In the past we have reviewed a number of Norton products dedicated to Windows platform but today I will be reviewing the Norton Mobile Security app for the android OS. Along with a detailed review, as usual, we will also be shortlisting 5 readers for free licenses of Norton Mobile Security.
With no surprise the Norton Mobile Security is way too powerful to withstand any virus attack also comes equipped with some fantastic features. Being the 2011 version which very much resembles the PC version, the interface is really attractive and simple to understand. To install the product key so that all the features get activated, press the subscription button at the bottom and enter the serial key and within a few seconds it will show the updated license validity.
Now coming to the features of it, since it is a mobile app the possibility of theft or misplacement is always there which eventually puts your personal data present on the phone at risk. So the very first and most important feature is the Anti Theft. To set up the feature, press it and on the next screen hit the Set Up Anti-Theft button.
The whole procedure includes three steps, of which the first is to set a password.
Press the next button and proceed to next step where you have to add five people from your contact list which you authorize as the numbers from which you can send messages to your cellphone, in case of any misplacement or theft, to wipe out the data or lock the phone.
On the third screen the app will display the messages which are of all importance as with these, one can locate his or her device, lock the same and wipe the data from the device. You can also test the same by pressing the test this out button.
Finally hit complete and on the next screen you can disable o enable some of the features like Remote Locate, Lock, Wipe, SIM Card Lock etc..
Coming back to the main screen and then to the second option, we have Anti Malware which is the same scan feature where you can put your device on scan, schedule scans, enable or disable Norton community watch and also set the scan duration to days, weeks and months.
The third feature is the Call and SMS blocking. It contains a block list, a section for blocked calls and one for blocked SMSs.
Press the add button and on the next screen you can add the numbers you wish to block calls and messages to be received from. You can use the contacts, call logs, SMS logs and even enter numbers manually which you wish to block. To quickly activate or deactivate the blocking feature you can check or uncheck the block calls and block SMS options from the same page.
Lastly we have the Web protection feature which as recommended should be kept enabled as it scans webpages while surfing the internet and protects the phone from virus attacks.
To access additional settings, press the menu button and you will see a small pop up menu at the bottom.
The Activity log tells you all the activities taking place in the app like Live update, community watch, any scans etc..
The Live Update feature can also be accessed from these settings. From the Live Update page you can immediately update the app and even enable schedules.
Under the notifications section you can enable the notifications icon in the status bar for your android device.
It seems to be a promising app and I am sure it will definitely enhance the protection level of your device.
Win A One Year License To Norton Mobile Security 2011 Android App
We are giving away 5 one year licenses to the readers of Trouble Fixers. This giveaway is sponsored by Norton (Symantec). Anyone from any country can participate in this contest. The giveaway will be open till 20th September 2011. Following are the rules to participate in this contest.
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