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The reason you are seeing the message "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?" has to do with the HTTPS encryption that Ixquick uses. Here's how it works. When you search with Ixquick, we look at each of the search ...
Yes, while our new design offers several cool new features the classic design doesn't offer, you can still access the classic/original design at https://classic.ixquick.com [1]. If you are using the Ixquick Toolbar, use Ixquick as your default search ...
Once you click on a StartPage by Ixquick search result, you will leave the StartPage by Ixquick website. This means that your browser is now able to see which other websites you visit. You can avoid this, by using the StartPage by Ixquick Proxy. You ca...
Ixquick is not an email service, so it cannot cause problems with getting your email. Ixquick is a search engine, a single web page that you open within your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) Your web browser can take you any place...
Ixquick lets you save your settings through a privacy-friendly, 100% safe, generic settings cookie. The settings cookie is the only cookie Ixquick uses, and it is only created if you request it from the Settings page. If you have set your browser to...
The number of search results you receive depends on the search you are performing. Obviously, some words return a large number of results, while others simply do not have as many responses available to return. Most queries on a common topic should retu...
In most cases, the scraping message will disappear after a few minutes. In order to prevent our service from being "scraped" by automatic programs or bots -- with resulting server slow-down and extra costs to our organization -- our technicians have ...
This problem is most likely caused by your Internet connection being disrupted, rather than anything related to StartPage by Ixquick. You can tell this is the case if other web pages, not just StartPage by Ixquick, seem to be getting disconnected on...
We are sorry that you are finding results you wish to remove from our search results. However, since we don't maintain our own website database, we are unable to delete particular links. Here's why. When you enter a search on Ixquick, we submit your...
Any email spam you are receiving is unrelated to Ixquick, since we do not record or share your interests with any third parties. Unfortunately, spam is one of the downsides of the Internet, and it can be very difficult to avoid. To learn ways to hel...
Drop us an email at app@Ixquick.com with a description of the problem, along with what you were doing when it happened. Of course you don't need to tell us the content of your private searches!
The Ixquick Search app is designed to protect your privacy against unwanted physical examination of your mobile device by third parties. Your results and webpages remain visible for a period of time to make browsing easier, but then they vanish so t...
If you see a virus or malware message, always check to make sure you really are on the legitimate Ixquick website. If you are on our legitimate website, chances are the message is not a cause for concern. In the past, some antivirus programs have mi...
Ixquick would not be the cause of a Javascript or Flash problem, since we don't have a connection to the applications running in your browser. Any trouble with Javascript or Flash would be related to your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari,...
StartPage uses SSL/TLS technology to secure your searches. Comodo CA Limited is our Certificate authority, and we make sure our certificates are secure and up to date. You can find more information about this here [1]. There are 2 steps you can tak...
Everyone occasionally has trouble reaching web sites using their web browser. This can be due to a variety of factors - lack of connectivity, installed browser extensions, web browser and operating system not being up to date, to name a few. If you're ...
Special operators and search operators are terms used in advanced searching. A "search operator" is simply a word like "and" "not" "with" "or" etc. that helps you refine your search. The term "search operator" comes from Boolean logic, which is a way o...
Whenever you use your web browser to communicate securely over the Internet (i.e. for banking, private search through Ixquick, etc.) you are using a technology known as SSL (Secure SocketLayer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security). This technology serves ...
Malware is malicious software developed by cyber criminals that runs on a computer without the user's consent. Viruses, worms, Trojans, and bots are all part of this class of malicious software. To protect your computer from malware, you should hav...
A known bug in the Unity Desktop Integration extension that is included with Firefox for Ubuntu can prevent you from being able to install any new search providers in Firefox. As a workaround, perform one of the following steps: 1) Install the Ixquick...
To clarify, Ixquick is not a replacement for your browser, but a website you visit with your browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc.). To visit a particular website, you need to use a browser and simply enter the address you wish...
A "user agent" identifies your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and provides certain system details to the websites you visit. Your web browser automatically sends this information to every webpage you visit. The "user agent" data hel...
That message tells you that COMODO CA Limited is our "certificate authority," meaning they are the company that certifies that the website you are visiting (Ixquick.com) is actually who we claim to be. This is important for security purposes, and i...
When you use the Ixquick Proxy [1] to privately view web pages you find through Ixquick, you may find that pages load a bit slower. That's because the content has to load twice before you can see it (once from the third-party website to us, then again ...
For security reasons, the Ixquick Proxy [1] service does not allow the running of scripts, Flash, and it does not allow you to fill out forms. That not only reduces your exposure to potential malicious code, it also reduces criminals' ability to abuse ...
Ixquick does not see, access, or store password information from any website you visit. When password information is stored, that happens in your browser, not Ixquick, as follows: When you visit websites that require registration and you enter a ...
Ixquick never uses tracking cookies, and we have nothing to do with Google cookies. A Google cookie called "PREF" can be set when you use Firefox or Chrome as your browser, regardless of whether you visit Google.com, Ixquick.com or any other website...
The domain in the address bar really is Ixquick, even with the additional characters at the beginning of the URL. When you search with Ixquick, your traffic is routed to one of our several servers either in the US, Europe, or Asia, depending on where y...