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Essential Privacy Tools to Anonymously Browse the Internet

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is an add-on and tools which allows users to browse the Internet privately. This program can help to cut down on spam, unsolicited adverts and potential threats such as malware on Firefox browsers.

Basic Applications and Functions

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials offers users state-of-the-art but simplified tools so that they can protect their sensitive data when browsing the Internet. This is ideal for those who are very concerned whether their personal information is leaking online while doing transactions or private chat. It is equipped with several advanced features which require extra permissions. For instance, this software package is able to detect those sites which are associated with hidden tracking algorithms. These are pointed out to the user and the programs can often be disabled. Unwanted advertisements are prevented from selling anything, at the same time identifying who they are. Forced encryption will likewise add an additional layer of protection; eliminating cookies and other data collection techniques. There are also times when privacy policies are rated in terms of their transparency. Every site is forced to utilize encrypted connection for protection against ISPs and other forms of intrusion. Everything confidential from financial or personal queries are not tracked down when searching or surfing online. This web add-on comes with a toolbar icon with Privacy Grade rating. It indicates how protected the users are when visiting a website. They are given details which elements were observing them  The Privacy Grade depends on the instances when elements like tracker networks, availability of encryption, and website privacy practices is detected.

One-Click Privacy

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is able to provide "scores" for individual websites. This feature will help the user to know which ones are safe and those to avoid. A size of only 702 kilobytes will not impede standard mobile operating systems. Updates and software patches are known to occur on a regular basis. 

Making Privacy More Convenient

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is designed to integrate all web browsing security features into a single add-on platform. Anyone surfing online is ensured that their private information is secured from any kind of unwanted surveillance.


  • Users can enjoy superior levels of privacy and data protection when using this service.
  • A ratings algorithm will provide valuable information about third-party sites.
  • Toolbar icon with Privacy Grade rating.
  • Protect personal information and browsing activities.


  • There are times when VPN networks can slow down data transmission speeds.
  • No anti-virus protection is offered by this VPN bundle.
  • Requires extra access permission from computers.
  • May not absolutely guarantee full privacy.

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Firefox for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 2024.1.19
  • 4.3

  • Security Status

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