Norton Private Browser

Browse, message, and shop in peace—while we help block online threats, ad trackers, and phishing attempts—with Norton Private Browser: a free, more private browser that provides protection for your digital life.

Windows™ PC
Windows™ PC
Mac®
Mac®

Select the type of chip your Mac has:

 Nov 2020 and later

 Most common

Web Shield

Stop online attacks by blocking phishing, malware, and fake and/or dangerous websites, URLs, downloads, and scams.

Privacy Guard

Block ads and trackers and get anti-fingerprinting protection to help keep your actions unprofiled.

Password Protection

Avoid scams and prevent applications and malware from viewing, changing, or deleting saved passwords.

Search Agnostic

Choose your search engine from among the most popular providers, including Bing and Google.

Safer, more private browsing—for free.

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Browse with greater privacy.

Search and shop more safely. Block cybercriminals and easily control ads, trackers, and even browser fingerprinting from one easy-to-find location.

Security & Privacy Center
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Easily control what you share.

No searching for hidden privacy settings. Quickly manage how much information you provide from our easy-to-access Security & Privacy Center.

Less junk, better performance
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Less junk, better performance.

Ads aren’t just annoying. They also take time to load, which can slow down conventional browsers. Norton Private Browser helps keep your browsing fast and smooth.

Online safety right from your browser

Windows™ PC
Windows™ PC
Mac®
Mac®

Select the type of chip your Mac has:

 Nov 2020 and later

 Most common

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Norton Private Browser is available as a free download.

A private browser is a web browser that allows you to search, message, and shop more safely, stay protected against online threats and trackers, and more.

No. To hide your IP address, you can use a virtual private network (VPN). With Norton Private Browser, you can perform an anonymous search without tracking. You can use basic, balanced, and strict blocking to block cookies, trackers, and fingerprinting, respectively, from sharing data with advertisers.

Norton Private Browser is very safe. Its features block dangerous websites and ads, protect passwords, and can let you know—if you use Norton Safe Search as your search engine—if a page is safe to visit before you click.

No. It is a separate secure browser download. However, while Norton 360 and Norton AntiVirus Plus do not come with Norton Private Browser, a tile in the Norton 360 dashboard offers the option to install the browser.

No. Norton Private Browser is a secure web browser, while Norton Safe Web is a browser extension, available for existing browsers, that warns you if a website is dangerous.

System Requirements

Windows™ Operating Systems

Windows™ Operating Systems

Only on Windows 10 / 11 (32 & 64-bit)

Mac®

Mac®

Apple macOS 12.x (Monterey)
Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)

Norton Private Browser is available for free for download by user and is subject to License and Services Agreement. One installation per device.

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