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Kudos0

Search engine

Why when I use Norton safe search, does it take me to a second serch search list that I have to wade through a list of often un-related ads to see if its found a result. Is there a way to get a simple search utilising FireFox or similar? 

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Kudos0

Re: Search engine

Hello alan. In Firefox you can change the default search engine following this guide. As long as you have the extensions remain enabled in your browser, you will still get the safe search green checks with your search results. And a better, more accurate listing than Ask.com .

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows Server 2016 Essentials / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.356 / N360 Deluxe 22.19.8.65 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: Search engine

alan carpenter
...Is there a way to get a simple search utilising FireFox or similar? 
SoulAsylum:

...As long as you have the extensions remain enabled in your browser, you will still get the safe search green checks with your search results. And a better, more accurate listing than Ask.com

Hi SoulAsylum:

I don't think that works in Firefox, although I believe Safe Web site ratings will still be displayed if you use the Google/Bing search engines in other browsers like Chrome and IE.

I can't test with the Safe Search feature bundled inside the latest Norton Safe Web for Firefox v3.8.0.6 (my legacy FF ESR v52 browser doesn't support versions older than NSW v3.7.0.11) but as far as I know Norton Safe Web for Firefox will only displays site rating icons in search results if you use Norton Safe Search - see CurrentR's November 2017 thread Bring Back Safeweb Icons for Google Search in Firefox - Please Reply.

I currently use the Bitdefender TrafficLight for Firefox v3.0.0 extension in my legacy FF ESR v52 browser to display site rating icons in my Google search results, although there might be better alternatives that are compatible with the latest FF v68 for Win 7 and higher.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton v22.15.2.22 * Adblock Plus v3.5.2

Kudos0

Re: Search engine

Just today I found the last Windows updates had actually created 2 instances of Bing under addon's in IE11. Removing one instance and restarting IE no safe web green checks appeared on search results. Removing BING and re-adding Google search engine restored things back to normal. I also use safe search in Edge and Chrome on occasion, they also have Google search engine and work perfectly. I don't use FF at all.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows Server 2016 Essentials / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.356 / N360 Deluxe 22.19.8.65 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Search engine

Neither Edge (Google / Bing searches) nor Firefox (Google / Bing searches) have Safe web annotations anymore.

Windows 10 x64 1903
Kudos0

Re: Search engine

You are correct Krusty. Edge after my last WU doesn't show web annotations. Chrome and IE still do.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows Server 2016 Essentials / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.356 / N360 Deluxe 22.19.8.65 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00

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