Seemingly rather pointless Norton Security app arrives for Android

We’re not entirely convinced there’s a need, just yet, for an app that sits there and monitors everything we do on our mobile telephone, but that hasn’t stopped famed security team Symantec from releasing Norton Smartphone Security for Android™.

It’s not a simple a virus checker, more a general security, anti-theft, data-protection and call-blocking tool for the peace of mind of the paranoid smartphone user. Here’s what they say it does:

What Is Norton Smartphone Security?
Protect your mobile device and the information on it with Norton Smartphone Security Version 6.0 for Android™. If your mobile device is lost, stolen, or its SIM card removed, you can remotely disable your mobile device to prevent thieves from using it or accessing your private information. You can even remotely delete all of your personal information so cybercriminals can’t use it to steal your identity or money.

Protects Against
Loss/Theft of Your Private Information
Loss/Theft of Your Mobile Device
Cybercriminals
Annoying Unwanted Calls and Text Messages
Mobile Threats

Prevents strangers from using your mobile device in case of loss or theft
Remotely locks your mobile device if it’s stolen so thieves can’t use it and run up your bill
Instantly locks your mobile device if its SIM card is removed, so it can’t be used with another SIM card

And here’s what it looks like:

norton-security-android-app-1 norton-security-android-app-2

The Norton Android app requires Android version 2.0 or above to run, if you’re oddly keen on it. For us, Norton’s a bit like RealPlayer – the sort of thing we find on other people’s computers and spend half a day trying to work out how to turn the bloody thing off.

Link & pics via Droid-Life.

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  1. MobiT

     /  June 9, 2010

    pointless…..

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  2. strelaoz

     /  June 10, 2010

    David Freer (VP, Symantec Consumer Business Units – Norton, APJ) is a BIG LIAR! He lied to me for more than two and half years for my true feelings, time, and money. Also kept saying I am the only one in his life. Even this year on Feb. 2, he used company line to lead me to have phone sex with him. Until I found out there’s some other woman, he made up another lie and finally admitted he’s been living with her for a year. Later, I realized they were all lies. He actually has married March 2009. And now he just totally disappeared and not answering any phone calls, acting like “hit & run” irresponsible baby. Can you trust someone like this, with no ethics and integrity? The more unbelievable things are David Freer newly-wed wife – SUZY WALSHAM, she shamefully admitted she was the third person who broke up David Freer & his ex 12 years relationships, and mocking at me as the 3rd “unsuspected” person, as she agreed with his husband’s behaviors!!!!!! SHAME ON both of you, DAVID FREER & SUZY WALSHAM!!!!!!! (THEY BOTH WORK FOR SYMANTEC)

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  3. strelaoz

     /  June 10, 2010

    As I have reported to Symantec Ethics about David Freer’s (VP, Symantec – Norton, APJ) misconducts (fraud, having dissented sex with me as he lied, using company resources for personal benefits – hundreds hours phone calls, hanging out with me during office hours, negative impacts on Symantec corporate image), what they do surprise me too. They basically ignore – never process the investigation, covering the serial lying & cheating criminal up, then threaten me. As Warren Buffet said when he decides which company is worth to invest, he values the CEO’s ethic and integrity the most. Being a senior management, David Freer shall walk the talks, instead he has set up a terrible example. How dare Symantec always campaign the company itself as defeat cyber criminals, but in the real world, Symantec acts just like robbers, mafia, & criminals. How ironic!

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  4. Gary C

     /  June 10, 2010

    What’s his number?

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  5. strelaoz

     /  June 10, 2010

    he changed the number!!!!!! And the only one which hasn’t changed, HE WON”T ANSWER!!!!!!!

    Reply
  6. Chow Mien

     /  June 15, 2010

    got free WaveSecure account 2 months ago… awesome app, dun see the point to swtich XD

    Reply
  7. strelaoz

     /  June 28, 2010

    @ Gary,

    Hi, it’s very nice of you. I am really appreciated. are you saying I can post his number here? Would I violated any laws? Just wana double check.

    Reply

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