DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for pc and mac

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Pc

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What is DuckDuckGo Browser? What is it's purpose?


Keep Your Virtual Info Safe and Secure with Duckduckgo

One of the greatest needs we have is privacy. That’s why humans like to do things without having prying eyes on them. 

Almost all our actions on the Internet can be tracked, and it’s something that many of us are not comfortable with. As such, online privacy is fast becoming a growing need and one that must be paid attention to. And that is where DuckDuckGo browser comes in.   

Once you download the browser, you get a fresh browser that gives effective safety against trackers while searching, surfing and browsing. You can even gain access to protections from being tracked as you receive your mail. You are assured of default privacy settings when you use DuckDuckGo.


Privacy Features you will love:

These are some features of DuckDuckGo.

#1. Private Search:

DuckDuckGo Private Search feature is a built-in feature  which allows you to search the web without being tracked or monitored.

#2. Website Tracking Buffer:

With DuckDuckGo, you can avoid people tracking website activity from your device. With the Tracker Radar, you can simply stop unseen trackers from tracking you. Some of these trackers can be found hiding on websites you go to using DuckDuckGo. This also prevents some of these trackers from gathering and selling your information.

#3. Enforces Encryption:

This involves the use of encryption to protect you from sites that might want your data. 

With Smarter Encryption, the sites that you visit with the  DuckDuckGo browser are forced to use an encrypted connection. This safeguards your data and keeps it from trackers.

#4. Block Email Trackers (Beta):

Emails are one sure way to track anyone on the Internet. Most emails monitor you as soon as you open them. Enabling Email Protection is the easy way to block email trackers and hide your address without switching services. This way, you can keep up your email correspondence without the fear of being tracked or monitored. One thing, though. 

This feature is still in its beta stage. To sign up to use the beta version, join the waitlist for the free beta version. Go to the app settings menu to get started.

#5. Browsing Feature:

The DuckDuckGo app also has normal features that a browser has, so we will subsume all of that under one feature. 

Tabs, Bookmarks and the like are already visible features, but they are tailored to meet privacy requirements.  The browser also comes with privacy controls that you will find interesting and useful.

#6. One-Click Data Clearance:

Clearing your tabs and browsing data might look like one of the easiest things to do, but what if it could get better? Here’s the thing: It actually gets better! With the Fire Button, you can get rid of browsing clutter with just one click. How’s that for improvement?.

#7. Signal Your Privacy Preference with GPC:

With DuckDuckGo browser, you can easily key in your privacy preferences so that websites do not sell or share your information. By signaling your preferences, you have put websites on notice not to misdirect your data. The Global Privacy Control (GPC) feature, which comes with the app, was created to assist you express your legal rights to privacy in a predesigned manner.

There’s no need to wait around for a truly private browser. With DuckDuckGo browser, you can join a select group of people who enjoy protection as they surf online. With its many features geared towards ensuring top-notch privacy protection, there is very little to lose.


Below are some pros and cons of the DuckDuckGo Browser.

Advantages of browsing with DuckduckGo's browser:

  • Effective Tracker Blocking
  • Smooth User Experience
  • Assured Privacy
  • Ad Blockers
  • Effective Search Engine


  • Slow connection
  • No Data Saving Options

Download and install DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser in the search bar and press Search. Click on DuckDuckGo Privacy Browserapplication icon. A window of DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

Need help or Can't find what you need? Kindly contact us here →

How to download and install DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.

Steps to setup your pc and download DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app.

To find DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser On iTunes

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Software Features and Description

Tired of being tracked online? We can help. At DuckDuckGo, we believe online privacy should be simple. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser has the speed you need, the browsing features you expect (like tabs & bookmarks), and comes packed with best-in-class privacy essentials: • Tap Fire Button, Burn Data — clear all your tabs and browsing data with one tap. • Escape Online Tracking — automatically block hidden third-party trackers we can find lurking on websites you visit, which stops the companies behind those trackers from collecting and selling your data. • Search Privately — our private search engine comes built-in so you can search the Internet without being tracked. • Enforce Encryption — force sites to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like from unwanted snoopers and Internet service providers. • Decode Privacy — each site you visit gets a Privacy Grade (A-F) so you can see how protected you are at a glance, and you can even dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you. • Signal Your Privacy Preference With GPC — built into the browser, Global Privacy Control (GPC) intends to help you express your legal opt-out rights automatically. This will tell websites not to sell or share your personal information under future legal frameworks (e.g., CCPA, GDPR) in various states or countries. • Limit Access — secure your browser with Touch ID or Face ID. Privacy, simplified. About Us: Device Privacy: Privacy Newsletter: Privacy Policy: Open Source:

Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Overall Good

    By Andrew1243 (Pcmac user)

    I like every thing that is provided, and I am glad that the app scans questionable websites to view and inform me of the privacy practices, this can prevent my history from being aggregated and save my device from potentially developing a malicious virus that could overtake my device. And it’s rather simple as well. But I have one complaint: I enjoy the fact that I can courageously venture into the deeper parts of the web to find information for essays, recreation etc., but I would prefer a feature that could be toggled in settings permitting the app to discourage and omit all inappropriate photographs, video, imagery, etc. In other words, I do not want pornographic images to seep into my searches with all the ambiguity in words these days. If you could design a feature to just that, it would be excellent. An even better idea, make the option to create a password as a requirement to turn off the filter, you know, just so that young children will not turn it off and encounter x-rated material. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
  • Good, could use more features

    By davidrherron (Pcmac user)

    I want to start off by saying this browser is the best single browser I’ve found for the iPad. The bar at the top with buttons and the search bar doesn’t take up a lot of space, and the desktop mode always works well, unlike with Safari. The browser looks nice and is quick. There are two features I feel that are missing, one necessity and one nice to have. First - the reason this review doesn’t have 4 stars - I cant set DuckDuckGo as the default for opening hyperlinks on my iPad. When I click a link in my email and a box shows up it only gives me the choice of safari or chrome, and I don’t even have chrome installed. If and when DuckDuckGo can be set as a default for this, I will update this review to 4 stars gladly. Aside from that, the only feature I feel this browser is missing from pushing it to perfection is some easy gesture based system of switching tabs. The button in the bottom right hand corner is fine and logical, but some more touch friendly and quicker way to switch tabs would make this browser much better. That’s it. If it gets those two features it would be perfect and I would update this review to 5 stars.
  • Amazing, one suggestion.

    By sell_ing (Pcmac user)

    I absolutely love this over Google knowing I'm not being spied on all the time. I know I don't have anything to worry about when using Google because I only use it for basic searches and stuff I guess but either way. Anyways, great app, very easy to use, and fast. One suggestion I would give, I'm not sure if this is something you guys would be interested in, but Google has their own iPhone keyboard called Gboard, and it's a really nice keyboard, I use it myself, it has swipe typing and a bunch of other features like one handed mode, etc.. But basically you need to give it full access for it to be fully usable in certain features.. so they can log and record pretty much everything you type. I haven't looked into their privacy policy and such on it, but 3rd party keyboards have the ability to log what you type. I would love to see a keyboard made by your company. If you read this, thanks for taking the time, and hope you consider.
  • Better than Google!

    By yodelingpuppet (Pcmac user)

    Ok, that’s subjective. There’s pros and cons to each search engine; the major drawback of Google, for me anyway, is that everything is tracked everywhere. They’re constantly collecting information about you and building a profile on you. I’m not paranoid about privacy or anything, but keep in mind, Google isn’t your product, you’re their product, and you’re sold to advertisers. I already use Facebook and Twitter so I’m still tracked, but cutting Google out of that equation gives me a bit of peace of mind. As consumers, we should not be okay with constantly being tracked... do your self a favor and replace Google with DuckDuckGo. The only feedback I have for the devs is to make the keyboard pop up as the app is opened. Why click inside the search bar to bring up the keyboard? The whole reason for opening the app is to start typing something, and therefore the keyboard should already be present. If you must insist on keeping it the way it is, at the least, you can place the search bar in the center so it then becomes a one-handed operation. That’s my only minor complaint.

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