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Last Update: 2022-05-16


Norton Safe Search Enhanced is a Chrome extension developed by NortonLifeLock Inc. According to the data from Chrome web store, current version of Norton Safe Search Enhanced is, updated on 2022-05-16.
100,000+ users have installed this extension. 74 users have rated this extension with an average rating of 3.57.
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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:


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avatar F L

I cannot get anything to work with Norton home page, no safe search. Very disappointing after years of using Norton with no issues. Now it is all problems.

avatar Hemant Vohra

Hmmm..its a additional for security though its not required because google chrome is safe enough to protect u from the scammers and hackers...but its a additional for some people who wants to be extra secured,,,my experience is its slows down my searchs and hides most of pages from regular chrome search that were completely safe and chrome showed it before this its not made for users like me..

avatar Nurullah Han

Zorla arama motorunu Norton safe search ayarlıyorsunuz. Diğer Chromium tarayıcılar da zorla yamıyorsunuz da Google Chrome da mı yapıyorsunuz? Benim hangi arama motorunu kullanmayı zorlamayın!

avatar CoffeePuma

Franchement un outils vraiment parfait! Je l'utilise sur mon navigateur Opéra GX grâce à une compatibilité native avec les extensions Google Chrome! Et combien de fois il m'a protégé des sites web dangereux!

Mais je dois également signaler un bug. Après quelques jours à utiliser l'extension il se met à un moment ou un autre totalement inactif lorsque je clique sur le "?" la page qui s'ouvre est toutes blanches, rien ne s'affiche. Et pire à chaque fois que j'essaye de réinstaller l'extension pour corriger le problème il se remet à être inactif.

Je suis sous Windows 10 et mon navigateur est Opéra GX avec la compatibilité des extensions Google Chrome.

avatar Sidney Freedman

You never realize How Good it is, till you change it. I have used Norton forever, had it free from ISP, but they stopped that. Well, best thing i did was add the Norton Safe Search and i have used this for as long as i can remember. It has been great in protecting and when they update, they don't reset my settings, like another Brand. I'm back to what works best, thanks Norton