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Set Norton to detect fraudulent or phishing websites on Mac

Norton device security includes Safe Web to analyze sites when you browse using Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. It ranks site security and alerts you if it detects fraudulent or phishing sites. Safe Web helps protect you from cybercriminals who set up fake sites, such as illegitimate shopping sites, in order to get you to enter financial or personal information

Enable and configure Safe Web options

You can enable and configure Safe Web options only on Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier versions.

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, click Advanced or Settings.

  3. On the left pane, click Safe Web, and make sure the Safe Web switch on.

  4. In the Safe Web row, click the settings icon, and set the following options as needed:

    • Enhance search engine results to display site ratings in search results.

    • Show a warning when visiting a harmful website.

    • Block harmful websites.

    • Enable Phishing Protection to analyze the security level of the website you visit.

    • Submit full URL when a suspicious website is detected to send the site URL to Norton for analysis.

Enable Norton Safe Search as your default search engine

In addition, you can set Norton Home Page as your default home page.


  1. Open your browser and click the Safe Web extension icon.

  2. In the Safe Web pop-up that appears, click the settings icon.

  3. In the Browser Settings page, check Enable Norton Safe Search as your default search engine.

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DOCID: v6161673
Operating System: Mac
Last modified: 03/23/2022