1. cvl107's Avatar
    I was just in the Sprint store yesterday and one of the people helping me told me to remove Lookout because it had a virus. This is the first I had heard anything about that and didn't know if anyone else had heard that and if so what do you use to protect your android?
    02-13-2011 08:38 AM
  2. MikeBinOK's Avatar
    I haven't heard out, and am skeptical. If it is true and is well-known enough that hourly help at a retail store know about it, we should be hearing about it in the news, and the Lookout folks should be posting a patch.

    I'm admittedly slightly skeptical about Android anti virus software at this time, but I'm leaving Lookout on my EVO till I hear something definite.

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    02-13-2011 08:57 AM
  3. mezatown's Avatar
    I know the virus that was on lookout was related to downloading Alps in the Chinese android market and never really made it to the UsA

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    02-13-2011 11:51 AM
  4. Brett's Avatar
    There wasn't a virus in lookout that I know of. Lookout has detected viruses but it is not a virus. Unless the representative has proof to show that his statement holds true, do not take his bit of info to heart. Their have been members on this forum who have said that reps told them to put a task killer on their phone, which we all know that is a big no-no.

    I use lookout and have used it for a little less than a year with no problems at all.

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    02-13-2011 12:16 PM
  5. cvl107's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies, I didn't want to overreact to what he was saying and see if others had heard anything.
    02-15-2011 06:16 PM
  6. Brett's Avatar
    No problem man. Most (not all) of the sales people in cellphone stores do not know anything near what the people in this forum know. They know how to sell and how to get people to react with emotion (impulse buying) but you can't blame them because that's how they pay their bills.
    02-16-2011 05:33 PM
  7. WeGlobal's Avatar
    Just installed Lookout today, and I like it. I'd rather have it on my phone than an ATK!!!
    02-17-2011 04:51 PM
  8. greydarrah's Avatar
    The rep probably miss understood that what really happened is Lookout found a virus, not that is has one.

    In general (exceptions noted) the sales reps are very bright.
    02-17-2011 06:13 PM
  9. Aotek 42's Avatar
    I remember reading something about a"Trojan"(not sure what that is) was released but lookout was prepared for it
    02-18-2011 11:43 AM