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Norton Security Released on Android

We had a pretty good idea that the new Norton Security app was coming down the pipeline soon, but didn’t realize it would be this soon.  If anyone is up for a new security app courtesy of one of the big dogs in the internet security world, then feel free to check this one out.  (Yes, it’s free.)

Features:

  • Secure remote device locking
  • Blocking unwanted calls
  • Malware scanning

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Cheers Stephan!

  • http://bit.ly/pd4lF2 guest

    It’s much better to be safe than sorry.

  • http://bit.ly/ntRYnt Stubritt

    Norton is cool as long as it doesn’t slow down the OS.

  • Ads1

    Worst program ever. do not download. The customer service reps aren't even trained to handle the software, so when the program locks you out of your phone (which mine did for no reason), they can't help you.

  • Ads1

    Worst program ever. do not download. The customer service reps aren't even trained to handle the software, so when the program locks you out of your phone (which mine did for no reason), they can't help you.

  • http://www.pathawks.com Pat Hawks

    I don't understand the point of a remote lock/wipe that can easily be uninstalled by thugs.

  • strelaoz

    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)

  • strelaoz

    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)

    • strelaoz

      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!

      • Locsta

        wow this chick has posted this on like every website that has anything to do with symantec and norton. wondering if its all true

        • strelaoz

          @Locsta, of course, it is true. Every single word I said IS TRUE. WANNA MORE EVVIENDENCES?

          Do you know how hurtful it is? I've been thinking about committing suicide everyday and every second. Not to mention, crying all the times. 30 pounds loss. can hardly walk to the outside, and all the humiliation & harshness I have been taken behind the scene. I can survive till now, only because I took lots of medicines everyday. Can you understand the suffering?

          And I have no ideas how he can get pastor wife's email address? through hacking into my email account? Did he sound sorry? or threatening? How dare of him to talk about God now. And what a sneaky liar! “IF I FLIRTED?” What does that mean? He said “I am hard. Are you wet? I like to use my tongue to lick you ……….

          And I don't even have the chance to slap him or yell at him on the face or through the phone. They are the ones who made the mistakes, also the ones yelled at me and threatened me. There are no three of us needed to pick the pieces of the mess. ONLY ME. He totally recovered and has been doing lots of publicities. It seems like he's doing this to @#$%&! me off or to hurt me more by saying “see, I am OK. The company didn't mind. Suzy didn't mind. If you wanna die, it's not my business.”

          寄件者: David Freer
          主旨: RE: this is the way you say sorry?
          副本: lily
          日期: 2010年2月16日,二,下午2:20

          Firstly I apologise to both you and the pastors wife for having dragged you into a very large mess in my life.

          I again very sincerely apologise for the hurt and damage I have done to you. I understand that your trust in men and your feelings are destroyed.

          If I flirted with you on February 2nd then I did not mean to do that, I also apologise – it was never my intention to do that.

          David

          From:
          Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:00 PM
          To: David Freer
          Cc: lily
          Subject: RE: this is the way you say sorry?

          Have you thought from the beginning all i want is a sincere apology? but you wouldn't give it to me.

          If i want a revenge, i would do it a week ago – to tell suzy, to tell janice, to tell people who work at symantec.

          — 10/2/16 (二),David Freer 寫道:
          寄件者: David Freer
          主旨: RE: this is the way you say sorry?
          收件者:
          副本: lily
          日期: 2010年2月16日,二,上午6:14
          God talks about compassion, if you have any it is time to allow all three of us to pick up the pieces of this mess and move on with our lives.

          David

          From: Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 11:34 PM
          To: David Freer
          Subject: this is the way you say sorry?

          i don't know what you told suzy about to let her believe you & even say @#$%&! off on me. it shall be me to say @#$%&! off on you!

          • Guest

            I work for Symantec and you are clearly a disturbed and delusional woman. Seek mental help FAST. Or kill yourself like you were thinking about doing. You are clearly sick in the head.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kris-Hacket/100001138520867 Kris Hacket

            @guest

            I worked for Symantec too. Most people, especially executives & consumer APJ division know this. Maybe you are the one who is sick! btw, why don't you show your name? I've provided lots of evidences and how about you?

        • strelaoz

          And my point is WE SHALL NOT BUY THE PRODUCTS or INSTALL FREE APPS from a company, which seems that didn't value ethics and intrgrity at all. Actually, not only Symantec Ethics, but also the board memeber, former CEO, J. Thomason, current CEO Enrique Salem, the group president Janice Chaffin and most of the management team have DIRECTLY received my complaints. If you need those email copies, I would love to sent you a copy!

          ???: Suzy Walsham
          ??: RE: Our common friend – David Freer (you deserve to know the truth & facts)
          ??: 2010?2?17?,?,??2:30
          He lied then – he left Kristina for me. We started dating straight away, in August 2005. We broke up a few times when I realised he was still in regular contact with Kristina, but we have been together non-stop since August 2006. I am sorry to say, but he had an affair with you – he didn't want you to know about me because he was scared you would try to contact me. I am very interested in seeing the emails that he wrote to you – seeing as he is making out he was never serious about you. ________________________________________
          Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:26 PM
          To: Suzy Walsham
          Subject: RE: Our common friend – David Freer (you deserve to know the truth & facts)
          i questioned him about this too. he denied you are the one who broke up his previous relationships. I am 3rd unsuspected one? So, you can tolerate this, then I have nothing to say. good luck!
          — 10/2/17 (?),Suzy Walsham ??:
          ???: Suzy Walsham
          ??: RE: Our common friend – David Freer (you deserve to know the truth & facts)
          ??: 2010?2?17?,?,??2:18
          By the way, you were the 3rd unsuspecting person from the beginning. David broke up with Christina to be with me. We have been together many years. He asked me to marry him in July 08 and we got married in March 09.

  • Kismyarse

    Oh God its windows all over again. Im guessing im going with WebOS next.

  • Guan Hao

    Hello Kellex, why i don't see Norton Security in my Market? I used Barcode Scanner… Please help! :(

    And i also can't post as Facebook…

  • Jeff

    WaveSecure rocks, sticking to it. never trust norton

  • DT

    People there is no damn virus! it's a hoax!

    DO NOT use ANY anti-virus program, it does nothing and only slows down your phone!

    a friend of mine hacked into lookout to find out what they are doing – they are scanning for stuff like CommWarrior and Skulls – these are symbian and windows malwares, its all a HOAX, do not use any of them!!

    • http://twitter.com/norml2000 Shane Girodat

      I doesn't say anything about virus'. It is a security app. Read the description. Protects you from malware (like things that can mess up your phone or compromise your security). Allows you to remote lock/wipe your phone if lost or stolen. Currently that is a feature only available to root users.

  • Dshel61

    Mobile Defense!

  • dominguez619

    This slowed my phone down so much. Uninstalled.

  • Cb2000a

    No way I am putting anything Norton on my computer or phone.

  • http://twitter.com/KeezyRick Richard Harris

    I am running a UD version of Froyo and tried the lock feature. It did not work from another phone or from a web hosted texting service. This may be due to Froyo being a leaked and ported ROM on the Motorola Droid. It also relies on incoming messaging to activate and I think the messaging app has changed in Froyo, but I could be wrong.

    It did annoy me that even though I did not setup call blocking that it suggested the option to me for each incoming call while I had it installed. (no longer installed)

  • Hep

    Let me jump in the boat here… I've seen what they can do to computers, so I only wonder how far down this app will drag your quadrant benchmark score. We might need to figure out a way to install a dual core. =)

  • Andy Perrine

    People should really try a product before criticizing it outright… lookout was good yes, but it was a beast of a CPUhog. Especially when checking apps. To be completely honest, the Norton runs far better on my phone than lookout. When lookout would do its programmed sweep, i could not use my phone for anything. Norton seems to have ported their idle time scan stuff, which is amazing.

    YES, Norton HAS HISTORICALLY suckedd. Ive used it in the past, all the wayback to 1998. However, the Idle Time scan actually makes it quite amazing, and their relative bloat has gone way down. Its free now, and with apps2SD we all should have plenty of memory for it. I'd at least ty it before idly sitting on your laurels with what has been (in my experience) a HUGE CPU hog. P

  • Anxious

    Just and FYI. I just tried this out on my moto droid. I had friend text a lock code. It worked and my phone locked. THE PROBLEM: When I entered the unlock code on my phone it didnt take. On the 9/10 try, the application forced closed. I thought I was in the clear but it deleted my call log, text messages, and started to dump my contacts. Stay away!

    • Anxious

      Also took out my SD card. :( What an idiot I am.

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Wow….that's epic!

  • timarnette
  • RgrLuke

    I really have no desire to switch over from Lookout, but I don't understand all the Norton Bashing either. I have had Norton on my computer, and while the old versions were painfully slow and resource hogs the last two years they have had very good (IMO) products that are easy on resources and fast.

    For many people Norton may have lost you forever in '06 or '08 with clunky software that was bloated and slow, but then again how was your droid running in '06…. oh yeah that's right… it's called progress.

    If you don't like Norton, fine… but if you are going to bash something at least have some facts.

    http://www.consumersearch.com/antivirus-softwar
    or
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/324720/r
    or
    http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/

    I personally am not going to switch from Lookout on my MotoDroid; why fix what aint broke?
    But I think that more competition is a good thing and am glad to see Norton with a product in the Market, even it all it serves to do is make Lookout that much better.

    • ARealPITA

      Your resources have a lot to be desired. You can go to any number of websites that will rank a particual AV software in the first place position — Most are paid to do this.

      The bashing is justified. Historically, the software has been bloated and quite inefficient when it comes to actually protecting a PC. Norton has not produced anything recently that has performed any better…

      • RgrLuke

        My resources are just fine… I am not writing a thesis paper…. sheesh. Besides the one's I listed included both pro's and con's to Norton's product. And are from independednt web sites… only one of them actually said Norton was the best the other two found other products better. Did you even look at the links.
        My only point was to say that Norton today is not what it was in 2006 and I for one am glad to see them with a mobile product in the Android Market.
        You said, “Norton has not produced anything recently that has performed any better”… that is just an out an out falsehood. You prove my very point… a jaded view that was justified in the past skews your reality of the present.
        Maybe you should go work as the PR guy for BP since in the past they have been good to the enviroment. haha :-p

    • timarnette

      I agree with you. I love Norton on my computer. Norton 360

    • Blklb

      Why pay for you OS and then pay for virus software ? Linux gogo.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRemby Mike Remby

    Mobile Lookout is you friend.

  • brando56894

    Ill be damned if im putting norton on my droid, ill stick with wave secure thank you, especially since i got it when it was free :D

  • spyderman

    Doesn't stay active in status bar… but does automatically scan new apps… might keep it for the 90 day trialtrial

  • trixmatic.com

    what is the best must have anit-virus for droid I had anti-virus now i switched to lookout, norton has always been a resource hog maybe a article rating anti-virus apps is needed giving us a guide to follow

    • kellex

      There isn't a need for anti-virus apps on your Droid. Just get an app that allows you to remotely lock your device should you lose it.

  • rjoudrey

    I never had a virus until I installed Anti-Virus software!

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    If I remote lock my phone, can I easily unlock it when I get it back?
    Have you tried this feature yet Kellex? :-) lol

    Anyways, I might try it out…I can always uninstall…Oh wait, I said the same thing about my PC…

    • rjoudrey

      You might have to pay Norton for the unlock code!

    • kellex

      Yeah you have a password that unlocks it.

  • kschulte

    I've been dreading this day.

  • Tony

    can some one help me please my market is not working wont download enything.
    thanks !

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Mine is doing the same thing….give it time to fix itself :-)

      • Tony

        thanks
        how long did yours took cuz my is like this since yesterday

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Oh really? haha Mine was fine yesterday. Sometimes (depending on what ROM I'm using) it could take a few hours. Also, try hooking up to WiFi maybe.
          What ROM are you using? :-)

          • Tony

            Im using that droidlifefroyo.zip that kellex post yesterday

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Hmmm, just give it time then. :-/

          • Tony

            Ok thanks

  • http://xxdesmusxx.net xxdesmus

    I wonder if it'll remain free after the beta period. The remote locking/wiping is a great feature for free.

    • kellex

      I'm thinking it won't be free.

  • EC8CH

    Norton… Booo…. Hisssss

  • Cav_Doc_347

    Wasn't able to remote lock my phone by sending an e-mail – fail.

    Did it with Norton killed and loaded, neither worked.

  • Brendan

    uhhh are you using your droid incredible? blasphemy!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kellex

      I use both! My Google Voice number rings through to both, so it just depends on how I'm feeling for the day as to which device I grab. :)

      • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

        And that is the beauty of google voice. Gosh I just love google and android.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

    Hahaha!

  • saimin

    There are a few other Android apps that do remote lock and wipe via text message, as well as remotely tracking and locating lost phones. Does Norton do anything that the other apps don't do? I think Mobile Defender is still free.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    For now I find it pointless to have norton, seeing as how our droids shut down any service we open after the sixth.. meaning before we lose our phones we need to have had norton up… unless its kinda like mobile defence where it stays in the notification. Window. Norton kinda doesn't do much.. avg or avast need to get on this, what next?? McAffey???

    • Guest11

      This is not true. Services can run for the life of the phone if needed… It's all in what the developer needs/codes. Norton i'm sure it's service will be a on-going service or else it would be pointless.

  • teejaytm

    Off topic but does anyone know if Im on froyo and I downloaded a theme I didnt like and I use the rom manager froyo leak do I have to wipe date/cache to go back to “stock” 2.2

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      No need to wipe data…

      • Tom

        no need but a good idea

  • rockymtnhigh

    Only interest in it is for the lock and wipe via text message. One's whole digital google life is tied up in the droid, so the ability to wipe it strikes me as pretty important if it is lost. The blocked call feature looks useful as well.

    Not sure what the cost of it will be after the 90 days though. So… what other alternatives are there for that function? And how do they compare?

    • DiGz76

      You can block calls with an app called tcallblocking. There's a lite and a paid version. Works great for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

      Google Voice does call blocking for me; I made a group for spam calls, configured Voice to not forard those calls to my phone, and just throw any numbers I don't want calls from into it. It's better than an on-phone solution because the calls never even get that far – they go to voicemail and that's it.

  • DiGz76

    I'm with you guys. Not a fan of norton. I'm sticking with lookout.

  • snafu009

    It looks like it's worth trying…I mean, why not if it's free! However I have already become pretty attached to my good 'ol friend Lookout.

  • http://watwuzuthinkin1.blogspot.com/ WatWuzUThinkin

    Wondering how much it will slow my phone down….

  • http://www.gbdesignet.com gbjack

    Why in the world do Android needs malware protection, SIM Lock and scanning? It is making life very difficult. I have used Windows Mobile without any of those for years without problem. Let the virus infect iPhone first, hahaha!

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    Kellex, are you still on froyo, and if so what theme are you running it looks might fine! :)

    • gonzo

      those are screen shots from his incredible..I'm sure he's still using Froyo on his droid, I'm using Team Chaos clean black theme its nice…

      • Joe_E_12

        I have a nice Blue Energy theme…..I think I got it from phandroid.

      • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

        Thanks I will try it out.

    • kellex

      Yeah those are screenies from my Incredible, but my Droid is definitely still on Froyo.

  • rals

    It's bad enough Norton slows a computer, last thing I want is slowing my droid. Passing on this one for sure.

  • scuba_koop

    Not a fan of Norton, enough said!!

  • http://twitter.com/Nightmare187 Joseph

    im sooo hyped for the droid 22222222

    • kellex

      You should be. :)

  • PJ

    Good way to take a fast android device and bring it to its knees

  • jstell

    oh God No, not Norton! Kill it! Kill it with fire!

    • Papawiskas

      Kinda what I was thinking… :)

    • darkseider

      Don't forget the gasoline!

  • Papawiskas

    Malware is a problem for a linux based OS? Really?
    Other than remote wipe, can someone explain why I would want or even need this?

    • donh

      I think it is mostly for Corp. security types. They are probably getting requests to put droids on there email etc.

      Don

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

      It can be a potential issue if you're rooted and not careful; remember that even apps from the market aren't looked at all that closely by Google (just look at some of the (cr)apps that show up there) and that reisk is higher if you're getting your apps elsewhere. Better safe than sorry, as far as I am concerned.

  • palomosan

    I'm wondering how big it is and if it's gonna be a hog on the CPU, only one way to find out right?
    thanks Kellex.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    Timatoe sucks! First!