Mobile Security is another one of those must have applications for
your Android Smartphone due to the constant changing threat
landscape. As the Android operating system is one of the world's
most popular platforms for Smartphones, criminals are now targeting
these devices to not only steal your personal information such as
your identity and credit card details but also infect your devices
with viruses and Malware.
application can easily be installed via the Android marketplace and
once installed on your Smartphone, you simply just open the
application to launch Norton Mobile Security.
Best of all
the interface is quite simplistic and by keeping things to a
minimum, it doesn't requite a degree in Computer Science to navigate
the application or enable certain aspect of its features. The home
screen of Norton Mobile Security contains four areas that include
Anti-Theft, Anti-Malware, Call & SMS Blocking and Web Protection.
the application protects users from surfing the web on their Android
device and ensures that Malware, viruses and phishing are not
invited onto the Smartphone, my favourite feature is the Anti-Theft.
feature basically locates your Android device via Google Maps and
even allows you to remotely lock your phone via an SMS text. This
means that your personal information is protected and also prevents
them increasing your phone bill. In a worst case situation, you can
remotely wipe the phone as well. If they try to remove your SIM card
and try another SIM card, the phone automatically locks.
The Call &
SMS Blocker does what it states and blocks unwanted calls and text
messages which prevents individuals or organisations from spamming
your phone. This feature is a little rough around the edges but
surprisingly it works quite well.
Anti-Malware scanner scans your Android device for any Malware (e.g.
infected application), including any additional storage devices that
may be connected to your Smartphone. Web Protection ensures that
your surfing experience is as safe as possible and if a threat is
detected, the application will immediately prompt that the user.
all, on our Sony Xperia, we found no slowdowns or any issues while
we were surfing the net, downloading messages and more importantly,
the scan of our Android device was super quick.
If you're after a sturdy security suite for your Android device, you
should investigate Norton Mobile Security that provides thorough
protection for your Smart device. If in doubt, users can try Norton
Mobile Security Lite, a free application that offers basic
protection which can then be upgraded to the full version!
Android™: 2.x or later
Android™ 2.0 with 1.8 MB of storage