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About searx

Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

Why use searx?

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make searx your default search engine or run it on your own server

Technical details - How does it work?

Searx is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project.
It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except chrome*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In case of Chrome* users there is an exception, searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests.
Searx can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

How can I make it my own?

Searx appreciates your concern regarding logs, so take the code and run it yourself!
Add your Searx to this list to help other people reclaim their privacy and make the Internet freer!
The more decentralized the Internet is, the more freedom we have!

More about searx


How to add to firefox?

Install searx as a search engine on any version of Firefox! (javascript required)

Developer FAQ

New engines?

Don't forget to restart searx after config edit!

Installation/WSGI support?

See the installation and setup wiki page

How to debug engines?

Stats page contains some useful data about the engines used.