About Norton Safe Web

Norton Safe Web helps you surf, search, and shop more safely on the Internet. By using Norton Safe Web, you can check if a website is malicious or not even before you visit it. Norton Safe Web analyzes the websites you visit and detects if there are any viruses, spyware, malware, or other security threats that exist on the websites. Based on the analysis, Norton Safe Web provides safety ratings for all the websites.

In addition, Norton Safe Web lets you view the community rating and user reviews of the websites you visit.

Norton Safe Web supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome browsers.

You can view the site safety status of any website using the Full Report option on the Site Safety pop-up window.

For each website that you want to know the site safety status, Norton Safe Web lets you do the following:

  • View the Norton rating.

  • View the community rating.

  • Add your reviews.

  • View the user reviews.

  • View a list of keywords that are tagged to the website.

  • View the threat information and the general information about the website.

When you search the Internet using Google, Yahoo, or Bing search engines, Norton Safe Web displays site rating icons next to the search results. As you move the mouse pointer over the Norton icon, a pop-up appears with site safety and shopping safety information. The pop-up displays brief information about the safety of the site. Norton Safe Web also provides a detailed report about the safety of the websites you visit.

You can click the icon next to the search results or the Full Report option in the Site Safety pop-up window to view the detailed report. The report is displayed on the Norton Safe website.

Norton Safe Web provides the following website safety states when you browse through the Internet:

Norton Secured

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.

Site is 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 website and determined that it is safe to visit.

Site 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 website and it does not have sufficient information about this website. As Symantec has not tested the website, it is recommended that you do not visit this Webs site.

Site is 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 website and determined that the website is unsafe to visit. This website may attempt to install malicious software on your computer.

Caution

You can see a yellow 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 website and determined that this website 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.

In addition to the site safety information, Norton Safe Web provides the following shopping safety information:

Safe

Norton Safe Web has analyzed this website and determined that you can have a safe shopping experience.

Untested

Norton Safe Web does not have sufficient information about this website to provide a shopping safety rating.

Risky

Norton Safe Web has analyzed this website and determined that the site has shopping risks.

Symantec recommends that you do not visit this page. The website may sell counterfeit items without proper indication.

When you visit any webpage that has an unsafe status, Norton Safe Web blocks that webpage. If you still want to view the webpage, use the Continue to site anyway option that appears on the blocked page.

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DOCID: v71133105_id_safe_retail_1_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/28/2015