Norton safe search, a security application from Norton provides Internet users know whether the websites they’re planning to visit are safe or not. This is vital because nearly every day, there are reports of financial assets and identity theft being taken from computers through ransomware and malware downloaded from malicious websites.

Norton uses a feedback system to keep an eye on the Web. Users can examine the operation of websites and if anything suspicious occurs while on these sites. Site owners can also submit their sites for evaluation. If they meet certain standards they will be awarded the Norton Secured Seal that lets users know the site is safe and trustworthy.

You can show safety ratings next to any search results within the browser using the Norton Safe Search Extension for Google Chrome. This offers you the highest level of protection from identity hackers, phishing websites and online virus. The extension is lightweight and does not slow down your computer.

One of the major issues is the fact that Norton’s ratings do not get listed in the search results for videos, images or news. This is an unfortunate oversight considering the importance of these types of results in a user’s experience when searching. It would be pleasing to see Norton’s rating displayed alongside results from ad search which are usually plagued with malware or phishing scams. Nonetheless it is worth trying to avoid the dangers of browsing and shopping on the Internet.