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Review Norton AntiVirus & Security
Secure your Android with name brand protection
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 21 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, minimalist design
Norton AntiVirus & Security for Android offers the usual mobile security features under a brand name you can trust. The annual fee isn't cheap, but the added security may well be worth the cost.
Norton AntiVirus & Security offers the typical host of mobile security features, all under one roof. App Advisor will scan all your apps for malware and recommend solutions. Cloud backup will upload and backup your files automatically for you. Anti-theft, will wipe your data clean with a remote command if your precious gizmo is ever lost or stolen; and will even take a remote snapshot with your front facing camera, which can potentially catch a thief red handed. The suite also includes safe web browsing and various additional features, which are all free to try for 30 days, and then cost $29.99 annually.
I like the suite overall, but scans were a bit slower than competitors, like Kaspersky and Webroot. In general, the interface feels really thin, like there isn't much going on here. The paid version adds multiple licenses for additional mobile devices, however, some competitors offer multiple licenses across platforms, so you can protect any combination of phones, tablets and PCs, all for a similar fee.
Norton AntiVirus & Security is a nice security suite, but not exactly the most cost effective. This one is certainly a name brand you can trust, it’s just not my first pick amongst all the mobile security suites available.