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Alternative to Norton ConnectSafe is CleanBrowsing

On November 15, 2018, the Norton ConnectSafe service will be retired, discontinued; meaning the service will no longer be available or supported. If you use Norton ConnectSafe as your DNS resolver expect disruption in your service. Access to the web will no longer work after November 15th, 2018.

CleanBrowsing offers the perfect alternative to Norton’s ConnectSafe service. We offer a free service, with three distinct filters, that will ensure you continue to experience a safe online experience.

Quickly navigate to the instructions you need using the following links:

Windows: Replace Norton ConnectSafe with CleanBrowsing

Because of the number of Windows configurations available, we’ll provide instructions using terminal.

Step 1: Press the win + R to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type into the prompt ncpa.cpl and press enter

Step 3: Right-click the network adapter that is currently active, and click properties. If the User Access Control prompt appears, click Yes or Continue.

Step 4: On the Networking tab, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click properties.

Step 5:The Use the following DNS server addresses: option should be selected. Replace the two IP addresses with one of the following options:

  • Family Filter: and
  • Adult Filter: and
  • Security Filter: and

Click on Ok after entering your desired profileJump to Instructions for:Go To Top | Windows OS | Mac OS

Mac: Replace Norton ConnectSafe with CleanBrowsing

Update: We have a new MacOS App that allows you to enable CleanBrowsing with 1 click. You can use it instead of following these steps. Download it here.

Step 1: Navigate to the Apple menu, click on System Preferences, click Network.

Step 2: Click on Advanced, be sure to have the right Wifi selected.

Step 3: Click on the DNS tab.

Step 4: Add (using the +) one of the Free CleanBrowsing IP’s and click OK.

  • Family Filter: and
  • Adult Filter: and
  • Security Filter: and

And that’s it.

Updated on November 17, 2022

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