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Can I force Norton Safe Search to use DuckDuckGo as my search engine?
I don't know if this makes any difference in this matter, but I'm using Norton 360 plus Lifelock Deluxe on an HP 280 G PC, Windows 10 Pro (latest version). At various times, I use any one of several browsers -- Chrome, Edge, Firefox, & Brave.
Recently I've gravitated to Brave for its emphasis on privacy. For the same reason, I like DuckDuckGo. If you wonder why I am so interested in privacy...well, I'm not paranoid (much), I'm not a criminal, I'm not a terrorist, I'm not a pedophile, and I'm certainly no drachendorf piffler. I * just * flat * don't * like * commercial outfits collecting my info, my preferences, my affiliations, my life. After reading what is collected and retained by Google and others, I started feeling like someone was looking over my shoulder every time I sat down at the computer. And apparently, I'm not alone in that feeling.
So on my Brave browser, I set my search engine preference to DuckDuckGo. However, Norton Safe Search overrides that setting, and uses Yahoo!'s search engine by default. If I want to use DuckDuckGo, I have to open the DDG website and commence a search from there. That's a pain.
Isn't there a way to tell Norton to knock it off? I know that, in the fine print of the user agreement, it says it will use Yahoo or Ask, but there ought to be a way that we can politely tell Norton that they cannot force us to use these engines, which collect your data and track your browsing just like Google's search engine does.
Does anyone know how to override Norton's default selection of Yahoo's search engine, regardless of which browser I use? I am not a power user, so if you DO know a solution, please lay it out for me in tiny baby steps.