Lookout mobile security

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by bernardino5, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. bernardino5

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    Was told by a Verizon rep that an antivirus was not needed on the TBolt was wondering if that's true what do u guys use or is it necessary on the Bolt?

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    Was wondering if an antivirus would affect the performance on the TBolt, was told by Verizon rep that it would don't c how though.

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    Any app that is always running will eventually slow the phone. Especially as you get more and more apps. Antivirus software is a topic of debate. The people in the know say you don't need it. Just watch what you download by checking the permissions of the apps you are installing. If an app asks permission to gain access to a setting or function that isn't related to the apps function, you might want to avoid it. Also read the reviews. Google is constantly looking for bad software on the market so its pretty safe. I've had my Droid for almost 2 years now and haven't run antivirus software with no problems. Its just not needed. Hope I spent my two cents wisely...lol.

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    Hey thx for the feedback do appreciate it.

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    I never trust what the reps say, after all I had to explain where the antennas where when trying to explain the 3g drop outs, still haven't gotten help with that. I still use Lookout, mainly for the lost device thing but its still the same froyo and the same apps and if malicious apps are put on doesn't matter what device.
     
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    Lookout is more than just AV.
    It also does backups and phone location.
    I believe it scans on new app installs and at the scheduled scan time, which can be disabled (like I did).

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    Personally I don't use them and don't trust them. I have seen lookout cause more problems than solve. For example ghosting and freezing up the screen. The only thing that I use is estrongs task killer and that has worked very well for me and my customers. Again each of us will have our own opinion

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    Lookout, as well as other ATK, always make my phone seem slower. Used to have Lookout installed on my phone for a long time. On my original Droid, Fascinate, and on the Thunderbolt for a little while. Always used to have slowdowns, redraws and random glitches. After I got rid of it, most problems stopped.
     
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    Wow, I was just going to turn off lookout after reading this thread until I read that article. Thanks for posting!

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    Read through the link in my signature. True, there is a few things that are threats (that have been removed) but its not worth all the trouble that an AV brings such as lag, freezes that require battery pulls, restarts, etc. If your smart about what you install you dont have to worry about it. Easiest ways to avoid malicious apps, dont sideload apps unless its from a dev teams website/other trusted site and dont use an app thats normally paid but is free with a different dev (which should send up a flag by itself).
     
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    Antivirus on phones is stupid, pointless, and will make the already-paltry battery life even shorter.
     
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