Norton Mobile Security Application

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Norton Mobile Security – Overview:

Norton mobile security application, being famous in the security business circle, comes with the score of 100% in the AV-TEST labs in identifying the apps that is known to be loaded with the malicious software. Norton mobile security application will be carrying out the scanning process like:

  • web browser scanning for various suspicious activity
  • test virus downloading
  • phishing emails links
  • suspected ads that comes along with the file-sharing sites.

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Norton mobile security application is a multi-device protection software that not only assures the  protection against phishing or virus attacks, but moreover, provides over all safety and protection of  smart devices. Additionally, Norton mobile security application provides the luxury to secure all of the mobile devices with one easy-to-use web-based service.                                                                                                 top

Norton Mobile Security – Features:

  • Safeguards personal stuff 
  • Protects Android mobile devices, iPhone and iPad
  • Allows to back up and restore the contacts
  • Protects Android devices from mobile threats & viruses
  • One easy-to-use web-based service
  • Automatic SD card scanning
  • Provides anti-phishing web protection
  • Call and text blocker
  • Remotely pinpoints missing devices on a map
  • Identity Protection
  • Automatic scanning of downloaded apps
  • Web-based lost notice and sneak peek feature
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Norton Mobile Security – Highlights:

  • Combined Device Protection
  • Multi-Device Protection
  • Multi-platform Compatible
  • Convenient Web Portal
  • Safeguard Your Stuff
  • Remote Lock
  • Remote Wipe
  • Identity Protection
  • Contacts Backup and Restore NEW!
  • Call and Text Blocker
  • Sim Card Lock
  • Tracking and Recovery
  • Remote Locate
  • Scream Alarm
  • Lost Notice
  • Sneak Peek
  • Mobile Threat Protection
  • Virus and Malware Protection
  • Download Protection
  • Automatic SD Card Scan                                                                                             top

Norton Mobile Security – Compatibility:

As designed for both iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Norton mobile security application requires iOS 4.3 or later that makes compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimizable for:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus.                                                                                                                top

Norton Mobile Security – Technical Details:

General Features
Publisher Symantec
Initial release September 23, 2014; 3 months ago
Stable release
Windows (October 10, 2014; 2 months ago)
Preview release
Operating system
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
Total Security
Digital Identity Protection
Security Software
Antivirus Software
Additional Requirements
Security Type
Mobile Security
Security Features
Scream Alarm, Multi-Device Protection, Combined Device Protection, Multi-platform Compatible, Convenient Web Portal, Remote Lock and Remote Wipe, Contacts Backup and Restore, Call and Text Blocker, Sim Card Lock, Tracking and Recovery is Easy with Remote Locate, Lost Notice and Sneak Peek Features, Automatically Scans Downloaded Apps and App Updates for Threats, Automatic SD Card Scan, Phishing Protection, Web-based Management, Norton Community Watch, Safeguards the Personal Stuff Stored on Mobile Devices
Operating Systems Supported
Android 2.3 or later2
iOS 6.0 or later
Browser Support for Web Protection
Android standard browser
Google Chrome 18 for Android, or later4
Samsung standard browser 1.0 or later
Desktop Browser Support for NMS Portal
Safari 5 or later
Mozilla Firefox 5 or later
Google Chrome 14 or later4
Mobile Browser Support for NMS Portal
Android standard browser 1.5 or later
Google Chrome for Mobile 1.0 or later4
Safari 5.1 or later
Malware Spam Protection
Model ID Mobile Security
Antivirus Protection
Subscription Validity
1 Year
Part Number
Norton Mobile Security
Model Name
Mobile Security
Application Control
Supported Browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Optional: Mozilla Firefox 2 or later
Device Requirements
15 MB of storage
Works with Android phones and tablets that have the Google Play app installed
Works with iPad or iPhone
System Requirements Hard Drive – 3.5 MB Free Space
Other Requirements – Internet Connection
Operating System – Android 2.2, iOS 4.3
Category Utilities
Updated 11 September 2014
Version 3.8.8
Size 15.1 MB
Languages English, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Rated 4+

Norton Mobile Security – Setup and Interface:

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Mobile Security Application – Setup and Interface

Once Norton mobile security application is installed up and running, the first displayed home page will be divided into six buttons such as:

  • Anti-Malware
  • Anti-Theft
  • Backup
  • Call Blocking
  • Web Protection
  • Norton Apps.
    On tapping each button brings a corresponding menu that can be used to swipe to the left or right to cycle through the menus. For ex… on tapping Samsung Galaxy S4’s physical menu button brings out the
    Norton mobile security application’s settings menu that consists of few listed or more anti-theft features and other devices contains an in-app menu icon.

Norton mobile security application’s interface looks attractive with perfectly functional, but the gap at the bottom and the extra features comes only in the settings menu which provides the app a slightly unpolished feel whereas mobile-security apps from Lookout, McAfee and Avast gives a thought that those mobile security applications were more streamlined due to storage of more information.                                                                        top

Norton Mobile Security – How to Install? (Visual):

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Norton Mobile Security – Detection and Performance:

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Mobile Security Application – Detection and Performance

Norton mobile security application’s most latest build, 3.8 for Android 4.3 bagged a perfect score on AV-Test’s malware detection scan that detected 100 percent of the 2,191 types of malware, McAfee and Kaspersky also bagged the perfect scores but Avast gained the scores of 99.4% and 98.7%, respectively.
Norton mobile security application did not helps in the detection of the well-known EICAR test virus, upon after multiple scans, which have been downloaded using mobile Chrome browser. When analyzed for the cause of the detection failure, a representative from the Norton company narrated that the Norton mobile security application doesn’t scan “.com” files that meant a type of DOS executable file like the EICAR test virus as because it don’t make any dangerous affects to Android devices.
Also, it is found that Norton mobile security application brings down the phone’s performance during a malware scan and when tested with Samsung Galaxy S4, it scored:

  • 2,212 on the Geekbench 3 benchmark test before installing Norton
  • 2,322 after installation
  • 1,666 during a scan.                                                                                                              top

Norton Mobile Security – Anti-theft and Data Protection:

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Mobile Security Application – Anti-theft Feature

Norton mobile Security’s anti-theft features provides a four-digit passcode for locking and unlocking the phone or tablet. To lock the device remotely:

  • visit Norton’s Web portal (
  • generates “scream” – sounding a klaxon-like alarm
  • locate it via GPS
  • wipe it of all personal data such as:
  • contact information
  • call history
  • back up its contacts. 
Norton Mobile Security Application

Norton Mobile Security Application

Norton mobile Security application’s anti-theft features can be activated by texting commands like “lock” or “scream,” that is followed by four-digit PIN to the phone.
Norton mobile Security application’s last anti-theft feature – Sneak Peek, remotely takes a photo with the device’s front-facing camera and these photos would appear right in the Web portal even-though the portal allows the storage of 10 most latest images and this Sneak Peek feature can’t be activated via texting.
Norton mobile Security application’s Backup feature allows to upload the android phone’s contacts to Norton’s servers, which can also be used to restore contacts to a device and the app doesn’t back up any other content.
Norton mobile Security application’s Call Blocking feature allows to create a “Block List” of numbers that disactivates the calling and texting on the phone and helps in the spam elimination.

Norton mobile Security application’s additional anti-theft features are available in Norton mobile security’s settings menu that can be founded by tapping the Android device’s menu button and in some devices, it is found in the in-app menu button. The users can activate the SIM Card Lock, that will lock the device if its SIM card is removed or set the device to wipe itself after 10 failed unlock attempts.  

Norton Mobile Security – Download:

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