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  1. Lord Vader's Avatar
    I'm eyeing both of these apps and trying to decide if one is better than the other, or if neither is worth it. They both seem to have won awards or accolades.

    Wave Secure is offering a special this weekend--one year for $14.95, which is 25% off their typical annual fee.

    Any comments?
    11-25-2010 11:57 AM
  2. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I'm eyeing both of these apps and trying to decide if one is better than the other, or if neither is worth it. They both seem to have won awards or accolades.

    Wave Secure is offering a special this weekend--one year for $14.95, which is 25% off their typical annual fee.

    Any comments?
    Lookout was featured on AC. I use it and it works as advertised. Never tried the other one.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2
    11-25-2010 01:03 PM
  3. steveh552's Avatar
    I use Lookout, as the previous poster I never used the other. Lookout works well for me.
    11-25-2010 02:44 PM
  4. bnob99's Avatar
    If your looking for an app to do remote wipe/lock, or locate device, check out Watchdroid. It 1.90 one time and no ridiculous monthly fees. App works great.
    11-25-2010 06:50 PM
  5. Gekko's Avatar
    neither. tell me why they are necessary.
    11-25-2010 07:22 PM
  6. Lord Vader's Avatar
    I imagine one would like the ability to locate a lost phone, or locate the phone say, when one lets a child use it. The ability to remotely lock it or wipe it is nice if it's ever stolen.
    11-25-2010 08:39 PM
  7. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I currently use WaveSecure and it's not too shabby at all. I've heard good things about both though, and Lookout has had more coverage here on AC.
    11-25-2010 08:43 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I imagine one would like the ability to locate a lost phone, or locate the phone say, when one lets a child use it. The ability to remotely lock it or wipe it is nice if it's ever stolen.
    Agreed. And with the premium subscription it will monitor what apps send data. I haven't tried it but for those security conscious among us it's good piece of mind.

    The auto backup feature is nice, too.
    11-27-2010 12:13 AM
  9. JustLeft's Avatar
    Number of people have favorable opinions on Wavesecure. I am not one of them. I had tried a trial of their program. The trial had expired and I did not purchase their software.

    A short time after the trial expired, their server sent a 'stolen message' to my phone. Unfortunately, it went off in my office. The alarm is a shrieking woman. Boy did that draw attention. As the trial was over, I could not go into the website and turn off the "stolen" status of the phone. It forced me to pull the battery for the remainder of the day until I could get home and resolve the issue.

    YMMV.
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    11-27-2010 09:36 PM
  10. Lord Vader's Avatar
    But if you had paid for the full version this would not have happened. See how simple that would have been.
    11-27-2010 10:32 PM
  11. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Sorta makes you subscribe - that is unethical.
    11-28-2010 11:22 AM
  12. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    Has anyone even caught a Virus/Malicious file with Lookout? As many times as it's scanned my files it's never caught anything suspicious.
    11-28-2010 11:40 AM
  13. Lord Vader's Avatar
    I don't use it for that as much as its other features.
    11-28-2010 12:03 PM
  14. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Number of people have favorable opinions on Wavesecure. I am not one of them. I had tried a trial of their program. The trial had expired and I did not purchase their software.

    A short time after the trial expired, their server sent a 'stolen message' to my phone. Unfortunately, it went off in my office. The alarm is a shrieking woman. Boy did that draw attention. As the trial was over, I could not go into the website and turn off the "stolen" status of the phone. It forced me to pull the battery for the remainder of the day until I could get home and resolve the issue.

    YMMV.
    I have actually heard of this happening to a couple different people now with Wavesecure, which has made me sorta reluctant to continue using it. I can just imagine how well that would go over with my commanding officer if this happened in the middle of a formation or something...
    11-28-2010 12:09 PM
  15. davidnc's Avatar
    I would only use one of these to locate my phone not for any virus protection as I feel that is unnecessary,

    Since I don't think you can't disable the virus protection part , I.have passed by these types of apps.

    Sent Using TaPaTaLk
    11-28-2010 12:19 PM
  16. mikemsd's Avatar
    I would only use one of these to locate my phone not for any virus protection as I feel that is unnecessary,

    Since I don't think you can't disable the virus protection part , I.have passed by these types of apps.

    Sent Using TaPaTaLk
    Actually, you can disable the virus scanning in Lookout by just going to security settings and unchecking it. I'm not sure why you would disable it though. It's minimally intrusive and could potentially save you from something malicious getting on your phone. Just because nothing malicious has gotten on your phone yet, doesn't mean that it can't.
    11-28-2010 01:02 PM
  17. davidnc's Avatar
    I might give the lookout one a trial run then

    Sent Using TaPaTaLk
    11-28-2010 01:59 PM
  18. bnob99's Avatar
    I would only use one of these to locate my phone not for any virus protection as I feel that is unnecessary,

    Since I don't think you can't disable the virus protection part , I.have passed by these types of apps.

    Sent Using TaPaTaLk
    I'm the same way which is why I went with watchdroid. Plus its alot cheaper. I also don't see the need for virus protection at this point.
    11-28-2010 02:43 PM
  19. JustLeft's Avatar
    Your logic eludes me. My point was they sent a false 'stolen' message to my phone.

    But if you had paid for the full version this would not have happened. See how simple that would have been.
    11-28-2010 02:57 PM
  20. JustLeft's Avatar
    That is what I initially thought. They admitted their server falsely sent a "stolen" signal to my phone. More disturbing was when I posted this to another forum 8 months ago (happened in March) I got flamed by trolls. While I couldn't prove it, I was suspicious they may have relations to the company.

    After I had issues with their software I went to their facebook page. There were a number of people with issues at that time. I haven't checked lately, but it would be worth a check before purchasing. Maybe things have gotten better.

    Benji, your comment cuts right to the root of the issue - it is unethical if it is intentional.


    Sorta makes you subscribe - that is unethical.
    11-28-2010 03:07 PM
  21. JustLeft's Avatar
    I work at a financial institution. When the screaming started it did not go over well - fortunately there were no customers within earshot at the time. It was the first phone that almost turned into a career limiting device.

    I have actually heard of this happening to a couple different people now with Wavesecure, which has made me sorta reluctant to continue using it. I can just imagine how well that would go over with my commanding officer if this happened in the middle of a formation or something...
    11-28-2010 05:54 PM
  22. MacGuyInNC's Avatar
    Your logic eludes me. My point was they sent a false 'stolen' message to my phone.
    I think he was being sarcastic in his comment. Basically (jokingly) implying this is their coercion (more like extortion) tactic.
    11-28-2010 09:55 PM
  23. JustLeft's Avatar
    It's hard to identify sarcasm in posts, but if that's the case, then I stand corrected!

    I think he was being sarcastic in his comment. Basically (jokingly) implying this is their coercion (more like extortion) tactic.
    11-28-2010 10:07 PM
  24. NxTech3's Avatar
    lookout, been using it since WinMo days. use it more for the location and backup than i do for anti virus protection. Thats just eye candy to me.
    11-29-2010 03:56 PM
  25. Grimmy's Avatar
    Until today I used both.

    I was grandfathered in with Wavesecure - As a beta tester, we got the premium account for free for life. I was a tad concerned when McAfee bought it, but they honoured the free premium account and all was okay. I've never had to use it to lock my phone, but I like the peace of mind and the anti-uninstall feature is an interesting idea.

    I installed Lookout after seeing Jerry's review on AC. I find it useful for locating my phone if it's fallen down the back of the couch or something by making it scream. I also like the App scanning.

    Today I installed an update for Lookout and Wavesecure suddenly popped up saying that Lookout is incompatable, please uninstall Lookout.

    Nasty. I wonder if there is a legitimate reason why they are incompatible, or if McAfee is just being anti-competitive?

    In anycase, It is Wavesecure that has been uninstalled for now. It may be time to invest in a Lookout premium account...
    06-15-2011 12:38 AM
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