08-16-2011 12:35 PM
I am considering moving into the Norton Mobile Security solution from Wave Secure. I have also been trying Lookout. My primary reason for moving is that I noticed that Wave Secure does NOT perform a factory reset to wipe the phone, instead it simply deletes sms, contacts, calendars, emails, etc. This leaves all your sync information intact, any social media apps remain logged in, etc. A pretty worthless wipe if you ask me. It does, however, come with uninstallation protection – there is a separate app that will lock the phone if it detects the main app is uninstalled, and vice versa, a pretty elegant solution
Lookout does provide factory reset when remote wiping, but being a smaller company I am not sure how much I trust their service and their backup servers. Its backup solution also only backs up call history (all other stuff listed is in the cloud already, so no need to back that up). Also, the remote lock appears to just activate a temporary Android native lock, rather than doing a more comprehensive lock and displaying a message allowing anyone who finds the phone to return it.
My question is, does Norton Mobile Security:
- Provide for a true factory reset when remote wiping
- Allow a custom message on the lock screen when remote locking
- Have any sort of uninstallation/stop process type protection
- How does it take commands – SMS or email or “always on” data connection?
08-16-2011 11:45 PM
Norton Mobile Security doesn't provide a factory reset when remote wiping, but we will improve our remote wipe function as possible as we can. We will allow the customize message on the lock screen and will support uninstall protection, and we are improving the commands related remote function now, please look forward our next release. Thank you very much. :)
08-17-2011 07:05 AM
So do you mean to say that you currently do not support message on lock screen, remote wipe via factory reset, or uninstall protection? Or do you currently support a subset of these requests, but not remote wipe via factory reset?
08-17-2011 09:28 AM
Currently the product does not support the customer lock screen message, but that will be in a future release. A factory wipe is not possible as it requires root access and we cannot assume a device is rooted. As to uninstall protection, we are looking into that for a future release.
08-23-2011 12:02 PM
As a recent owner of the full version, didn't realize there was no uninstall protection. Would hope that this feature would be a HIGH priority. If nothing else require a pw to uninstall.
08-24-2011 07:30 AM
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05-11-2012 12:56 AM
You may like to look at this earlier thread in this forum where I explained what the wipe features were.
One of the reasons I assume it does not do a factory reset is so that it can leave NMS active so that it can remain locked to any stranger and you can continue to track the device, and hopefully recover it. :-)
I hope that helps. If not come back and I or others will try again.