About Active9

Active9 is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

The Active9 project is powered by SearXNG and driven by an open community, come join us on Matrix if you have questions or just want to chat about SearXNG at #searxng:matrix.org

Make Active9 better.

Why use it?

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Active9 your default search engine or run it on your own server!

How do I set it as the default search engine?

Active9 supports OpenSearch. For more information on changing your default search engine, see your browser’s documentation:

How does it work?

Active9 is a fork from the well-known SearXNG fork of searx metasearch engine which was inspired by the Seeks project. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Active9 can be added to your browser’s search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

The stats page contains some useful anonymous usage statistics about the engines used.

How can I make it my own?

Active9 appreciates your concern regarding logs, so take the code from the SearXNG sources and run it yourself!

Add your instance to this list of public instances to help other people reclaim their privacy and make the internet freer. The more decentralized the internet is, the more freedom we have!