Norton Mobile Security (beta)

dirkbonn
Sr. Member

Has anyone tried this app?

http://us.norton.com/smartphone-security-android/

 

It's available in the Android marlet for free. .

 

It says you can remotely wipe you info from phone should it be lost or stolen....   But I was wondering if anyone had tried it and had any feedback

 

Thanks,

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Re: Norton Mobile Security (beta)

Tidbits
Sr. Leader

 


dirkbonn wrote:

Has anyone tried this app?

http://us.norton.com/smartphone-security-android/

 

It's available in the Android marlet for free. .

 

It says you can remotely wipe you info from phone should it be lost or stolen....   But I was wondering if anyone had tried it and had any feedback

 

Thanks,


Personally anything from Norton is worthless.  I wouldn't put Norton on my computer let alone my phone :smileyhappy:

 

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DoneDidDroidX
Novice

Agree. Would not even want to try it or anything from Norton.

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Wildman
Sr. Leader

I am sorry to say this but I agree, ANYTHING NORTON is useless, if you want a app that allows a remote wipe do a search of the Market, there is a number of them on the market, I dont use any of them to suggest any good ones.  Search for "Remote Wipe" and you will see a number of them to pick from..

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Re: Norton Mobile Security (beta)

mortb
Sr. Member

Yup! Norton is free for the time being because its a beta. Once they put it on the market, I bet it will be pricey. I use an app called "lookout" which does do a wipe, plus gives a location of where the phone is. It is free.

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f38urry
Member

I've used various Norton products for the past ten or fifteen years and have been quite satisfied with them.  I'm presently running Norton Internet Security 2010 on several PCs and couldn't be more satisfied.

 

When Symantec's Smartphone Security For Android app comes out of beta, l'll probably download it since there are too many bad guys out there and smartphones are becoming increasingly attractive targets for viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, etc.  It seems to have been in beta a long time though.

 

They've had versions out for the Windows Mobile and Symbian (Nokia and other smartphones) operating systems since 2007.

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lewwill
Member

dirkbonn wrote:

Has anyone tried this app?

http://us.norton.com/smartphone-security-android/

 

It's available in the Android marlet for free. .

 

It says you can remotely wipe you info from phone should it be lost or stolen....   But I was wondering if anyone had tried it and had any feedback

 

Thanks,


I've been disappointed  with Nortong on my puter for a long time.  On the X i've been using Lookout for a couple of months.  Has some nice features and seems to worki well

https://www.mylookout.com/

 

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Re: Norton Mobile Security (beta)

Wildman
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mortb wrote:

Yup! Norton is free for the time being because its a beta. Once they put it on the market, I bet it will be pricey. I use an app called "lookout" which does do a wipe, plus gives a location of where the phone is. It is free.


Shows, that I am working to much, Im using Lookout but didnt realized that it supported system wipes..:smileysurprised:. Ill have to check that out.

 

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kittybatz11
Member

I am also running lookout and see no problem with it...track and protect looks to have some cool features

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Re: Norton Mobile Security (beta)

dirkbonn
Sr. Member

Ok, here's my thoughts...

 

I have used Norton AntiVirus on my computers starting way back around 2000-2002. (None on my phones yet, however)   I will admit that it may have slowed my machines years ago, but lately, the last couple years at least, I have been using their internet security (2009 and 2010) and I haven't noticed any slowdown at all.  Now this could be by design or possibly because my latest machines have had really fast CPU's. (My latest has an i7 quad core processor)  I would think it would be hard to bog down these processors. In reality, it's probably some of both, design by Norton and superfast CPU's.

 

Everyone seams to have good things to say about Lookout. Like "It seams to be working, and it doesn't slow my Droid".   My thoughts are it's good app as far as it goes. Has anyone had it catch or stop a worm/trojan/virus trying to invade or attack their phone?  Now, I suppose it's possible none have tried but with the number Android OS's being activated worldwide in excess of 175,000 per DAY, I do believe the day is coming when this will be a problem.

One thing I like about the Norton mobile security product is it says it updates the virus definitions once a week.  Going back to my computers "Internet Security 2010", it has automatic live updates and pulse updates every 5-15 minutes.  This means that if a new virus is discovered, Norton pushes the definition to me and I have the ability to block/remove/stop it in my computer no more than 15 minutes after Norton writes the definition of this latest threat.  This update feature is not mentioned anywhere in any information about Lookout.  Not that I would expect definition updates for Lookout because it's free and that kind of constant updating costs money. That's why I would expect the Norton Mobile Security product to be sold (when it gets out of beta) on a yearly subscription service. (Just FYI, my Norton Internet Security 2011 upgrade for my PC will cost $69.95, and this includes a 1 year subscription to live update for upto 3 PC's)

Apparently no one one this forum has actually tried the Norton product.  They have downloaded Lookout however. Heck, it's free.  Yeah, I know the Norton beta product is free too, but it seams to be burdened with Nortons reputation from years ago. Another FYI... ("Norton internet security 360 2010" was PC Magazines "Editors Choice" for your PC internet security needs)

I'm not a big fan of beta products, I have enough trouble with non-beta products.  That's why I won't try IE9 (but that's another topic)   I also do not and never have worked for Symantec or Google or Verizon.  I'm a semi-retired business owner living in Hawaii.  I may have to take the plunge and try both Lookout and Norton Mobile Security. But I'll have to think about it.

 

Really like my "X" though.  Best smartphone I've ever had.

 

 

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