Set up App Security and Internet Security features in Norton 360 app on your Android device

You can set up the App Security and Internet Security features on your mobile device to help protect your device from apps that contain risks and online threats. The features include:

  • App Advisor for Google Play: Scans and lets you know if apps contain risks before you install them from Google Play.

  • Real-time Scan: Automatically scans and better protect your device from malware and risky apps.

  • Ransomware Recovery: Scans apps for screen-lock ransomware that locks your device until a payment is made and crypto-ransomware that encrypts valuable content to hold your file hostage.

  • Safe Web: Helps detect and warns you about the fraudulent websites before you visit them.

  • Safe Search: Norton Safe Search displays the Norton Secured rating for a website in search results to help you identify and filter out suspicious sites from your search results.

    Norton Safe Search does not provide a security rating for paid search results (sponsored links) nor does it filter out potentially unsafe sponsored links from the search results.

You can also use the Your Protection Report card to view the summary of the activities that your Norton 360 app has performed in the last 30 days to protect your device against:

  • Malicious websites

  • Malware and potentially harmful apps

Set up App Security and Internet Security features

  1. From the Home screen, launch the Norton 360 app.

  2. In the Norton 360 app main screen, tap Security, and then at the top-right corner tap permission_setup icon.

  3. In the Permission Setup screen, tap Get started.

  4. Tap Turn on and then tap Installed Services or Norton 360 Service.

  5. Next to Use Norton 360 Service option, move the slider to turn it on, and then tap Allow or Ok. Navigate back to the Norton 360 app.

  6. In the Permission Setup screen, under Run in background, tap Allow.

  7. In the confirmation alert, tap Allow.

  8. In the Permission Setup screen, tap Turn on.

  9. Move the slider to turn on the permission or scroll down and tap Norton 360. Next to Allow display over other apps option, move the slider to turn it on. Navigate back to the Norton 360 app.

  10. In the Permission Setup screen, under Location permission, tap Allow. Tap While using the app or Allow all the time.

  11. In the Permission Setup screen, under Show Wi-Fi network details, tap Turn on. Next to Use location option, move the slider to turn it on.

View the App Security report card

  1. From the Home screen, launch the Norton 360 app.

  2. At the bottom of the Norton 360 app main screen, tap and pull up the Your Protection Report option.

  3. Under the App Security section, you can view the number of safe and potentially harmful apps that Norton 360 has identified.

Set up Safe Search

  1. From the home screen, launch the Norton 360 app.

  2. If you see the Security option in the Norton 360 app main screen, then tap Security or else go to step 3.

  3. Tap Internet Security.

  4. Under More Protection, tap Setup required.

  5. In the Add a Shortcut screen, tap Add Shortcut, and then tap Add Automatically. A shortcut is created on the Home screen of your device.

  6. Swipe the screen to the right, and then in the Add a Search Bar screen, tap Add Search Bar. Norton Safe Search bar is added to the notification area to quickly access the Safe Search.

  7. Tap Finish.

View the Internet Security report card

  1. From the Home screen, launch the Norton 360 app.

  2. At the bottom of the Norton 360 app main screen, tap and pull up the Your Protection Report option.

  3. Under the Internet Security section, you can view the number of safe and malicious websites that Norton 360 has detected.

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DOCID: v137722459
Operating System: Android
Last modified: 09/28/2022