Lookout or Wave Secure ??

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  1. Abby Normal

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    So those of you who have these apps which is the best for your usage ???

    I can't decide which to get.......
     
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    .....i have the Lookout app
    so it's doing what it's suppose to do..and it does not show any mager battery drainage...
     
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    I'm partial to WaveSecure, but I got in on it when it was free....
     
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    I've had both, but I have since deleted Lookout. For one thing, it scans the app after the install. I don't know of any viruses Linux has so I don't know what it was scanning for.

    Another thing would be my weekly email update I'd see...

    August 16
    -Lookout handled 1 security event.
    -Virus scan completed: Files scanned: 198. Infected files found: 0. Files quarantined: 0.


    Just what was that security event? It won't tell me.
     
  5. Abe21599

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    same here :)
     
  6. Milton515

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    I actually use both, I like the fact that Lookout has the Virus Scan and Wave Secure it has the ability to wipe or lock your phone remotely

    Sent from D1 running UD1.0.0 with Launcher Pro Plus with Red Theme and stock UD kernel
     
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    not needed...
     
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    The biggest reason I use both is for the extra security, because I have had my Droid stolen once and didn't have either and don't plan on letting it happen again

    Sent from D1 running UD1.0.0 with Launcher Pro Plus with Red Theme and stock UD kernel
     
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    I wouldn't use either of them. They're both a form of spyware. I remember when I had Lookout, my GPS would randomly turn on during the day like someone was checking in on me. I'm not one of the crazy types that feels like the gov't is watching me, but I really felt like I was being watched. Also, in the Lookout ToS, it states that you authorize them to give your information to third parties.

    I've since deleted the app and my online account.
     
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    I dont use either. If a crook pulls your sd card first thing, alot of "damage" can be done. :-(

    Sent from my Droid-1.5, via Droidforums app.
     
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    Lookout, because I've personally had a horrible time finding my phone on the Wavesecure website. It would never lock my phone when told to, and never actually found the location.

    I actually installed Lookout in class, went to the website and it found my phone within 15 seconds.
     
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    Downloaded Lookout today for the locate feature. I don’t think the virus scan is necessary and I won’t send my personal data on the web for backup. I back it up on my laptop at home.

    I tested the locate feature - wasn’t even close.

    While the app claims it is within 75 meters, it was in fact 1,087 meters off (using Google Earth).

    I know it's free but what's the point if it doesn't work...

    BTW, WaveSecure was dead on; I just hate to pay for it. But I looks I’ll have to if I want an accurate location.
     
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