Startpage — Private Search Engine

Startpage — Private Search Engine

Take back your online privacy by using Startpage as your default search engine.

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What is Startpage — Private Search Engine?

Startpage — Private Search Engine is an Edge add-on by Startpage. This add-on has 52,450 weekly active users and a good user rating of 4.80. The latest version, 1.1.3, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.80 (8)
Version: 1.1.3 (Last updated: 2021-04-20)
Creation date: 2021-04-20
Manifest version: 2
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • https://**
Size: 11.19K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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This search engine extension protects users from being tracked while allowing them to search the web in complete privacy. 

Startpage is a private search engine with no tracking, storing, or selling users’ search history. To ensure you have “always-on” search privacy AND to search Startpage directly from your URL bar, we recommend installing our search engine extension.

The Startpage private search extension:
- Does NOT save, share, or sell your personal or search engine data
- Delivers Google search results
- Doesn’t drop 3rd party trackers and cookies like other search engines
- Ensures unprofiled search results, guaranteeing the same information for everyone in the world
- Allows users to browse search results in private with the “Anonymous View” proxy feature
- Protects worldwide users with European and Dutch privacy legislation 
- Is GDPR and CCPA compliant 

Industry reviews:
- TechRadar: “Startpage’s ‘Anonymous View’ link …makes it incredibly easy for users to visit websites while protecting their privacy.” 
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Risk impact

Startpage — Private Search Engine requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Startpage — Private Search Engine if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Startpage — Private Search Engine has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
ok, but now hitting the ESC key the actual page gets lost and Startpage will be loaded. WTF?! Is this done by your addon??
by Clemens, 2023-01-11

Man hat zwar vollen Zugriff auf den Google-Content, aber die Leute aus Mountain View CA haben keinen Zugriff auf meine Daten!!! OK, Werbung gibt es bei Startpage auch (irgendwie müssen sie ja Geld verdienen), aber keine personalisierte! Deshalb der fehlende fünfte Stern.
by Torsten, 2023-01-03

The best private search engine. Duckduckgo sends your data to Microsoft
by Uriah, 2022-05-25
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