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Kudos0

Norton Safe Search and IE11

A strange notification / popup appeared today on completing a Norton Scan and file cleanup.

There was a suggestion to use Norton Safe Search.....Try It!
I opened up the link and it displayed the details in IE11, and there was Norton Safe Search already installed from some years ago in the toolbar. Message appeared saying your browser does not support Safe Search. Use Chrome or Firefox.
I use Google as a search engine and the Norton Green "Safe" icons always appear. Safe Web toolbar option is also used occasionally.
A mistake surely.
IE11 has a better zoom operation for those who need to view in large / larger print, permanently set at 125%.

Operating system Windows 10 version 1607.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Safe Search is a Norton search engine provided by Ask.  If you use Google, there is no need to switch to Safe Search.  Safe Web is the Norton website rating component that provides the icons on a search page.  It is a separate feature from Safe Search.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Thanks for helpful reply. The popup appeared again this morning, but to be fair, it does give the option "Don't show again".

In view of recent news reports, it's understandable, or perhaps more applicable to Edge users, not IE11 users.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Hello

Please next time it shows up, try to take a screenshot of it;

Here are the instructions on how to add a image to your post.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/how-post-image-forums-0

Thanks

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Thanks for your reply.
I took these screenshots yesterday, Sunday, 14/05/2017.

The second clip appeared with the IE11 browser.

Another popup appeared today, which gave a link to information on the current cyber attack protection. The popups below have not appeared again, today at least!

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Hello

Perhaps the notices were a day too early. Norton came out with a new version which is about IE 11, You will have to set up new add-ons. I E 11 toolbar is going to become more like Chrome as far as Norton is concerned. If I may ask, do you have IE 11 set up as your default browser?

Thanks and have a good night.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Safe Search and IE11

Thanks,
The latest Norton update came through yesterday, 14/05/2017. Version is 22.9.1.13
The default browser is set as IE11, and the Norton toolbar was updated in the process, although the version is dated as 11/05/2017.
A search during the day still gives up to 8 updates twice per day.

I'm not too familiar with Chrome. I uninstalled it as the zoom settings were not as simple as IE.
Incidentally there are now weekly updates to Windows 10, presumably in preparation for eventual update to the "Creators" version.

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