Norton releases free security app for Android

Norton Mobile Security Lite combines select anti-theft features with anti-malware

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Norton releases free security app for Android Norton has released a free mobile security app to protect smartphone users from malware and is designed to protect a user's data if the phone is lost or stolen.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 23, 2011

Norton has released a free security application designed to protect Android-based smartphones from attacks.

Norton Mobile Security Lite combines select anti-theft features with anti-malware and is designed to protect a user's phone if it is lost, stolen or compromised by malware.

"In the same day, a smartphone user can stream their favorite music station, get the high score hurling birds through the air and then file their taxes online.  Having Norton installed means feeling equally confident regardless of what you do on your mobile phone," said Tamim Taufiq, head of Consumer Sales, Symantec MENA. "Norton Mobile Security Lite protects confidential information and offers basic mobile protection from the most trusted name in security - which means your device is safe and you're worry-free."

The software features an anti-theft feature that allows users to remotely lock their smartphone via text message if it is lost or stolen. The anti-malware on the app scans all files and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and is designed to automatically detect and remove threats without slowing the phone down.

The automatic LiveUpdate feature is designed to automatically download and install security updates on users' phones.

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