Sounds like a crock. It's usually the others like Yes, Yahoo or Ask Jeeves that (used to?) hijack browsers. DDG is the opposite.

From an IOG.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

Ask (Formally Ask Jeeves) does have several browser hijacking twins, including MyWay, MyWebSearch, EverydayLookup powered by MyWay, and the questionable variation of called (a censored to prevent getting the virus). To find out more about browser hijackers, visit the MalwareWiki.
posted by OpalYeah7800 2 years and 2 months ago Link