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Kudos0

Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

It is now nearly a year since Windows 10 came out with Microsoft Edge Browser and as far as I am aware there has STILL been NO further advancement in making the latest version of Norton Security fully extended with Microsoft Edge as with other browsers.

So I would like clarity from Symantec instead of obscurity on the subject of if Norton protects when using Edge whether or not the Norton Software is fully extended to the browser yet ?(If ever.)

Otherwise it is annoying not being able to use Edge with all it's features with confidence because it's being spread in online discussion everywhere it's a good browser but "DONT USE IT!!!"

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Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

It isn't up to Symantec.  Microsoft Edge does not support extensions.  Microsoft plans to introduce this capability in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to be released this summer.  Plans are to have the Norton extension ready by August.

Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

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Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

I've had the anniversary update applied yet MS Edge still does not support N360!

They are obviously pushing Windows Defender as an alternative, what is the likelihood of N360 being adopted?

I'm keen to continue using N360 but if a free alternative is available I wont be renewing in November.

Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Hello

Are any of the Security programs supporting Edge yet besides Microsoft?

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: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Yes, LastPass.

Windows 10 x64 1903
Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

The following links provide more info about extensions for Edge:

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Hello Krusty

Is Last Pass a Security program besides being a Password Manager?

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: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

floplot: Hello Krusty, Is Last Pass a Security program besides being a Password Manager?

https://lastpass.com/features/

Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Hello fjm

After reading what your link said, I would say that Microsoft is the only one who has a Security Program which is Windows Defender. I had asked first if Microsoft was the only one who had a Security Program and Krusty answered me and said Last pass. I knew it was a Password Manager and as such, it would keep your passwords secure, but that does not mean it's a Security Program that is used to keep your computer safe like a regular Security program would do.

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: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Securityskeptic, I appreciate your frustration with the lack of extensions/add-ons for Edge but wonder why it is so important to use it. IMHO, Edge is extremely unstable, freezes when attempting to stream video, and only works occasionally with LastPass, which is definitely not a security product like Norton's Toolbar offerings. (FWIW, I use LastPass with Firefox since Norton has yet to produce a functional IDS Vault.) The LastPass features link (https://lastpass.com/features/) does not include Edge among the supported browsers!

My two-cents worth is to ditch Edge altogether since it is unreliable, and opt for IE 11, Firefox, or Chrome.   

John E. Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 14393.321 on Lenovo ThinkPad E535 & HP Pavilion 6610F
Kudos0

Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Hi jeck123. The reason for my thread was because if like me you upgraded your PC to Windows 10 or have a new one with it preinstalled it's Microsoft that's been plugging Edge as the new bees knees in it's own browsers because it's supposed to be a major advance on traditional Internet Explorer for functionality, versatility and also be more aesthetically appealing. They are supposedly wishing to wean us from IE and others like Firefox for that reason. 

But why do we take out subscriptions with third party security software like Symantec's? It's because we've been advised that Microsoft's own firewall and defender doesn't really cut the mustard. Therefore it doesn't seem unreasonable to me that if Edge is so worthwhile in having and using it should, like IE Chrome and the others, be designed for extensions/add-ons like with these browsers as well so that from a security point of view we can use it with the confidence we have come to expect with these other browsers. It's also been unclear to me, as Microsoft/Symantec don't seem to clarify this well enough, as to whether Norton Security if installed even protects whenever using Edge even without the Norton extensions/add-ons

Because of the question marks about Edge and security I virtually never use it myself as well yet if my concerns about security were satisfactorily answered I might be more inclined to do so but if your experience is that it's not that stable/reliable never mind secure anyway than that doesn't instill confidence.

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Re: Progress On Window's 10 Microsoft Edge Compatability With Norton

Securitysceptic:

It's also been unclear to me, as Microsoft/Symantec don't seem to clarify this well enough, as to whether Norton Security if installed even protects whenever using Edge even without the Norton extensions/add-ons

Norton provides the same protections against malware regardless of the browser.  Some of the toolbar-type features (like SafeWeb) may be unavailable, but the core components that detect and block threats work at low levels of the operating system and are unaffected by your choice of browser.  At one time, some browser-specific attacks were guarded against by having a Norton presence in the browser itself, but Norton began moving away from that quite some time ago.

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