1. ELAkid's Avatar
    Are security apps like lookout really important on your phone?

    And have any of you disabled lookout on your Note 5?

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    08-28-2015 08:18 PM
  2. E Padilla's Avatar
    I disabled lookout and installed cm security instead. Having security on android phones seem to be a necessity these days.

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    08-28-2015 08:22 PM
  3. ELAkid's Avatar
    I disabled lookout and installed cm security instead. Having security on android phones seem to be a necessity these days.

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    OK thanks, because on my battery thing it said lookout was using over 10% so I was wanting to disagree it

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    08-28-2015 08:48 PM
  4. oshogg's Avatar
    I disabled lookout and installed cm security instead. Having security on android phones seem to be a necessity these days.

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    I got Lookout premier as part of T-mobile jump sign up. I have been using it without any issues with battery life. Also, it is great for protecting against naive thieves.

    Osho

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    08-28-2015 08:56 PM
  5. ELAkid's Avatar
    I got Lookout premier as part of T-mobile jump sign up. I have been using it without any issues with battery life. Also, it is great for protecting against naive thieves.

    Osho

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    Cool thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it

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    08-28-2015 09:06 PM
  6. Bkayrac's Avatar
    Disabled lookout(as it's a paid app), and installed sophos on mine. Gets 100% on av-test.org and provides cloud scanning as part of it's scanning, so even new stuff has a better chance of getting caught.......Not that I really feel that It will ever catch anything, but.

    Sophos is also 100% free, they only charge business/enterprise customers.
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    08-28-2015 09:08 PM
  7. Paul Paradis's Avatar
    I've always used AVG. The first thing I did was delete that preinstalled lookout app.
    08-28-2015 09:08 PM
  8. E Padilla's Avatar
    Well thing is I don't even know if these anti-virus actually do anything.

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    08-28-2015 09:15 PM
  9. Bkayrac's Avatar
    Well thing is I don't even know if these anti-virus actually do anything.

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    They do, I think it's more for people that install apps outside of the general places(IE sideload them).

    https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/mobile-devices/

    Has testing of each piece of software.
    08-28-2015 09:19 PM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Why not use Lookout over AVG?
    08-28-2015 09:35 PM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    First thing I did was disable that useless POS.

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    08-28-2015 09:35 PM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Why exactly? Explain and help the rest of us young Padawan's learn...
    08-28-2015 09:50 PM
  13. Paul Paradis's Avatar
    Why not use Lookout over AVG?
    I got the pro version of AVG for over 1/2 off. Plus IMO it's the better of the two programs, and I've always we used it on all my computers.
    08-28-2015 10:02 PM
  14. ELAkid's Avatar
    Disabled lookout(as it's a paid app), and installed sophos on mine. Gets 100% on av-test.org and provides cloud scanning as part of it's scanning, so even new stuff has a better chance of getting caught.......Not that I really feel that It will ever catch anything, but.

    Sophos is also 100% free, they only charge business/enterprise customers.
    Thanks for the 411

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    08-28-2015 10:21 PM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    Why not use Lookout over AVG?
    Lookout has a battery issue with Samsungs that they haven't fixed in over a year.
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    08-29-2015 11:32 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I use no virus stuff on my phone. I'm just careful with downloading.
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    08-30-2015 12:04 AM
  17. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    And to be honest, that's what am thinking...

    I use no virus stuff on my phone. I'm just careful with downloading.
    08-30-2015 08:31 AM
  18. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    I've used all of them, all of them did what they said they would do. I've tossed it back and forth on whether or not they're worth having, as I am very careful as to what gets downloaded on my phone. I think really, the only reason I keep them, is to use the sim removal theft feature. Just last week, I started using Lookout, as I've always disabled it...but so far, I have no complaints....battery is, what it normally is for me..i'm always near a plug, so doesn't matter much.
    08-30-2015 08:59 AM
  19. ELAkid's Avatar
    I use no virus stuff on my phone. I'm just careful with downloading.
    I never used it on.my note 4 either,I just disabled it from my note 5,I don't download much 3rd party apps besides tube mate

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    08-30-2015 09:09 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've used all of them, all of them did what they said they would do. I've tossed it back and forth on whether or not they're worth having, as I am very careful as to what gets downloaded on my phone. I think really, the only reason I keep them, is to use the sim removal theft feature. Just last week, I started using Lookout, as I've always disabled it...but so far, I have no complaints....battery is, what it normally is for me..i'm always near a plug, so doesn't matter much.
    I use Wheres My Droid for that and the wipe features and mainly the phone find in my house lol. With the pro features, you can choose a loud ringtone you download, it will override a silent phone and ring for 10 minutes. There is also an ability to take pictures with both cameras if someone has your phone and an uninstall prevention, so a thief can't uninstall it.
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    08-30-2015 09:27 AM

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