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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

Someone suggested that I use ixquick.com as my online search site because it claims to be the most secure site there is against the snoopers out there that are watching what we search. 

 

I did a search for ixquick.com and the first thing I see is a link that instructs me on how to remove the ixquick virus for free.

 

#1. Is there an ixquick virus?

#2. Is ixquick what it claims to be; a security safe method of searching the net?  


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

#1. Is there an ixquick virus?

No. When searching for suspicious files, new malware or malware removal assistance (and removal guides) on the Internet, it is not unusual to find numerous hits from untrustworthy and scam sites which mis-classify detections or provide misleading information. This is deliberately done more as a scam to entice folks into buying an advertised fix or removal tool. In some cases if the fix is a free download, users may be enticed to download a malicious file or be redirected to a malicious web site. In other cases you are referred to contact the site's Tech Support for assistance which is only provided for a fee.

#2. Is ixquick what it claims to be; a security safe method of searching the net?

Yes.

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