Sudden Recernt Increase in Past Week of Malware in the First few Selections brought up by DuckDuckGo

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 7 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 7 months ago
I have found recent repeated increase of malware notices by my firewall or by Google Browser on the First Few of the suggestions given by DuckDuckGo. This is a concern for me naturally. The malware has always been present in the recent past further down the list of suggestions. Now it is second, third or even today on the first suggestion. Have I been hacked? They are caught, but still this is not a situation I can put up with for long. They are bound to get through sooner or late. Any ideas? Anyone else noticed this too? This is a new one on me. I never have seen this particular "happening" before.... Thanks!

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posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 7 months ago
What I have noticed is that my protection program is throwing up more -not recommended sites as apposed to malware sites that are completely blocked by my protection program. The not recommended sites arent blocked just the known malware ones. Non recommended can be iffy material on the site or political or medical even they are getting quite intensive now due to parents of children complaining to ISP,s I have seen a massive list of -not recommended sites on websites that list internet protection issues. In saying that I have come across some websites near or at the top of the list on a webpagethat are blocked but trying non-DDG in the past brought up even more especially some well known download sites and if you enter -Free programs-there is a big increase in bad sites but this has been publicised by many virus protection companies and PC Mags as being a great increase in number -its like -download a free virus.So its a case of a large increase in number rather than a fault in DDG.
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