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Updated Norton Mobile Security for Android boosts mobile protection

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:03

Let's face it – Android smartphones occupy a large share of the world phone market and we shouldn't be surprised if Google's platform is one of the most preferred targets for virus attacks…

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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 08:36 1

1. Rich (unregistered)

just like the regular version of norton... its a system hog and slows your computer down. ill stick with other protection.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:39 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

And if you decide you don't want Nortonware after you have installed it, you are going to have to o a factory reset....

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:40

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Edit - do a factory reset. Typing too fast.:-)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 14:19 1

4. snuxoll (unregistered)

Great, a crappy update for a garbage Antivirus application that is not needed on Android devices!

Here's just a little tidbit for everyone out there, did you know every Android application is sandboxed (unless you've rooted your device)? That means they can only play in their little segment of the file system, the /sdcard folder, and access any data other applications expose explicitly (based on the permissions the application requested during install). This means, for the most part, as long as you pay attention to what you install you can avoid malware altogether, and beyond that if you DID install any malware you could just remove it like any other app?

I know, amazing, right? Who would have thought smartphones, in the pockets of every businessman and a bazillion consumers would have thought about security? It's not like we store personal data on them, right :P

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