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This is good news for Android Tablet users. Symantec has released an anti-virus package for Android Tablets.

According to Carrie-Ann from PC Advisor,

Symantec has finally unveiled its Norton Tablet Security software designed to protect tablet PCs that run the Google Android platform.

The software, which was first announced in September this year, not only automatically scans all the apps and app updates downloaded to the tablet PC and SD card for malware but it also alerts users to fraudulent and malicious websites when surfing the web from their device, and according to Symantec this function doesn’t slowdown or interrupt web browsing or downloads.

The software also benefits from a web-based anti-theft feature that enables users to identify the location of the device if it has been lost or stolen using a web browser, and can even remotely lock the device, ensuring it can not be used. A default or custom ‘device lost’ message can be added to the lock screen while the ‘Sneak Peek’ function will remotely take photos using the front-facing camera on the tablet PC and then upload them to the anti-theft site so users can identify who’s got their hands on their device.

This means that Android users can now do more sensitive transactions without being afraid of any attack from hackers and viruses.

……. Symantec revealed it is updating its Mobile Security software aimed at Google Android handsets to include the same anti-theft feature that appears in Norton Tablet Security, along with a ‘Scream’ location feature that lets users send a text to their missing smartphone to remotely activate an alarm, helping them locate their device.

“With today’s smartphones, people stand to risk losing much more than contact information when a device is lost or stolen – it’s access to their email, social networking sites, financial institutions or even exposing personal photos or videos, as many celebrities have,” said Dave Cole, vice president, mobile products, Norton.

“Given these risks, consumers are increasingly motivated to protect their mobile lives. Norton Tablet Security and Norton Mobile Security provide protection from physical and online threats from one of the most trusted brands in security.”

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 Posted on : November 3, 2011
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