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Kudos0

Norton browser extensions

Many tech sites claim that Norton's own browser extensions or Macafee's are just ways for the security companies to make money and make one no safer on the Internet than using a browser like Google Chrome.  They also state that since the newest version of Microsoft Edge operates in a sandbox it makes the Norton browser extensions unnecessary and Norton's claims that Edge is unsafe false.

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Kudos3 Stats

Re: Norton browser extensions

Which browser extensions are being discussed? All Norton browser extensions are free, so there is no money made there. How are Norton and McAfee supposed to be making money from this?

These browser extensions do not replace your browser. They enhance the feature set of the browser.

  • Identity Safe extensions give Norton's password manager features to the browsers.
  • Safe Web extension helps protect from phishing sites and known malicious web pages.
  • Safe Search just replaces the default search engine for the browsers. I can see where some money might be made here, but most do not like the fact that the Norton Safe Search uses the Ask search engine.

As always, installing any browser extension is your individual choice if you feel the features suit your needs.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Norton browser extensions

Sorry, Peter but Identity Safe is no longer free. Since you have to login to your Norton paid subscription and your vault is now in their cloud, Norton is forcing their extensions to be paid after maybe a short trial period. I have used Norton products since the DOS 6 days but am strongly considering other options.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton browser extensions

Sorry, Peter but Identity Safe is no longer free. Since you have to login to your Norton paid subscription and your vault is now in their cloud, 

You are not logging into your paid subscription, but into a Norton Account. There is no charge to create a Norton Account. Once you have the account set up, you can create an online ID Safe vault that is associated with that account. Not a Norton Security product.

Norton is forcing their extensions to be paid after maybe a short trial period.

Where do you see this information? The extensions are free from the extension/add on store for each browser. Once you install the extension, you can access the vault you created from my instructions above. This will work even if you do not have any Norton Security products installed.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

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