Search safely online by enabling Norton Safe Search as your default search provider for maximum protection on Chrome.
Install this extension to set Norton Safe Search as your default search provider, home and new tab page for Chrome.
Norton Safe Search helps defend 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 from online threats by:
- Marking unsafe web results
- Providing you with safety ratings on search results
- Letting you know which shopping sites are safe.
Note that this extension enables resetting Norton Safe Search as your default search provider, home and new tab page on Chrome.
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: nortonsafe.search.ask.com”
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.
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
- accessing low-level data when browsing websites to help block certain threats.
- performing authentication for certain features.
Used to store and retrieve settings data used by the extension.
By using this add-on, you are subject to the product terms specified here:
This add-on makes use of Google Analytics’s Measurement Protocol to transmit critical error information and information on your feature usage to Google Analytics services, which are not operated by Symantec.
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:
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