View Poll Results: What are you using to "protect" your phone?
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Lookout Mobile Security App
Total Equipment Protection App
Some other App
Lookout Mobile Security Malicious?
So some of the employees at Sprint were told in a meeting that Lookout Mobile Security was newly found out to be malicious...hm...anyone else heard this or could it have something to do with the release of the new Total Equipment Protection app from Sprint/Asurion? I have been using Lookout for almost a year and have never had an issue. Leave comments...what have you heard/what is your opinion?
*I don't use Lookout for "protection" only for backup and Locate lost device (if I ever need to use that part).
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I've been using it. No problems with it yet. Hasn't found anything yet so who knows if its working but it says it scan everything. How is the sprint app? Didn't really look but sprint wouldn't download for me because I'm running cm7 and it sees it as a non supported Device lol.
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I think it was based on the theory that some apps have access to your personal information, so why trust a security app that does the same.
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@Sprintgirl Alicia from Lookout here. I can assure you that we are not a malicious app. In fact, our goal is to protect people from malicious apps, (for example the DroidDream malware that appeared a couple weeks ago). CNET and PCWorld have reviewed us and we are certified by Verisign and TRUSTe. It’s unfortunate that a Sprint representative would call Lookout malicious; we have a very close relationship with Sprint and are currently being featured by them on the Sprint shelf in the Android Market.
We extensively test on Sprint phones, and we use them everyday ourselves with Lookout installed. We’d love to understand more about what you are hearing regarding Lookout. Feel free to reach out to our retail team who works actively with reps to better understand how to use Lookout. Retail@mylookout[dot]com. Thanks!
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@Alicia Thank you for your attention and concern! I got some clarification on what was being said and this is NOT verbatum...Lookout prevents certain things from working properly in the same way that a task killer does. I am fairly certain this information is still inaccurate. As I stated, I personally have never had any issue that I believed to be caused by Lookout. Again, thank you, it means a lot to customers to know that Lookout is looking out for them and I will pass your message on.