07-20-2012 12:20 AM
I am new here and hence I have a wall of questions for you what I would like to know about NMS and its anti-theft capabilities.
I bought NMS recently and it has been working like a charm, so no troubles from that direction.
I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to mobile technology and as you can see english is ot my native language so bear with me. :D
Anyway, I am just curious and slightly worried about the sms unlocking feature.
Now, I have added 3 buddies in my list, but I noticed that out of 3 buddies, one of my buddies number is in the international form (for example in Finland first 0 is replaced by +358) and other two has the local form.
So my question is, does NMS make distinction between these forms?
My first assumption is that if it does that and I have stored my buddys number in local form and she or he moves to other country, unlocking messages comes in international form and phone stays locked.
Also can this happen in vise versa? That is, number is stored in international form but for some reason my phone understands incoming sms in local form and again phone stays locked.
Next question is about the browsing security.
When i unlocked full features for NMS did it automatically attached itself to my stock browser so that i do not have to do any extra? How this can be seen?
And last question would be about the differences between the NSM web browsing security and Identity safe applet which i also downloaded. Seems that identity safe has its own browser built in. At the time i tested it, it was horribly slow compared to stock browser (and to other browsers i have installed).
Nevertheless, which browser you would suggest me to use for now and will there be some kind of a merge of Id safe to NMS as there kinda is with norton 360?
Thanks for reading! :D
07-20-2012 01:44 AM - edited 07-20-2012 01:56 AM
Welcome to the Norton Community Forums.
Regarding the first question into international numbers and SMS with buddies remote
unlock, i will be honest and say i do not know to much about it as i have had no need
to use and test it.
So sorry i cannot help you with that question.
With the Norton Mobile Security full version and the Web Protection feature it works with
the default Android Browser and requires no settings.It works all the time and you will not
notice it unless it blocks a fraudulent (bad) website.
Symantec Norton has mentioned in earlier posts that they are looking at extending Web
Protection to other browsers in the Android world. Now that would be nice.
And the Norton Identity Safe app mentioned does use it's own browser and the Ask powered
Safe Search search engine for browsing. And the great part of the Norton Identity Safe is the
use of Safe Web where it is just like using the PC with Norton Internet Security or 360, where
the search results have the Norton Safe Web search results next to them being the red x or
A merge of ID Safe would be nice with NMS but probably will not happen. :-(
I sometimes will use the ID Safe web browser to check a website with the Safe Web feature.:-)
Best browser if you would like safety would be the default Android browser as you would have
the safety of the Web Protection from NMS. If you feel safe with the websites you visit then
you could try a third party browser app, there are lots out there in the Google Play Store,
including of course the Norton ID Safe browser.
Hopefully that info is helpful.
And perhaps another Forum member might be able to help with the international messaging
questions asked in your post.
Always come back to the forum if you have any other questions as we are glad to try and help.
08-01-2012 02:59 AM - edited 08-01-2012 02:59 AM
You asked about the buddies phone number format, and smithy asked for other contributions.
I have done some experimentation and it would appear that the latest versions of Norton Mobile Security do not mind whether the buddy number is recorded in the international format or not. I have not tried calling from abroad but if Norton would like to fund the trip I am prepared to try. ;-)
I set up two buddies, one with the straight forward local dialing code and the other with the number recorded in the international format (+ followed by the code and with the normal leading zero dropped). Both could lock and unlock my phone with no difficulty.
I hope that helps and puts your mind at rest.
If it is not clear or if you have any further questions please feel free to come back.