Norton Mobile Security

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Dambuster43, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Dambuster43 macrumors member

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    Norton security app for mobiles...... any users? Is it worth having?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If you are dealing within the App Store then no it's not worth it as Apps are tested before they are put up on the app store. Safari also downloads a safe brwoser file that alerts you if a website is potentially dangerous.
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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  4. figaro331 macrumors member

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    Norton mobile security is junk as any other Norton programs!

    I'm working with computers all of my life and Norton as well as Mcafee in my black list by many reasons. Unfortunately, their software consume too much CPU resources, hog the systems and do not protect the system well. Also, it's not easy to get rid of their software, you have to be a real IT specialist to remove this software completely.
    My verdict- Norton mobile security is garbage, period!
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    On PC's, Norton has a justifiable reputation as being as bad as the viruses it is claimed to remove! With regard to mobile devices, I can't imagine the Leopard changing its spots! :)
     
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Do they actually have a 'security' app for iOS? All that's in the App Store is lost iPhone app.
     
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    This used to be true and I was right there with you. But the software was completely rewritten in 2011. Same in name only now. I find it to be the most lightweight of any security software I've used.

    But yea, Norton is not needed for iOS.
     
  8. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it does use a bit of CPU resources (2009~2011 were the worst) but it on newer versions, it's one of the few anti-virus programs on Windows that actually protects the computer from a wide range of malware (other programs are missing support for some dangerous malware).
     
  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    Norton Mobile Security

    Apple doesn't allow anti virus or anti malware apps in the App Store. And due to Apples restrictions and tight app sand boxing would a developer be able to write a good anti virus anti malware app.

    AND even if both of those things were made null Norton wouldn't be able to make a decent app anyway because they are Norton.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah only security apps in the sense of locking, backing up, finding information/phone.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I would never allow anything from Norton near any Mac or IOS device.
     
  12. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Interesting, my post was removed where I responded to someone who didn't understand my original question. Sorry to not be clearer.

    Norton has a few apps in the store but they aren't A/V, one is a password vault, one is a lost phone app (as mentioned), one appears to be a VPN tunnel, one is a QR reader, one is family security, one is a SEP product guide. I'm simply not sure which app the OP is referring to.

    Also, OP. If your username means what I think it does: Thank you for your service.
     
  13. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I would not recommend anything from Norton. It's just best not to get involved with them, especially on iOS devices where there is no reason. There are better password vaults, QR readers, lost phone apps, etc. from other companies.
     
  14. Dambuster43 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have used Norton on a PC for years....it had just auto renewed and in a confirmation, there blurb about new mobile security. It prompted my post ask the huge user base here for opinions. Back home after the weekend and checking...it seems to be their version of Apples iPhone Finder.

    Thanks to all for replies.....

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    DamBuster...sorry, not one of 617s finest... as a kid I saw the film with Richard Todd..and it started a lifelong interest in Guy Gibson and the Dambusters as a group. They did a good job and its hard to grasp that most of the crews were in their mid twenties and younger ...and that afters years of training.
    Better stop before a lecture kicks in!
     

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