Norton safe search, a program for security from Norton offers Internet users know whether the sites they’re going to visit are secure or not. This is crucial since almost every day, there are reports of financial assets and identity theft being accessed from computers by ransomware and malware that was downloaded from dangerous websites.
Norton uses a community feedback system to keep an eye on the Web. Users can assess the performance of websites and whether something suspicious happens on these sites. Site owners can submit their own websites for evaluation. If they meet certain criteria, they can receive the Norton Secured Seal, which ensures that users know that the site is secure and reliable.
You can display safety ratings next to all search results within the browser by using the Norton Safe Search Extension for Google Chrome. This provides you with maximum protection against identity thieves, phishing sites and online virus. The extension is light and won’t slow your computer.
One major issue is that Norton’s score is not included in the results for image, video and news searches. This is a huge oversight given the importance of such results to a user’s experience. It would also be nice to show Norton’s ratings with ad results which are often maliciously infected and scams that involve phishing. Nonetheless it’s worthwhile to try to avoid the dangers of shopping and browsing on the Internet.