Norton safe search, a security software from Norton, lets Internet users know whether the sites they’re going to visit are safe or not. This is crucial because nearly every day there are reports of identity thefts and financial assets being stolen from computers due to malware and ransomware that was downloaded from dangerous websites.
Norton uses a community feedback system to keep an eye on the Web. Users can evaluate the way websites function and if any suspicious activity occurs on these sites. Site owners can also submit their sites for review. If they meet certain criteria, they will receive a Norton Secured Seal that lets users know the site is safe and reliable.
With the Norton Safe Search extension for Google Chrome, you can get safety ratings displayed on top of all results in the search bar. This gives you maximum protection against identity thieves, phishing websites and online virus. The extension is light and won’t slow your computer.
One major disadvantage is the fact that Norton’s ratings do not get included in the search results for images, videos or news. This is a pity due to the importance of these kinds of results to the user’s experience when searching. It would also be nice to see Norton’s rating displayed in conjunction with the results description from ads, which are often filled with malware and phishing scams. Nonetheless it’s worth a shot to stay clear of the dangers of browsing and shopping on the Internet.