How to Get Rid of Norton Toolbar

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How to Get Rid of Norton Toolbar
The Norton Toolbar helps protect you from phishing attempts. (http www image by mbs from Fotolia.com)

The Norton Toolbar is an add-on for internet Explorer that is installed automatically with Norton 360 and Norton internet Security. The Norton Toolbar warns you if a website that you visit might not be legitimate, and saves your passwords in an encrypted format, reducing the possibility that a hacker might be able to find them if your computer is stolen. However, you might decide that you would rather remove the Norton Toolbar, perhaps because it consumes too much space in the browser window or because you have another security toolbar that you prefer. Remove the Norton Toolbar if you would rather not use it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Launch internet Explorer. Click the "Tools" menu, and then click "Manage Add-ons."

  2. 2

    Click "Norton Toolbar" on the list of active toolbars, and then click the "Disable" radio button at the bottom of the window.

  3. 3

    Click "OK." Close internet Explorer and re-open it to confirm that the Norton Toolbar is no longer displayed. If you only want to disable the physical manifestation of the Norton Toolbar along with phishing protection, stop here. If you also want to disable all of the toolbar's functionality, continue to the next step.

  4. 4

    Double-click the Norton icon in the system tray, then click the "Settings" link at the top of the window that appears.

  5. 5

    Click the "Identity Protection" link.

  6. 6

    Click the switch next to "Safe Surfing" to turn the feature off.

  7. 7

    Click "Apply," and then click "Close." The Norton Toolbar and its functionality are now disabled.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also prevent the Norton Toolbar from being displayed in internet Explorer without disabling any of its functionality. Click the "View" menu in internet Explorer, then hover the mouse pointer over "Toolbars" and click "Norton Toolbar." The toolbar is removed from the browser window, but the browsing protection remains active.

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