Norton 360: how to use Norton Secure Browser?


Norton 360: how to use Norton Secure Browser? – ©Norton

Listed among the best antiviruses, the American publisher Norton is enriching its range of hard-working computer security tools. To ensure better protection of its users on the Internet, it has recently launched a secure browser called Norton Secure Browser. A free tool that can be downloaded directly from the Norton 360 security suite or via the publisher’s website.

Norton relied on its cybersecurity know-how to develop its own Internet browser called Norton Secure Brower. Available on Windows and macOS, this completely free service allows you to browse the Internet safely. Based on Google’s Chromium, it integrates solid security tools, including a Web Agent responsible for blocking online attacks (malware, phishing, scams, etc.), and a Privacy Agent to avoid advertisements, trackers or even attempts browser fingerprinting.


Access Secure Browser via the Norton 360 dashboard – ©Norton

Install Norton Secure Browser

The Norton Secure Browser private browser is available for free download from the publisher’s website. It can also be installed via a dedicated tab on the dashboard of the Norton 360 security suite. Click on the button corresponding to your system (Windows or Mac” to install the browser from the publisher’s site, or on the “Install” button on Norton 360. In the window that opens, you can check the box to set Norton Secure Browser as the default browser, and then click the “Agree and Install” button to finalize the installation.


Norton Secure Browser executable file


Installing Norton Secure Browser

Configure Norton Secure Browser security

Almost identical to Google Chrome, Norton Secure Browser stands out for its integrated security and privacy features. To access its various tools, click on the icon in the shape of three small dots at the top right of the screen then on “Security and Privacy Center” in the drop-down menu.

In the window that appears, you can activate/deactivate the main features, including the “Privacy Agent”, the “Web Agent”, the “Private Mode”, the “Agent extensions” responsible for preventing the downloading suspicious extensions, and “Privacy Cleaner” which allows you to clean browsing history. It is also possible to add Norton’s “Password Manager” which comes in the form of an extension.


Norton Secure Browser Security and Privacy Center – ©Norton

Strengthen Norton Secure Browser privacy

Norton Secure Browser is configured by default to protect your privacy through anti-phishing and anti-tracking modules, as well as HTTPS encryption. To increase the level of default protection, go to the “Privacy Security Center” and click on the “Basic Blocking” tab at the bottom of the “Privacy Agent” menu.


Configure Moderate Blocking on Norton Secure Browser – ©Norton

In the window that appears on the screen, click on “Settings” to configure the privacy options. All you have to do is select the level of security you want: “Basic blocking”, “Moderate blocking”, or “Strict blocking”. To benefit from increased security while maintaining user-friendly and smooth navigation, it is recommended to opt for moderate blocking.



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Available on several devices, Norton 360 remains a very good all-in-one security solution for the general public against internet threats. The protection, perhaps a little too aggressive to avoid false positives, is very effective. The impact on Windows performance is always minimal. Unlimited VPN remains an interesting asset, even if others have since followed suit. Expert users will undoubtedly prefer a Kaspersky or a Bitdefender, but Norton 360 currently remains our preferred solution for the family.

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Norton 360 Benefits
  • Robust and lightweight anti-virus protection
  • Great ease of use
  • VPN included and unlimited (Standard, Deluxe and Advanced)
  • Free cloud storage space 200 GB
  • Dark web monitoring (Deluxe and Advanced)
Norton 360 Disadvantages
  • False positives progressing but still present

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