About WebRats

We are a secure search engine, nothing is logged. The only thing we monitor is if the website it up, we ping it every 30 seconds. Nothing else is saved

Why use it?

Technical details - How does it work?

WebRats is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project. WEBRATS.XYZ IS CONNECTED TO OVER 3000 PROXY SERVERS. Everytime you make a request we shoot your request out to one of the 3000 proxies in the network, fetch your results all in under 1 second (pretty cool right). 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 Chromium-based browsers*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In the case of Chromium-based browser users there is an exception: searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests. WebRats can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

How to set as the default search engine?

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

Where to find anonymous usage statistics of this instance ?

Stats page contains some useful data about the engines used.

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make WebRats your default search engine