It initiates a seven-point checklist to establish the safety of each network, and it notifies you if the network fails on any of the metrics. This could be helpful if I lost my phone and hasn't notice the loss yet. The Lookout Android app alone has more than 100 million installs in Google Play, with an average rating of 4. The free version of Lookout only offers basic protection, but it's a solid app that provide some piece of mind as you navigate the murky waters of the Google Play Store. While many antivirus companies score well on the tests, it's difficult to judge Lookout's effectiveness without the scores. He was at least a mile away when I checked the location of his phone.
Lookout customers and their devices contribute to a global network that feeds intelligence on the mobile threat landscape back to the Lookout Security Cloud. So, I don't know how well Lookout's backup function works. We welcome the opportunity to engage in independent testing that accurately measures vendor threat-detection precision in real-world scenarios. Lookout's virus scanner automatically runs whenever you install a new app, and you can set it to scan your entire phone during certain times or initiate scans manually. The Premium version offers web protection, provides an overview of the privacy of your apps and has some anti-theft features.
It's basically a simplified version of Google's permissions warning that pops up whenever you install an app, but Lookout presents the information in a way that's easier to digest. Reply by oopsadazy on August 4, 2014 I too am disappointed in Lookout. Its monitoring service can detect whether your personal or financial information is on the Web, help identify where the leak came from, and offer guidance on how to recover from the leak. That makes me hesitate to recommend it. Since my cellphone battery is barely sufficient for a day and a half of normal use, I can't see letting a schedule burn up my cell minutes and battery charge.
Safe Wi-Fi — Protects you and your data from dangerous Wi-Fi attacks. Even my songs were restored to the phone. Securing data in the post-perimeter world requires organizations to move critical security capabilities to endpoints, and establish continuous conditional access to data based on risk. The app does a good job of guiding you through the permissions that need to be granted to get all of the app's features working property. . My reference to a weed that had suddenly bloomed in my garden set off the New Alerts in the Identity Protection section of the app.
Makes you wonder whose side Outlook is on. Lookout has adhered well to Google's Material Design specifications with this app, crafting something that anyone who has spent time with Android should feel immediately comfortable using. Its scans are not the snappiest, but once they've been completed, the app presents a scrolling list of its findings. This is all handled by a third-party vendor that Lookout wouldn't name for us, but its on-site legal documentation indicates that the provider is Interstate Fire and Casualty Co. Identity Theft Protection While the restoration and insurance services are the driving force behind the Premium Plus pricing, a number of additional protections come with this top tier. A couple features that needed to be turned on in the phone's Settings were not part of the guided process, but Lookout simply doesn't have a huge number of features that would make finding everything untenable. My cell phone was stolen at the mall and 30 minutes didn't go by before I realized the phone was missing.
Only top-rated, curated apps and games! After today November 25, 2013 I will no longer be using Lookout. Reply by SomeProgrammer85 on January 21, 2016 30 minutes is a looooong time in a theft and the thief could have been smart enough to turn the phone off once he stole it. To use it on your device, you must register and obtain an account. The two most recent lab tests we could find do not put Lookout's malware protection in a favorable light. Went on there on a whim and everything was there. Lost all my phone contact except for 2 after a factory reset.
Get peace of mind as you connect to Wi-Fi networks on the go, knowing that Lookout is checking to make sure your connection is safe and secure. Employees work from anywhere in the world and their devices access corporate data from cloud services outside of traditional security protections. I've never synched my contacts with Google. Social Media Watch lets you connect your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts to Lookout. Lookout's privacy advisor gives you an at a glance look at which apps are accessing your information. Had he lost it on the road he would have been out of luck. For the most part, we were not able to directly compare its current performance against the other five antivirus apps we reviewed.
You can also initiate a scan from the app's security screen. Not many other Android security apps do that. Both of those scores were well below the average detection rates of all 27 Android antivirus products tested in that month, which were just under 99 percent for both categories. You can tap on any of the categories to see the full list of apps, and tap again to go to a screen for a specific app, with the option to manage its permissions. Be prepared — if you use many online services, you will likely get alerts the first time you set up this feature, as it will display quite a few years' worth of breaches. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.