Lookout Mobile Security for Android

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  1. fandroid1

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    Lookout Mobile Security Android app Review

    NEW: Lookout has a new look!
    Winner of Best Android App.
    Antivirus
    - Block viruses malware
    - Scan every app installed
    Backup
    - Contacts, photos, call history
    - Access data online
    Phone Finder
    - Locate phone on map
    - Activate loud alarm
    All for FREE. Std txt data rates apply.

    Anyone that uses their smartphone for downloading a lot of personal information should have some type of protective app to keep all of their information safe. The Lookout Mobile Security app is a great way to do that and it is totally free. The other nice thing is that you can upload all of your sensitive information to a web portal where you can access it in case something unfortunate happens to your phone. This really is one of the better protective apps because it also offers the ability to track your phone when you lose it.
    Voted 4.4 out of 5 stars by Android app users and the app is currently available for download for free.

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  2. RnD_Solo

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    can you turn on the gps remotely so you dont have to let it run all the time??? if not, its worthless...for one linux os's are pretty much virus proof, linux doesnt work the same as windows and without permissions, virus's cant get in and the only way you would get spyware/virus is if you install some kind of ridiculous app and give it full permissions..and if you do that...well ...duh.
     
  3. LtKen

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    They're not necessarily virus-proof, they're just not targets for malware writers. Same deal with Mac (no, they're not secure because Steve Jobs sprinkes magic on them).

    Linux and Mac systems are currently more secure because it makes more sense to rob a bank with $1M instead of a bank with $100. Yes, there are more safeguards in place to keep the system secure, but the real reason we dont see malware for Linux and MacOS is because it doesnt make 'fiscal' sense to hackers.
     
  4. RnD_Solo

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    i have to disagree freind. i have used unbuntu and other linux systems for a while now.. and it is VERY hard to infect a linux os. you really have to pull so shinnangans to get access.. thats why most of you largest banking servers are on linux. im not saying its IMPOSSIBLE...but its very hard. either way...with your point, or mine, a virus scanner on a android phone is nothin but a battery hog
     
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    Hmm, yes, Unix FTP is so hard to hack...
     
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    Yes the virus protection is worthless, however I just read on another thread that you can turn virus protection off. If that's the case there may be some merit to Lookout!
     
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