Lookout vs. Mobile Defense

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  1. PriestSyrinx

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    I'm trying to decide between these two apps. They look pretty similar and I was just looking to see if anyone has used both and has any input on this.

    Thanks!
     
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    Tried both.

    Settled for WaveSecure.
     
  3. PriestSyrinx

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    That one looks nice, but the $20 per year fee seemed a little steep stacked against the two free apps. I'm certainly not against paying for apps, I just didn't see anything that seemed to justify the extra cost over the others.
     
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    I'm very happy with Mobile Defense....just register your phone on the website and go from there.

    I checked it out to make sure it works and it works great. dancedroid
     
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    I've been using Mobile Defense for a while now. I installed it as a system app. No problems with it.
    I remember WaveSecure had some international texting problems that led to charges on my account. Dunno if that's fixed..
     
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    They said it has been remedied. Texts now are sent from U.S servers.

    Sent Using Tapatalk
     
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    It looks like Mobile Defense requires root. Could not quite figure it out
     
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    I use lookout and WaveSecure, I never saw anywhere where ya had to pay for wavesecure, I never did...
     
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    Apparently Wave Secure is a paid app now. Downloading with only give a 7 day trial. As of today anyway.
     
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    so just wondering if these apps actually work for virus protection and such? I know I can do a remote wipe and track my stolen phone but do the spyware and virus protection features actually work? I thought linux wasnt that vulnerable in the first place but Im no programmer....
     
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    That is actually a myth. Linux/Apples are just as vunerable. The thing is that if you were a malicious person ( and hackers are) why go after 15% of the people using the internet as oppose to 85% of people. Also chances are if your using linux/Apple your computer knowledge would probably be higher than most windows users (in general, grandma isnt going to be using linux. She will use windows) it makes more sense to target windows machines.As to how can you tell, there really isnt a way unless it detects something. But there are viruses for Linux/Apples and Windows. Just more for Windows since it's the most used OS.
     
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    Only if you install as a system app.

    System app makes it so you can't uninstall from the normal app settings menu and so that the app can turn on gps when it's off.
     
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