Norton Safe Search Enhanced
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Norton Safe Search Enhanced

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

Norton Safe Search Enhanced updates your Chrome's default search provider, home page, and new tab page settings for complete protection. Help protect yourself from phishing sites, malware distribution sites, and other potentially risky sites while you search, shop, or browse online. Norton Safe Search Enhanced provides you added peace of mind from online threats by: 1.Providing you with safety ratings on search results 2.Blocking malicious sites which may be used for phishing or malware distribution 3. Letting you know which shopping sites are safe --- 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. “Manage your downloads” Shown for permission needed for removing malicious downloads. “Change your search settings to:” Shown for permissions needed for delivery of search results through the Norton Safe Search service. “Replace the page you see when opening a new tab.” Shown for permissions needed for changing the new tab and home page to Norton Safe Search. “Display notifications” Shown for permissions needed for showing alerts when important changes happen for protection activity or when authentication is required for certain features. “New background app added Norton Safe Search will launch at system startup and continue to run in the background, even once you've closed all other Google Chrome windows.” Shown for permission used to keep the extension running in order to quicken startup times. This extension also uses permissions that are not displayed in Chrome for performing certain functions within the extension: “webRequest” and “webRequestBlocking” permissions Needed for: - accessing low-level data when browsing websites to help block certain threats. - performing authentication for certain features. “storage” permission Used to store and retrieve settings data used by the extension. --- By using this add-on, you agree to our License and Services Agreement ( and have read and acknowledge our Global Privacy Statement ( This add-on makes use of Google Analytics’s Measurement Protocol to transmit critical error and feature usage information to Google Analytics services. NortonLifeLock uses Google Analytics services to maintain and improve this add-on, but the services are not operated by NortonLifeLock. If you do not consent to this data collection and usage, please do not install this add-on or remove it if it is already installed. This add-on sets parameters that Google provides to obfuscate your IP address when processing Google Analytics. See more details here for our obligations to use Google Analytics, Google’s privacy practices, and Google's IP obfuscation support: - - - Copyright © 2021 NortonLifeLock Inc. All rights reserved. NortonLifeLock, the NortonLifeLock Logo, the Checkmark Logo, Norton, LifeLock, and the LockMan Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NortonLifeLock Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Google Chrome is a trademark of Google, LLC. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Connor WallaceAug 5, 2023

Awful. Has too many ads and pop ups.

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Steven ApelAug 3, 2023

Norton is staying true to their business model of force-feeding their users features they don't want. The forced home page and search engine are an insult to their user base. After a bit of research and testing, I found that Bitdefender - Traffic Light does what this Norton extension used to, without the extra garbage. You may have to use an alternate default search engine than Google for Traffic light to work, however anything is better than Norton's proprietary sEaRcH eNgInE.

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SamJul 3, 2023

Forced changes new tabs, can't change it back otherwise. Idiotic, I need a plugin, not a nanny. Go away.

24 out of 26 found this helpful


  • Version
  • Updated
    June 16, 2023
  • Size
  • Languages
    24 languages
  • Developer
    NortonLifeLock Inc.
    60 E Rio Salado Pkwy ste 1000 Tempe, AZ 85281 US
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.


Norton Safe Search Enhanced has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

Norton Safe Search Enhanced handles the following:

Web history
User activity

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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