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  1. droidntn's Avatar
    I downoladed Lookout today because it was recommended on this forum front page.
    My coworker then told me she had it previously on her X and the phone started working weird, locking up, couldn't even use it..totally bricked.
    She took it to VZW and they told her it was the Lookout pg and removed it, but it had wrecked her phone. They said this wasn't the first time this had happened with the Lookout app.
    They reloaded her phone and all was fine, but she lost everything not backed up.
    I took Lookout off mine STAT after hearing this.
    Just warning ya'll.
    08-25-2010 09:21 PM
  2. Redneck Trash's Avatar
    I've never had any problems with Lookout. And just because a customer rep says an app bricked a device doesn't necessarily make it true. I'd do a little research to verify something like that.

    Sent from my DROID using Tapatalk
    08-25-2010 09:45 PM
  3. Verdes8891's Avatar
    I have yet to see an application such as lookout brick a phone

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
    08-25-2010 09:51 PM
  4. droidntn's Avatar
    All I know is that her phone worked perfectly, she put very little apps on it, but that Lookout was one of the last ones.
    A day later, it pretty much bricked, she took it in. They immediately saw it, said it was the cause and the rest I've already said.
    They reloaded her phone and it's perfect again.
    I dunno myself. Don't shoot the messenger.
    Just sayn.
    08-25-2010 10:17 PM
  5. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    I frankly do not see a reason for it. Sounds like it is scare you not to have it on the machine type of thing.
    08-25-2010 10:30 PM
  6. sookster54's Avatar
    Never heard of such an occasion, Lookout works great for me. Perhaps it was a coincidence in relation to another event causing it to brick.
    08-25-2010 10:43 PM
  7. melwan's Avatar
    It's not Lookout; it's Skynet that caused this
    08-26-2010 01:07 AM
  8. aquaboy1976's Avatar
    I have used Lookout for well over a month and have had zero issues.

    LOL @ melwan. Lookout became self aware!
    08-26-2010 02:27 AM
  9. droidntn's Avatar
    It looked really cool. I was disappointed she was told that. Might be interesting the next time I'm in that VZW STORE to ask the techs there and see what's up with that thought.
    08-26-2010 07:15 AM
  10. BrickAlley's Avatar
    I've been using Lookout for a couple of months and I've not had a single issue with it at all. For the life of me I can't see how a rep could look at a dead phone and derive that an app did the damage. It's almost humorous on a certain level and I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but I can bet almost everyone has a funny story of some zany thing they've been told by a CS rep at a cell phone store.
    08-26-2010 08:12 AM
  11. jmack356's Avatar
    Using Lookout here on two phones since June and have had no issues.
    I'm not sure if I even need the Anti-Virus feature, and the built-in Backup app is just plain lame (it doesn't do anything that the Droids internal Google Backup doesn't already do)
    I use it mainly in case I need to locate a lost phone, and that function performs flawlessly.
    08-26-2010 08:22 AM
  12. ChevyStorm88's Avatar
    Have had Lookout running on my X for almost a month now; so far so good!
    08-26-2010 08:39 AM
  13. Apanther's Avatar
    It's almost humorous on a certain level and I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but I can bet almost everyone has a funny story of some zany thing they've been told by a CS rep at a cell phone store.
    I agree 100%. Most of them dont know a damned thing about what they are selling.
    08-26-2010 10:11 AM
  14. Nebilim's Avatar
    no issues here. Lookout is professionally made. VZW reps are informally hired :P
    08-26-2010 10:47 AM
  15. sookster54's Avatar
    It's not Lookout; it's Skynet that caused this
    thumbs up!
    08-26-2010 11:46 AM
  16. greydarrah's Avatar
    Lookout has run flawlessly on my X for a month now.

    Basically, you have a bunch of people in this thread saying that it runs perfectly and one tard at verizon that says this is the problem. I know there are a few good reps out there, but I'm usually surprised when they correctly identify my device as a phone. Lookout has over 33,000 downloads with a 5 star rating. I don't see it as the troublemaker that particular verizon rep says it is. Don't use it if you don't want to, but there's nothing wrong with the app.
    08-27-2010 12:59 PM
  17. Flash#AC's Avatar
    Does anyone here know how Lookout works?
    I have never seen a virus definition update for this program, so how is it purportedly keeping my phone safe?
    10-05-2010 03:14 PM
  18. melwan's Avatar
    Does anyone here know how Lookout works?
    I have never seen a virus definition update for this program, so how is it purportedly keeping my phone safe?
    It doesn't. It banks on paranoia and the "feeling" of being "safe".
    10-06-2010 02:16 AM
  19. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    I see no point in antivirus for an android Phone the same reason i do not use an anti virus on my Linux Box at home.

    I do Like Lookout for the feature of being able to locate the phone. However I didn't see the Nuke option on the website.. How do I enable the ability to Nuke or wipe the phone if its lost or stolen?
    10-11-2010 05:08 PM
  20. AJFSTORM's Avatar
    Using Lookout for a couple of months on Incredible without any problems. Nice app.
    10-12-2010 06:55 AM
  21. packerbacker's Avatar
    Lookout seems to work fine for me.
    10-12-2010 07:31 AM
  22. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    There is not one. Those that have the nuke operation from my playing are not reliable yet.

    I see no point in antivirus for an android Phone the same reason i do not use an anti virus on my Linux Box at home.

    I do Like Lookout for the feature of being able to locate the phone. However I didn't see the Nuke option on the website.. How do I enable the ability to Nuke or wipe the phone if its lost or stolen?
    10-12-2010 11:24 AM
  23. Malix's Avatar
    I agree with what most people say, It really doesn't protect much, but the locate feature is pretty good.
    12-06-2010 01:39 PM
  24. Scott_L#AC's Avatar
    Are there any other apps that offer just the locate feature? I grabbed "Where's my Droid", but haven't tested it yet. I get the feeling it may not be the same thing. Thanks.
    12-08-2010 12:06 PM
  25. kenyee's Avatar
    When my Cliq got corrupted after the 2.1 upgrade, Lookout was missing its encryption keys and it locked up my phone. Luckily, I got into ATK on bootup and killed it so I could get into the factory reset menu.

    That's definitely not the norm though...
    12-08-2010 02:37 PM
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