1. Andy847's Avatar
    Just wondering what everyone thinks of this app. I've read a lot of threads that say you don't need antivirus protection on Android as of yet. I like the part of Lookout that lets you find your phone if missing or stolen and also the backup and restore features. My question is: If you don't need antivirus protection on Android, In LOOKOUT can you turn off the antivirus scanning feature? Just wondering. If not, is it still worth having LOOKOUT on my phone?
    12-31-2010 08:04 PM
  2. Smitty_82's Avatar
    Lookout is a great app and is very useful if you are downloading things off the open web. Not needed if your just downloading from the market. There has been some instances of trojans being piggybacked on apps that are downloaded from other sources. It's been a while since I've used it but I'm pretty sure you can turn it off. I just download apps from the market so I haven't bothered to put it back on. There is a free version you can try last I checked.
    12-31-2010 08:09 PM
  3. WAldenIV's Avatar
    They stripped out a lot of the features in the free version after a certain date. Now they offer a free and paid version. You can turn off the anti-virus scanning. It's worth downloading the free version and giving it a try.
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    12-31-2010 10:26 PM
  4. El Jefe's Avatar
    Yes, you can turn off the virus scan if you don't want to use it.

    The best thing about the most recent update of Lookout is you don't need to leave GPS on all the time to use the locate feature. If you need it, it will turn GPS on automatically.

    Of course it's worth it...it's FREE!
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    12-31-2010 10:27 PM
  5. Andy847's Avatar
    Yeah, the free part is what I like. I don't really think I need the virus protection part, but could always try it. I do like the other features though. On some of the reviews though, I read it can eat up a lot of battery. I'll have to see how it goes after I download it.
    12-31-2010 11:57 PM
  6. mooserman's Avatar
    Yeah, the free part is what I like. I don't really think I need the virus protection part, but could always try it. I do like the other features though. On some of the reviews though, I read it can eat up a lot of battery. I'll have to see how it goes after I download it.
    I have been using it for a while and it works good. after you turn off the anti virus and back up (which is useless pretty much), just leave location on. It doesn't use any battery at all and it locates it perfectly. I love it, try it out.
    01-01-2011 12:31 AM
  7. Andy847's Avatar
    Well I downloaded the free version and not really that impressed so far. I tried to locate my phone at home with me and the first time it showed accuracy within 55 meters, which I didn't think was that bad. Then I tried a couple more times to see if it could get closer to my actual location and the next three times it showed accuracy within 2,347 meters and way off on the map. On my PC where I was doing it, under the picture of my Droid X with my mobile number under it, it says Error Connecting. I even tried enabling the assisted GPS mode on my phone to see if it helped a little and rebooted the phone every time and still nowhere near where it was.
    I sent this feedback to the Lookout people on the mylookout.com website and still waiting to hear from them about it. So far not really very useful if it can't get that close to the actual phone. It did get close the first time though, so don't know what happened each new time I tried. Anyone else have this problem with Lookout?
    01-01-2011 01:10 AM
  8. El Jefe's Avatar
    No. I haven't had that problem at all. I can get to within 10 meters practically every time.
    01-01-2011 10:49 AM
  9. Andy847's Avatar
    Today I tried to locate my phone again. This time got within 8 meters of my house. When I zoomed in the Hybrid and Satellite views it actually showed right where my house was and the location of my bedroom. Very Nice! I have no idea what the problem was last night, but now seems to be working fine. Battery consumption doesn't seem bad at all so far. Changed my view on the app now. May even be my first one I pay for.
    Thanks again to all who gave me input.
    01-01-2011 03:51 PM
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