Antiphishing

Antiphishing protects you from visiting unsafe websites. When Antiphishing is turned on, the Antiphishing component analyzes the security level of the websites that you visit. It then displays the results in the Norton Safe Web pop-up window. Antiphishing also blocks navigation to the websites that are confirmed to be fraudulent or suspicious.

Antiphishing provides you the following information about the websites you visit:

  • If the website is safe to enter confidential information

  • If the website is fraudulent

  • If the website is suspicious

  • If the website is known to give annoying results

The Norton Safe Web pop-up window in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome browsers lets you view more details about the safety status of the websites you visit.

In addition, the Norton Safe Web pop-up window includes information about Norton Secured websites. Website hackers often mimic company websites to create fraudulent websites. Antiphishing identifies the fraudulent websites.

Symantec analyzes the pages of these sites and verifies if they belong to the company that it represents. You can be confident that the information that you provide goes to the company with which you want to do business.

Even when you turn off the Antiphishing option, your computer is protected from Internet threats using the Norton Safe Web feature. However, you cannot use the Report this site option to submit the evaluation of the website to Symantec.

The Norton Safe Web pop-up window displays the following messages:

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Message

SECURE

You can see Norton Secured icon next to the search results.

Symantec has analyzed this page and determined that the website is VeriSign trusted and is safe to visit.

SAFE

You can see a green OK icon next to the search results.

When you visit a website with this status, you can see a similar status icon on the Norton toolbar. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this site and determined that it is safe to visit.

UNTESTED

You can see a gray question mark icon next to the search results.

When you visit this website, the Norton toolbar shows a green OK icon. Norton Safe Web has not analyzed this site and it does not have sufficient information about this site. As Symantec has not tested the site, it is recommended that you do not visit this site.

UNSAFE

You can see a red cross (x) icon next to the search results.

When you visit a website with this status, you can see a similar status icon on the Norton toolbar. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this page and determined that the site is unsafe to visit. This website may attempt to install malicious software on your computer.

CAUTION

You can see an orange exclamation mark icon next to the search results.

When you visit a website with this status, you can see a similar status icon on the Norton toolbar. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this site and determined that this site has some threats that are classified as Annoyance Factors. These annoyance factors are not dangerous, but it can install unwanted applications on your computer without your permission.

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DOCID: v15610505_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016