Norton Security and Antivirus for Android is packed with personal and device protection to ward off malicious attacks.
Full-service malware protection: Norton Security and Antivirus scans your Android device for malware and spyware, monitors your app store activities, and proactively notifies you of potentially harmful apps before you install them. The scan uses Norton's Mobile Insight, which the company says crawls 55 app stores around the world to gather samples from more than 30 million Androids to uncover potentially harmful apps.
High scores on malware detection:AV-Test, a security and antivirus research firm, gives Norton's mobile security app the highest marks on malware detection and usability, including battery usage and strain on system resources.
Easy-to-use controls: Scanning for malware takes just a few taps, with results displayed clearly.
Antitheft tools: The basic free app includes antitheft tools that let you remotely lock and wipe information on a misplaced device. You can also set your device's camera to take a photo of the person using the device.
Paid security and privacy tools: The paid version can check which apps may be compromising your privacy by (for example) monitoring your location or sharing your contacts or installed apps. A handy map displays where on the globe your information is being shared. A safe-search tool can filter out risky sites, notify you if you're browsing to risky ones, and protect you from phishing. A VPN, available as a separate purchase, lets you browse securely over a public Wi-Fi.
Craves attention: After you download and install the app, it puts notification icons in the Android status bar and displays alerts in the app's navigation bar. If you prefer to not be constantly reminded that the app is doing its job, the app can feel a bit forward.
Norton Security and Antivirus does solid job of monitoring your phone for malware and alerting you when you are potentially heading toward trouble. The basic app offers solid protection, and you can extend the usefulness of the tool by purchasing companion apps.
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