Days have past when mobile phones were just used for dialling and receiving calls. Now mobile phones come packed with many applications and intelligent features. Mobile phones these days are alternative for mobile computing and a device for helping you work when you move. Many mobile phones have features quite similar to those on a laptop or a notebook for keeping people in touch with their office mails, data, information, etc. These features require the phone to connect to the internet and thus makes phone vulnerable to the threats and viruses which have flooded the web by now. So far, cell phone viruses have not been a big threat, but the time is not far when these threats would require serious attention. The first Windows Mobile virus named “Duts” simply asked the owners permission to spread. It didn’t harm anything on the phone, but was an alarm for letting us know that mobile phones are also open for virus attacks. Mobile viruses can spread over Bluetooth, IR Beaming, SMS Messaging, Web browsing, and Email attachments. According to a survey done by Gartner, around 30% of US Smartphone users receive email attachments on their cell phones. As the number increases so will the risk of infection will increase.

We need not to panic as Norton has launched one of its latest products termed as “Norton Smart Phone Security” in the market for protecting the phones against such attacks.

Norton Smartphone Security protects your private and personal information on your mobile device. It stops hackers and prevents cybercriminals from stealing your information when you connect your phone to a public network. It filters annoying text/messages/multimedia content to reach to your phone. It detects and cleans viruses and other mobile threats before they could harm your phone, or the data stored in its memory.

Norton Smartphone Security Software is easily downloadable and installs on your mobile device within no time. It checks for updates every week and ensures the presence of most recent virus definitions on your phone. It doesn’t affect your mobile device’s performance or speed, but might add up the carrier charges in your phone bill.

As of now Norton Smartphone Security for Symbian/Microsoft Windows Mobile is launched and is available for purchase. It also comes with a 30 days free trial period.

Norton Smartphone Security is available for the following Operating Systems:

  • Symbian : 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile  : 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.5

Minimum Requirements for installing Smartphone Security would be:

  • 1.8 MB of storage space on Microsoft Windows  Mobile 5.0 pocket PC edition
  • 1.8 MB of storage space on Microsoft Windows  Mobile 6.0 Professional edition
  • 1.7 MB of storage space on Microsoft Windows  Mobile 5.0 Smartphone edition
  • 1.7 MB of storage space on Microsoft Windows  Mobile 6.0 Standard edition
  • 1.1 MB of storage space on Symbian OS 9 series