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Norton Safe Web

Jun 11, 2010

Norton Safe Web protects your computer while you browse the Internet using Internet Explorer or Firefox. It analyses the security levels of the Web sites you visit and indicates if the Web sites are free from threats. For online shopping Web sites, Norton Safe Web also indicates whether the Web site offers safe online shopping experience. The Enhance Search Engine Results feature of Norton Safe Web lets you know that a Web site is malicious even before you visit it. It provides you a safe Web search environment by displaying the site rating icons next to every search result.

You can view the site safety status of any Web site using the Full Report option on the Norton Site Safety pop-up. You can also use the Community Buzz option on Norton menu to view the safety status.


The Norton Safe Web site offers the following features:
  • Displays the community rating
  • Lets you add your reviews
  • Lets you view user reviews
  • Displays a list of keywords that are tagged to the Web site
  • Displays the general information and the threat information
Norton Safe Web provides the following Web site safety states when you browse through the Internet:
Site is Safe You can see a green check mark icon next to the search results.

When you visit this Web site, the Norton Toolbar shows the same icon. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this site and determined that it is safe to visit.
Site is Untested You can see a gray question mark icon next to the search results.

When you visit this Web site, the Norton Toolbar shows a green check mark icon. Norton Safe Web has not analyzed this site and does not have sufficient information about this site.
Site is Unsafe You can see a red cross (x) icon next to the search results.

When you visit this Web site, the Norton Toolbar shows the same status icon. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this page and determined that the site is unsafe to visit.
Caution You can see a yellow exclamation mark icon next to the search results.

When you visit this Web site, the Norton Toolbar shows the same status icon. Norton Safe Web has analyzed this site and determined that this site may provide annoying results.
The following table gives you the details of the shopping safety information that Norton Safe Web provides when you browse the Internet:
Safe Norton Safe Web has analyzed this Web site and determined that you can have a safe shopping experience.
Untested Norton Safe Web does not have sufficient information about the site to provide a shopping safety rating.
Risky Norton Safe Web has analyzed this Web site and determined that the site has shopping risks.

Symantec recommends that you do not visit this page. The site may sell counterfeit items without proper indication.
Limited Norton Safe Web has analyzed this site and has only some information about the site to provide shopping safety information.

The information is not sufficient to declare that the site is safe to shop.
When you search the Internet using Google, Yahoo, or Bing search engines, Norton Safe Web displays Norton rating icons next to the search results. As you move the pointer over an 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 of the site safety.

You can click the icon or the Full Report option in the pop-up window to view the detailed report. The report is displayed on the Norton Safe Web site.

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