Norton Security and Antivirus for Android offers malware and privacy protection, checks Wi-Fi connections for security risks, and provides anti-theft tools in case your phone is lost or stolen.
Protection from malicious and misbehaving apps: Norton's Security and Antivirus app scans your Android phone for malware and spyware. With a subscription, the app can put a stop to annoying app behavior, personal data leaks, and excessive battery use. An annual subscription for one device is $14.99. Cover five devices for $39.99 a year. You start with a free 30-day trial.
Top scores on malware detection: Norton's mobile security app scored top marks on malware detection and usability in recent testing done by AV-Test, a security and antivirus research firm.
Clean interface: Norton's app presents security and threat information over a handful of easy-to-understand tabs. Scan for potential malware with a tap, and then see results of the scan.
Loss and theft tools: The free version offers anti-theft tools to remotely lock and wipe data on your misplaced device.
Other security and privacy tools: In addition to checking which apps may be compromising your privacy, the app includes a safe-search tool to notify you if you're heading to a risky site, and watch for phishing attacks.
Feature names could be clearer: The names of the different mobile security tools are a bit confusing. For example, it's not obvious what the difference is between App Advisor and App Advisor for Google Play or Wi-Fi Security and WiFi Privacy.
Norton's Mobile Security app earns top scores in malware detection and is a top choice to download and use to protect your Android phone.
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