Norton Security and Antivirus for Android review, manual and guides

by Linas Kiguolis - -

Norton Security and Antivirus for Android[1] is developed by one of the security industry leaders Symantec. Symantec Corporation is an American-based company that provides security products and solutions for businesses and individual users worldwide. Norton award-winning antivirus and security software protect PCs, Macs, and mobile devices worldwide. 

Norton Mobile Security Review

Norton Mobile Security for Android has more than 10,000,000 installs on Google Play app store and is rated 4.5/5.[2]

Norton follows a Freemium model, as most of the antivirus apps. However, the paid version is a bit expensive – a license for a year costs $24.99. However, it is worth to mention that the single license can protect up to 10 devices and discounts are also available. If you are looking for protection for Windows PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, Norton offers Norton Security Deluxe or Norton Security Premium.

In addition, Norton offers Android users a range of security and privacy apps including Norton Identity Safe Password, Norton App Lock, Norton Clean, Norton Parental Control, Norton Snap QR Code Reader, VIP Access by Symantec VIP and Symantec Work Web by Symantec Corporation.

Norton Antivirus for Android

Test Results

Antivirus protection

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus includes a minimal but reliable antivirus feature set. The application was tested by an independent, German-based testing lab AV-TEST. According to the test results, Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus detected 100% of both, zero-day and already known widespread malware threats.

In addition, Norton protects users while browsing the web. The application includes an extension which supports Google Chrome, the Android standard browser, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, the Samsung standard browser and US Browser. The extension detects and blocks malicious and phishing websites.


As it was mentioned before Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus includes the following free features: Android Antivirus powered by Norton Mobile Insight that detects and removes mobile threats including malware, spyware, or virus that can have a negative impact on your devices; Anti-Theft features that enable users to remotely lock stolen or lost device. The application also consists protection features that trigger a ‘scream’ to find a missing device, Safe Search feature that allows users to see a website’s safety and shopping rating for search results; Control Protection and more. It also includes privacy features such as call and SMS blocker or Sneak Peak feature.

Norton Mobile Antivirus features

The Premium features include SafeWeb Filtering that helps users to prevent fraudulent websites from accessing user personal data; App Advisor that automatically checks applications for potential privacy risks, high battery, and data usage or intrusive behavior and Privacy Report Interactive Map. The premium features are available for new users for 30 days.

Scanning performance

Norton offers users a quick or a full scan and includes the option to Scan Now. Scans take about 10 seconds to complete. If you also want to check your SD card and preinstalled apps it can take up to half a minute. Users also can choose to schedule scans daily, weekly or monthly. However, scans can have a negative impact on system performance.

Customer Support

Norton provides users with a very helpful Norton Community site for those users who want to find solutions and research their issues themselves. Norton also has a 24/7 support via telephone or online chat.

User interface

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus has a very clean and accessible interface. The minimal design looks clean, is easy to understand and navigate.

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus 2018 screenshots

The final verdict

Norton Mobile Security and Antivirus app does not offer the most features in the market, but it has an excellent antivirus protection. It also has a very clean and consistent interface which is easy to navigate and access all the features. However, the downsides are that it can seem a bit expensive for a single user and it has a heavy system-performance impact.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Excellent
Security and Privacy features A decent set of not only premium but also free features
Scanning performance Quick scans with a heavy performance hit
Customer support 24/7 telephone support and online chat
User interface Well-designed and consistent

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Linas Kiguolis
Linas Kiguolis - Senior IT developer

Linas Kiguolis is a senior IT developer and news editor at He has a major in Applied Computer Science because IT has been his passion for a very long time even before he went to college.

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