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Symantec Wants Norton to Secure Your Phone

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May 27, 2010, 1:45 PM   by Philip Berne

Symantec has detailed plans to reach out beyond its PC software, and mobile devices will be the next stop. Norton Smartphone Security will be a beta download available for Android devices in June 2010. The software will allow remote locks or wiping, as well as Norton's antimalware software. The software will also block unwanted calls. Beyond security, Symantec will offer Norton Connect as a beta for iPhone OS devices and Android phones. Norton Connect can access files stored on Symantec's Norton Online Backup or Norton 360. To help bring these products to market, Symantec has joined the HTC MobilityNow program.

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May 27, 2010, 2:07 PM

Now that... pointless. Just something to bog down processors by running in the background.
and not even protect your phone Laughing

May 31, 2010, 1:11 PM

are there real stastics on smartphone viruses?

Smartphone viruses are so insanely rare I can't believe anyone would be crazy enough to let Symantecs bloatware corrupt their phone. Are there any actual statistics on smartphone viruses? It has to be so miniscule that anti-virus on your phone would be nonsense.

Remote wipe and call blocking isn't so bad, but all the other crap you'd get... I trust Norton as far as I can throw them.

May 27, 2010, 2:27 PM

I think it more secure to have nothing istalled

I have 2 computers now, the first one had Norton anti-virus and virus made it stop working Sad the other one is working perfect and has no anti-virus installed Very Happy I think a comupter is more secure with out a security program Laughing
the same on my phone...more security with out a security program Smile
And I've never gotten a virus. Therefore hot-dogs are the best anti-virus out there.

Just an FYI: Correlation is not Causation.

Just because you've had good luck without anti-virus doesn't make you safer... it makes you luckier (or unknowingly i...
Well I think that's backwards thinking, and btw it's a gringo some Mexicans use to refer to whites? And why include race on a username anyways? Just had to say it., hate when ppl do that. Rolling Eyes

May 28, 2010, 11:47 AM

Sure, if you don't mind every single incoming call/text/email getting blocked

Norton's like a paranoid cop who's been up 72 hours and had too many cups of coffee & too many donuts.

May 27, 2010, 7:03 PM

Norton is garbage

The last brand I would want for ANYTHING.
I fix computers for a living. ANYONE THAT DOES WHAT I DO, AND DOESN'T WORK FOR BEST BUY, would NEVER put NORTON ANYTHING, on a computer. This CRAP has by far caused more trouble and headaches for my users over the years than anything it has ever purpo...
Don't shoot until you size up your enemy. In third party Antivirus comparisons, this year's Norton achieved the best level of detection and prevention, as well as having much, MUCH better performance than it has ever had. They rewrote Norton 2010 grou...
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