internet Explorer

My screen snip is from IE10, but I didn't try to install it...

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Firstly, my home page is set up to open in Duckduckgo but it opens in Bing nevertheless. Microsoft Edge sets automatically its default search engine to Microsoft edge and does not allow to reset it to DUckduckgo. Secondly, even if I use Duckduckgo, Microsoft
Edge tracks my loggings. I keep deleting the logging but is there a way to remedy it? Is there enough users to file class action suit for violating users rights ( select engine and privacy issues). Some engines allow to clear all search history upon closing
the browser. Microsoft Edge does not provide this option. Although, Microsoft implies we are using Ducduckgo, they blatantly track us. Where the data go? To NSA?

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Certain web pages do not load properly, just appear typed
I think I might have downloaded an unknown proxy but I am unable to remember what site
Android phone synced with computer so that may be infected as well.
 
FRST
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 19-11-2016 01
Ran by Christine (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (19-11-2016 19:40:40)
Running from C:\Users\Christine\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Christine (Available Profiles: Christine)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(ESET) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
(IBM Corp.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
() C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo64.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

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Certain web pages do not load properly, just appear typed
I think I might have downloaded an unknown proxy but I am unable to remember what site
Android phone synced with computer so that may be infected as well.
 
FRST
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 19-11-2016 01
Ran by Christine (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (19-11-2016 19:40:40)
Running from C:\Users\Christine\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Christine (Available Profiles: Christine)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(ESET) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
(IBM Corp.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
() C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo64.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

A:Unknown malware, betternet duckduckgo and other unknown nasties

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

CHR StartupUrls: Default -> "hxxp://www.google.com/advanced_search","hxxp://Vosteran.com/?f=7&a=vst_ir_15_02_ff&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1Qzu0AyE0D0BtAtDzyzzyE0F0C0A0C0CtDtCtN0D0Tzu0StCtCtDyEtN1L2XzutAtFyCtFtCyCtFyCtN1L1CzutCyEtBzytDyD1V1StN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyDyByCzz0F0A0E0AtGtCtAzyyEtG0FtB0CyDtG0F0DzztDtGyDyBtDyDzy0DyEtDtC0CyB0B2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2S0CyBtDzzzz0ByEyCtGyEyDyC0FtGyE0A0E0BtGzztAtB0EtG0DtBtAzyyB0A0FzyyB0ByByC2Q&cr=1870843504&ir="
CHR Extension: (Chrome Web Store Payments) - C:\Users\Christine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda [2016-04-14]
CHR Extension: (Chrome Media Router) - C:\Users\Christine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm [2016-11-03]
Task: {14E36186-F2E5-42A9-90A2-4F364FD05837} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\refreshgwxconfig-B -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {184621E4-E6DC-4271-8460-BEA56EB60CE3} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTrigge... Read more

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