Q: I used the Norton Security software before upgrading my PC to Windows 10. Now I get the following message from Norton: “Edge is your default browser and does not yet allow extensions that otherwise would protect you from phishing and other risky sites. Change your browser to a supported browser.” What does this mean, and what should I do?
Joseph Campbell, Burnsville, Minn.
A: Edge, Microsoft’s new Web browser, is the default, or automatically used, browser in Windows 10. While you can use a different browser, such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (also included in Windows 10), Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you must change your PC’s settings first.
You’re getting the Norton warning message because Edge doesn’t support the add-on software, or “extensions,” needed by some Norton features, such as “identity safe” (a password manager for websites), “safe search” (rates the safety of websites found in search results), “safe Web” (rates the safety of websites), “anti-phishing” (blocks fake websites that trick people into giving away personal information) and “scam insight” (prevents revealing personal data to suspicious websites.)