Norton Safe Web

Norton Safe Web

Norton Safe Web provides protection from online threats while you browse the web.

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What is Norton Safe Web?

Norton Safe Web is a very popular Edge add-on by NortonLifeLock Inc.. This add-on has 8,718,033 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.70, and is most similar to Avira Safe Shopping and NewsGuard. The latest version,, was updated a month ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.70 (1,527)
Version: (Last updated: 2023-05-04)
Creation date: 2021-10-20
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • background
  • webNavigation
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • scripting
  • alarms
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • declarativeNetRequestFeedback
  • See more
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 6.12M
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

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Not available on Firefox
Norton Safe Web provides protection from online threats while you browse the web.  

Norton Safe Web helps defend you from identity theft and online scams by warning you of dangerous sites while you search, shop, or browse online.

Norton Safe Web provides safety information for every page you load by querying Norton's Remote URL Reputation Service that is updated periodically with the latest threat intelligence. Norton Safe Web automatically blocks malicious pages and downloads to provide you with a safe online experience.

By using this add-on, you agree to our License and Services Agreement ( and have read and acknowledge our Global Privacy Statement (

This add-on makes use of Google Analytics’s Measurement Protocol to transmit critical error and feature usage information to Google Analytics services.  NortonLifeLock uses Google Analytics services to maintain and improve this add-on, but the services are not operated by NortonLifeLock. 

If you do not consent to this data collection and usage, please do not install this add-on or remove it if it is already installed. 

This add-on sets parameters that Google provides to obfuscate your IP address when processing Google Analytics. See more details here for our obligations to use Google Analytics, Google’s privacy practices, and Google's IP obfuscation support:
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Provides website safety ratings
  • Protects against malicious sites and downloads
  • Easy to manage
  • Some users experience difficulty with activation
  • Can cause slow browsing speed
  • May give inconsistent results with Safe Search feature
Most mentioned
  • Activation issues
  • Safe Search feature
  • Protection against malicious sites and downloads
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Risk impact

Norton Safe Web requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Norton Safe Web has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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Rating: 61
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Rating: 214
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Microsoft Bing Search Engine Microsoft Bing Search Engine
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Rating: 6
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