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Kudos0

Norton rating popup in browser

I don't mind the rating feature, I just hate this popup when I'm not careful where I move the mouse.  Is there any way to suppress/prevent it from appearing?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Hi, rh. It's part of the Safe Web feature.

If you move the cursor away, it'll disappear anyway.

However if it bothers you, you can turn it off.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v45748162_N36...

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

But if you turn Safe Web off, you will not see the Norton ratings in your search results.

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

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

peterweb:

But if you turn Safe Web off, you will not see the Norton ratings in your search results.

Exactly. Better to leave it turned on.

rh, the odd pop up is a small price to pay for site safety info !

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Yeah, I like the Safe Web feature, but that popup is a blight on the UI design.  That popup should be something I instigate via the keyboard - not something that obscures what I'm reading as I move the mouse around the screen.  Examining the count of threats on a page is not something I do for fun each time I Google something.

Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Unfortunately, what you find a nuisance is what many would call a convenience. If you hover your cursor over the Norton Safe Web icon in your search results, it gives additional information without having to click somewhere. That is the only time these pop ups occur. You should be able to keep your cursor a little more centered on the links and you will not see these again.

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

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

A convenience (in my opinion) only if you spend more time analyzing a web sites rating than the search results on the page.

I'd prefer not to have to treat my search results like a mine field - avoiding unwanted popup bombs :-)

Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Hi, rh. Do you have WOT installed ? If not, it's worth considering.    https://www.mywot.com/en/download

If either Norton or WOT flags a site other than green, I don't go there.

The imho inconvenience, is worth the protection you get from malicious sites.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Hello rh

Just keep the mouse over to the right hand side. Use your eyes to move among the different items on the page. Use the mouse to move the scroll as needed. In other words, let your eyes do the work instead of your fingers on mouse to use as a pointer.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Well, gotta admit I just didn't look hard enough - there's a setting to stay protected but avoid being annoyed...

Thanks for the WOT tip.  Norton should take a hint from this.  As an option, only bring attention to those things that need attention.  

Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Hello rh

With it turned off, you won't know if a site has been rated or not. When the Annotations break  sometimes, I won't use Google then.... But that is your choice, so ok then.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

You will still see a blocked message if you visit a known malicious site.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Norton rating popup in browser

Exactly Krusty13.  I'd only need the preview if I wanted that warm feeling before I clicked or if I was hunting for malicious sites and didn't want to have to click on each one to see if it was known as malicious.  

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