How do I install duckduckgo.com as my search engine on IE 11 ?

With being very ill & an internet "Newbie" I don't know the sequence of steps  to install  duckduckgo.com as my search engine on IE 11 ?

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Last updated August 18, 2019 Views 81,892 Applies to:
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Hello Chris,

Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community Forum.

As per the description, I understand that you want to install duckduckgo.com as your search engine in Internet Explorer 11.

To set duckduckgo as the search engine, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to DuckDuckGo home page. (https://duckduckgo.com/)
  2. Click “Add to Browser” at the bottom right.
  3. Click “Install IE search provider
  4. Check the box “Make this my default search provider” if you want this to be your default search engine.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Restart Internet Explorer and check, DuckDuckGo should be your default search provider.

For more information please refer the DuckDuckGo link below:

https://duck.co/help/desktop/internet-explorer.

You may also refer the Microsoft article below to change the homepage and the search provider in Internet Explorer.

How to change the home page and the search provider in Internet Explorer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607234/en-us

Note: Using third party unverified search engine can lead to unwanted websites and downloads which might cause damage to the computer. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

Hope this helps. Please let us know the results. Feel free to write us back for any further assistance. It’s a pleasure to work with you and be an assistance.

Regards,
Mann Manohar

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It must have been blocked again as this method does not work.        

Workaround...

Uninstall recent update KB3038314 from Control Panel> (Programs)> Programs and features> View installed updates. You should then be able to add search engines from www.iegallery.com then reinstall KB3038314.

For a Search Provider not available at iegallery.com, with KB3038314 uninstalled use the procedure at http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/searchbuilder.asp to add a Search Provider.

Don

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