Is Ecosia a virus, malware or spam?

A number of fraudulent websites are claiming that Ecosia is a virus, a browser-hijacker, spyware, or malware. Relax: these rumours are entirely unfounded. Our browser extension will not harm your computer in any way.

These dodgy websites tell the same lie about a large number of companies, not just Ecosia. Their aim is to sell (often harmful) anti-malware software to unsuspecting users.

In short: please don’t worry, Ecosia.org is absolutely safe to use, it won't harm your computer and what we are working on is absolutely legit! Feel free to have a look at our business reports for more information on our expenses and tree planting investments.

If you see any suspicious websites making false claims about us, please contact us via our online form.

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