What is ddg.xml?

ddg.xml is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about ddg.xml.

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Vendor and version information [?]

ddg.xml does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

ddg.xml is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ddg.xml file.

None of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the ddg.xml file.

Folder name variants

ddg.xml may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\. The most common variants are listed below:

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with ddg.xml. 76% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 79 users.

User vote results: There were 60 votes to remove and 19 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Christopher Souter writes

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ddg.xml is associated with DuckDuckGo, a new search engine which works without user tracking.

They have a legitimate website, and there is an article on Wikipedia:


I'll definitely keep the file and I think FreeFixer should whitelist it.

# 27 Mar 2015, 21:19

Roger Karlsson writes

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Thank you for the feedback.

# 27 Jun 2015, 7:58

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