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Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

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Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

I am using duckduckgo.com as my default search engine and whenever I click on any links from a duckduckgo search F-Secure Internet Security 2013 issues an alert saying that duckduckgo.com is a harmful site and not to visit the site.
Is duckduckgo actually harmful or is this a false positive message ?
thanks for your help,
Robin

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F-Secure Product Expert

Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

Indeed Victor is right, it is a false positive. Our Malware team has verified that Duckduckgo.com is harmless and we have updated the cloud. The search results produced by duckduckgo.com should appear correctly from now on.

 

Thanks.
Best Regards,
Sean Veloo

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Scholar

Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

Spoken to support, they seem to think this may be a false positive.

nan
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Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

I would very much like a more definite answer to this question as DDG is my main search engine. Is there a problem with DDG or is the problem with F-secure? This could do a lot of harm to DDG's reputation if it is not solved quickly. Thank you.

F-Secure

Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

Duckduckgo.com has been verified to be clean and the appropriate rating is now updated in F-Secure Browsing Protection. The search results produced by duckduckgo.com should appear correctly from now on.
 
This was a false positive case.
 
Regards,
Victor
F-Secure Product Expert

Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

Indeed Victor is right, it is a false positive. Our Malware team has verified that Duckduckgo.com is harmless and we have updated the cloud. The search results produced by duckduckgo.com should appear correctly from now on.

 

Thanks.
Best Regards,
Sean Veloo

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nan
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Re: Is duckduckgo.com a harmful website ?

Thank you very much for the speedy reply and action. Cheers all.