Norton is one of the most popular brands of software products from Symantec Corporation. The brand is so popular that most of the revenue comes from the Norton range of security applications.
Symantec has launched several desktop programs for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It has also introduced a security app for Android phones. Norton internet security and antivirus programs are very effective in removing viruses from the PC. Is the app good enough to protect your privacy and phone from hackers, malware, or viruses? Let’s find it out!
The Norton Mobile Security app is available on the Google Play Store and iTunes. You can use it for free on your mobile device for 30 days. To continue using the app, you’ll have to buy a license, which costs $12. The first thing that you should do after installing Norton is to accept the terms and conditions.
Once T & C is accepted, Norton will setup the app on the phone. It will download and update the latest mobile virus definitions. The app will then scan your handset to find and destroy viruses. It will also identify security issues.
Norton Mobile Security has an app adviser tool that checks if the app is secure or not. It categorizes the apps into three groups, high risk, medium risk, and trusted. The user is allowed to mark the app as trusted. If the app was installed without your consent, Norton Mobile Security gives you the option to remove it.
Apart from the App Advisor, Norton Mobile Security comes with the below utilities:
Call blocker: Annoyed by irrelevant, anonymous, or blank calls that distract you and waste time? Use this feature to get rid of such calls.
Contacts backup: Android OS lets you back up all of your contacts on Google servers. This feature is awesome, but if you’re searching for an alternative to it, use the Norton cloud backup tool.
Anti-Theft: If your Android mobile phone has been lost, this feature will make sure that no one gets access to the data stored on the phone. When the Anti-Theft feature is active, the Norton Mobile Security app will automatically lock your mobile when the thief removes the SIM card. In case the SIM card is not removed, the user can lock his phone remotely by signing into the anti-theft portal of Norton.
Web Protection: This feature will ensure a safe browsing experience on phones. It will display warning or block when you try to open URLs that can steal your personal information. If you use Google Chrome, you don’t have to use this feature as the browser blocks deceptive websites automatically.
Activity Log: To check which viruses definitions Norton has downloaded, viruses the app has detected and eliminated, you should open the Activity log tool.
Settings: To block notifications, schedule monthly, daily, or weekly scans, activate or deactivate SD card scanner, or run the live update tool, open the settings utility of the Norton Mobile Security app.
- Fast, smart, and powerful.
- Gets the latest virus definitions automatically.
- protects mobile from many threats.
Conclusion: This app from Symantec takes care of your phone’s security. If it has been installed on the phone, the user doesn’t have to worry about viruses. Users can use the internet for as many hours as they want. Norton will run in the background. With its smart features, viruses or infected apps will be deleted immediately when the app finds it.