Android only: We’re fans of using Prey to find lost Androids (and laptops), but if you want a last-resort means of locking or wiping out your smart phone, Norton’s free (for now) beta app offers those powers, along with some feel-good malware scanning.
There’s not a rash of viruses or malware apps circulating around the Android ecosystem these days — even the supposed “wallpaper data collector” turned out to be not actually malicious. Still, it’s not a bad idea to have a scanner handy for when and if you need it. Norton’s real strength is the offering of a free, universally accessible tool for remotely wiping or locking down your phone’s data and SIM card access.[imgclear]