Provides innovative mobile defenses on the app checking front
Maximum devices covered: 3
Stand out features: App Advisor, anti-theft features, call blocking |
Paid or free: Paid
Great anti-theft capabilities
Blocks spam phone calls
Full price is rather eye-watering
Norton’s Mobile Security app offers a wealth of features, including an App Advisor which is powered by Norton Mobile Insight, and vets apps for any possible privacy risks, or other unwanted behavior like being overly taxing on your battery (you can even get these evaluations before you install an application, which is very handy).
This mobile security suite also gets top marks for the protection its antivirus engine delivers going by AV-Test’s findings (the other main test lab didn’t evaluate Norton recently).
Other features include call blocking to protect against spam phone calls, Wi-Fi security that alerts you when you connect to an insecure wireless network, plus anti-theft features that allow you to remotely lock a stolen (or lost) device, or wipe all your data.
All this adds up to an impressive level of protection for your Android device – but are there any downsides here? Well, the app is pricey, or at least the recommended asking price is, but given the discount on offer at the time of writing, it’s actually the same price as Bitdefender above (making it an excellent buy currently, given that you get coverage for three Android devices, not just one).