Norton Safe Search

Norton Safe Search

Search safely online by enabling Norton Safe Search as your default search provider for maximum protection on Chrome.

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What is Norton Safe Search?

"Norton Safe Search" is a chrome extension developed by NortonLifeLock Inc. that serves as your defense against online threats and scams. It warns you about dangerous sites when you are surfing online and offers site safety ratings as well. It secures your online shopping, browsing, and data management by controlling the sites the extension can access and changing your search settings to Norton Safe Search service.

Version: (Last updated: 2023-11-28)
Creation date: 2023-07-24
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • tabs
  • storage
  • scripting
  • alarms
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • https://**
Size: 2.29M
Email: Click to see
Stats date:

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Not available on Firefox
Norton Safe Search
Norton Safe Search (v3.22.0.9)
3.50 (258) 3,646,235
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Norton Safe Search helps protect you from identity thieves and online scams by warning you of dangerous sites when you search, shop or browse online.

Norton Safe Search provides you added peace of mind by showing site safety ratings when a search by showing,

  1. If the site is Trusted

  2. If you should exercise additional caution

  3. If the site is known to be malicious, which should be avoided.

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

“Read your browsing history”

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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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Good protection against viruses and spam
  • Used and trusted by customers for many years
  • Comes with extra features and services
  • Too many pop-ups and interruptions
  • Extra charges for services customers feel should be included
  • Changes and overrides personal browser settings
Most mentioned
  • Frequent pop-ups
  • Added costs for extra services
  • Norton slows down PC and browser performance
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Risk impact

Norton Safe Search 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 Search if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Norton Safe Search is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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