- 08-28-2012, 05:53 PM #2
- 08-28-2012, 06:47 PM #3
- 08-28-2012, 06:48 PM #4
- 08-28-2012, 08:02 PM #5
- 08-28-2012, 08:09 PM #6
- 229 Posts
You guys should take a look at Avast mobile security. This is the best one IMO. More features and it's free. Plus it has a really nice anti-theft component, which for me is the most important part. (I don't care that much about virus scanning, firewalls, etc) The anti-theft service means you can control aspects of your phone remotely using SMS. So lock the phone, wipe it, get GPS fixes, etc ,etc. (and more) But the really cool part is, if you're device is rooted you can have the anti-theft component install itself in the /system partition which means it will survive a hard reset.
I haven't looked at Lookout in a while so maybe it has some of these features now, but if I recall the anti-theft features were not free and required a data connection. (not SMS)
- 08-28-2012, 08:15 PM #7
- 08-29-2012, 04:22 AM #8
I have Lookout installed on my phone(s).No battery drain .I usually have the security disabled, unless I am running a scan.I dont use Backup feature of Lookout so thats disabled as well .Everything else is enabled .
- 08-31-2012, 04:36 PM #9
- 09-05-2012, 07:41 PM #10
- 190 Posts
I have Lookout on my SG3 and have had not problems. Two nights in a row I forgot to put my phone on the charger and this morning it was still at 40% after 48 hours so it must not impact battery life.
I just ran out of my premium subscription though and at $30 I may just try something else.
- 09-05-2012, 09:31 PM #11
- 09-06-2012, 01:43 AM #12
- 373 Posts
This is one of my many questions for this phone. Why do we need antivirus for it? Saying that we all have mini computers in our hands/pockets!
I also wanted to know if lookout was worth it. I will also look at avast as well. Blackberry had something called blackberry protect which was really good. It made a loud noise,even when the phone was on silent,when ever i logged into the pc to find my phone. I was looking for something similar to BP and i think i have found what i have been looking for.
I find the google play store annoying,get bored looking through all those apps.
- 09-07-2012, 08:04 PM #13
- 09-13-2012, 06:18 AM #14
- 373 Posts
I have now plunged in and downloaded this app. It seems ok. I don't really understand the Antivirus but hey ho. The loud scream works and the antivirus says my phone is clean. But when I look for the location of my phone it doesn't even pick it up. Gps is on and nothing. But as a free app and non battery draining its a good one.
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