How to Get the Norton Toolbar

The Norton Toolbar is an add-on to your browser that aims to protect you from malicious content while you're surfing the Web. It verifies the identity of websites, encrypts your personal information and prevents phishing. When the Norton icon in the toolbar is green, you are on a safe website. When it's red, the website is suspicious and you should click the toolbar for information. The Norton Toolbar comes bundled with Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 antivirus products. (See ref 1)

Padlock Icon on Red Keyboard Button.
Norton Toolbar will protect against malicious content on the Web.
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Installing Norton Toolbar

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Visit Norton's website and click "Products & Services" in the top navigation bar.

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Click "Learn More" next to the product you're ready to buy when you've decided between Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security. You can use the link in the Resources section of this article for a handy comparison chart between products.

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Click "Buy Now" and follow the steps on the pages to come for creating an account, entering contact information and payment information.

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Visit the Norton Account website and click "Sign in" if you weren't already prompted to download the software after you purchased it. After you're logged in, click "Download" next to the product you purchased. Follow the instructions to download and install the Norton software.

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Reopen your browser when the installation is complete and the Norton toolbar should appear at the top.

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Click "Set up now" in the box that prompts you to create a profile with Norton. This will enable the toolbar to function and securely store your personal information when you're browsing the Web. (See ref 2)