Norton Mobile Security

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  1. malexous

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    I just installed the "Lite" version. It's free and offers a subset of the full version's features. I like the look and feel, but the first problem I see is it has no uninstall protection. That's a serious deficit in my opinion - a showstopper really. At a minimum you need to be able to set a password to protect an anti-theft app from being uninstalled. Ideally the app hides itself as well. Also the full version at $30/year, is pricey. If Symantec asks me ( yeah, right :) ) I will recommend that they offer the full Android Mobile Security app for free (or a small additional fee, say $5) to users with subscriptions to Norton Internet Security.

    There are other capable anti-theft and antivirus apps for android that are either free or much less expensive. For anti-theft have a look at F-Secure and Theft-Aware. For AV there are many free choices.
     
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    The price is very expensive and as suggested above they need to consider offering the full, paid Mobile version free for those with a present license for a desktop product, similar to G Data.

    Further, apart from price, detection may not be great as if you take a look at languy99's recent test with Android malware, Norton came bottom of the pile.

    IMO, on a smartphone, privacy, anti-theft and battery life are more important than malware detection at the present time.
     
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    Can you link to languy99's recent test, or better yet are the results posted somewhere?
     
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    I agree with you.
     
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    There was some kind of issue between Languy and Webroot, then he deleted all related videos, then Webroot apologised, then Languy posted the videos back (not all it seams), then... whatever.

    If I remember well Webroot did respectably.
     
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    If my memory is right, Webroot missed only 2 samples and was near the top of those AVs tested.

    Test 7 was pulled.
     

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    Hi,
    The price is too high, at that price you get a full blown av for your desktop or laptop. They have to get there pricing right.

    Even though an av is not required for an Android phone, but other features are quite useful.

    Thanks,
    Ziaul
     
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    Here is the final results for languy99's recent test on Android security

    Dr. Web 22/22 = 100%
    Bitdefender 21/22 = 95.5%
    Webroot 20/22 = 91%
    AVG 19/22 = 86.4%
    Lookout 19/22 = 86.4%
    ESET 14/22 = 63.6%
    Norton 1/22 = 4.5%

    Source
    : I have downloaded the final test which is the webroot test on my PC and still have the video ;)

    Regards,
    Dark Lord
     
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    So lets hope that Norton added some signatures for the final release :blink:
     
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