Is it possible to block Google Incognito with Norton Family? Thanks
To block the https sites in Chrome, NF needs the NF plugin to be enabled.
In chrome, the NF extension will not be monitoring the incognito mode by default. Users should follow the below steps to enable monitoring in incognito mode.
We don’t support Incognito mode in Chrome in terms of referring to sending an alert when child is launching chrome via Incognito mode.
However for Norton Family Extension, if the user allows incognito mode setting in browser, then our product will work as expected except that the block page won’t be displayed instead an empty page will be displayed. But it does block and sends the respective logs to the parent.
Does this feature only apply to Windows or does it work for Android as well?
The above description is specifically for Windows devices. For Android, Norton Family can now monitor your child’s web activities in incognito mode on the Samsung S browser and Chrome Browser on Android Lollipop and above. Below is the link to the release announcement.
The specification is not just the browsers. It's Samsung S browser and Chrome Browser on Android Lollipop and above.
In the current version, we don’t differentiate whether a page is browsed in incognito or normal mode. For all modes, we do send alerts when pages are blocked and activities log details when pages are monitored on Android Lollipop and above devices.
Previously, we used to send an alert if an attempt is made to browse webpages in incognito mode. Now in Android Lollipop and above devices, we send alert/activities details with the web page details.
We currently don’t send if the page is browsed specifically in incognito or normal mode.
I installed the free 30 day trial to test out the function of monitoring incognito mode. I am trying this on a Galaxy S3 and it doesn't seem to work. It won't monitor on the preloaded "internet" app or on Chrome. The instructions above do not work on the S3 with Android 4.4.2. Is this phone too old for this feature?
The specification is Samsung S browser and Chrome Browser on Android Lollipop and above. Lollipop and above means Android 5.0 and above, so Android 4.4.2 is not within the requirement.
Hi Katie -
I was the one who posted this original question and could not get it to work. Just went back to check again. I have added pdf file with pictures to show what the extension page looks like and the incognito page after it was done. Perhaps I have not set the extension correctly.
Thanks for the screen shots. Can you please let us know what you did first, then you see the second screen shot?
When you try to visit a forbidden website in private mode, do you get blocked?
What I did first was install the Norton Family Extension then followed instructions you had posted above.
To check it from there - I opened incognito search which opened as shown in image and then searched and was able to open any website.
Hi Katie- My daughter has HTC Desire 626 with Android 5.1. Norton Family 22.214.171.124 is running on her phone. We have made YouTube a restricted site. With Chrome browser in normal mode, youtube is blocked as is designed. Based on the forum here, my understanding that in private/incognito mode, it should also be blocked since she has Android 5.1 and using the Chrome Browser? That is not occurring. YouTube IS accessable in private/incognito mode. Please help.
Hi Sheldon L,
The discussion before you in the thread is about Windows, like Windows PC. You are talking about Android, like Android phone.
Norton Family can now monitor child’s web activities in incognito mode on the Samsung S browser and Chrome Browser on Android Lollipop and above. Below is the announcement.
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