Norton Safe Web

Norton Safe Web

Norton Safe Web provides protection from online threats while you browse the web.

What is Norton Safe Web?
Norton Safe Web is a Chrome extension that provides comprehensive security while you browse the internet. It warns users about potential dangers on websites, blocks malicious content, and shields against identity theft and scams. By integrating with Norton's URL Reputation Service, it delivers up-to-date protection. The extension needs specific permissions to safeguard your online activities effectively, including site safety ratings and threat blocking. It helps maintain your digital safety by utilizing analytics for enhancement without compromising your privacy.
Users: 6,000,000+
Rating: 3.06 (307)
Version: (Last updated: 2024-03-25)
Creation date: 2023-12-13
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • background
  • webNavigation
  • storage
  • scripting
  • alarms
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • declarativeNetRequestFeedback
  • downloads
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Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.12M
Stats date:

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Norton Safe Web helps defend you from identity theft and online scams by warning you of dangerous sites while you search, shop, or browse online.

Norton Safe Web provides safety information for every page you load by querying Norton's Remote URL Reputation Service that is updated periodically with the latest threat intelligence. Norton Safe Web automatically blocks malicious pages and downloads to provide you with a safe online experience.

This extension uses permissions that produce the following Chrome messages to perform necessary functions within the extension.

“Read and change all your data on the websites you visit” Shown for permissions needed for detecting online risks on all types of pages you browse.

“Read your browsing history” Shown for permissions needed for:

  • displaying a block page when risky content is detected.
  • displaying site safety rating information reliably during tab manipulations by Chrome or the user.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Security enhancements
  • Helps to identify unsafe websites
  • Banking protection
  • Slows down Chrome performance
  • Inability to add exceptions for certain websites
  • Issues with customer service
Most mentioned
  • Slows down Chrome performance
  • Issues with customer service
  • Inability to add exceptions for certain websites
Recent reviews
Blocks innocent websites. And you can't add an exception. There are other plugins way better.
by S N S N, 2024-04-09

by Rasmus2891 Rasmus2891, 2024-03-13

by jan daems jan daems, 2023-12-04
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Risk impact

Norton Safe Web is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Norton Safe Web if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Norton Safe Web has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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