Security application is very important for all users, no matter which devices they are using, computer, tablet or smartphone. However, unlike on computer, end-user has few choices antivirus suite on smartphone and therefore, protecting smartphone is becoming a critical business strategy with many security vendors.
As far as I know, currently on the market, there are 3 security application choices for Android smartphone including Dr.Web, Kaspersky and DroidSecurity, a product of AVG. And now, as you read this article, we have another security application for smartphone from an old name Norton.
The famous security vendor has just released Norton Mobile Security in order to pursue mobile business dream and now, in the testing time, you can download Norton Mobile Security and use it for nothing.
Probably in the coming times, there will be more giant technology vendors taking part in mobile market. Smartphone is now one of the must have device with almost geeks and even average users. That is why there will be a high secure solution demand as it is happening with computer users now.
Norton is one among top security vendors so far. In the recent post, I covered their release of Norton 2012 beta with many features. Participate in mobile market, they has rolled out 2 newest products: Norton Mobile Security 2.0 and Norton Mobile Utilities. Though marking as Beta label, they bring a fantastic news to users. User will have more choices to protect their daily high usage demand devices.
As a part of promoting and testing their newest products, Norton is running a freebie campaign for all user. You can grab a free license these two applications and use it freely( Doing some searches and I found this “free” antivirus allows you to use in 90 days only after activating a free testing license). If you are concerned about a security solution for your Android smartphone, just give Norton Mobile Security a try.
There are 3 main functions on the antivirus software including anti-malware, anti-theft and anti-call, text spam. I think the functions are enough for all users and obviously there will be more improvements in the near future when Norton gets a number of users and it turns to be a real commercial product.
With Anti-malware option, you can easy do a scanning task on your smartphone. This antivirus program also helps you scan and remove suspicious applications on SD card.
One of the feature that make Norton Mobile Security be different is the remote unlock. However, as some bloggers reported, it did not work and that was the reason many users can not revive their phone. Perhaps, Norton will have to quickly fix this flaw.
These other features work well. You can easy block text and call you do not want to be disturbed by. Hopefully when the suite is officially out of Beta phase, we will have a better antivirus solution. But note one thing: perhaps at this time, you will probably have to pay a little sum to get a premium license. You can check it with the link below.
Download NMS 2.0 [Android market link] – Android 1.6 or higher
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