Free Norton Security for Android Smartphones
- Remotely lock phone
- Scans all files
- Automatic live updates
Symantec says its latest Internet Security Threat Report Volume 16 has found that researchers identified nearly four times as many unique-to-Android pieces of malware than the previous year.
Additionally, a recent Norton surveyfound that 48 percent of consumers in the Australia have had their mobile phone lost or stolen. The need to protect consumer mobile devices is more important than ever.
Norton has released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a free security application for Android-based smartphones. It combines anti-theft features with anti-malware, giving users a sense of security in the event their phone is ever lost, stolen or compromised by malware.
- Anti-theft– remotely lock your lost or stolen device via SMS text and prevent strangers from seeing your private information or running up your mobile bill.
- Anti-malware– scans all files and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and automatically detects and removes threats without slowing you down.
- Automatic LiveUpdate – automatically downloads and installs security updates keeping you a step ahead of cybercriminals.
This offering is initially available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. For users who want additional protections such as the ability to: remotely locate or wipe their device; block unwanted calls or text messages; or block phishing websites used to steal personal information and money, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security for a two year subscription price of $49.95.