Lookout Mobile Security has been at the forefront of cell phone security this year. The app that won the Editors’ Choice award and has been a veritable nuisance for cell phone spy exponents, or more appropriately Android spy propagators, Lookout Premium for Android set the ball rolling for Lookout this year and Lookout for Android takes the defense mechanism up a few notches. The security scan depth has been enhances to ensure that the user is regularly informed about cell phone spy software or malware that is linked to sideloaded applications or the apps that one downloads from outside the jurisdiction of the Google Play Store.
It’s a triple whammy for the hackers that Lookout has conjured, a triple-threat Android protection of you will, which is available in an intuitive, uncomplicated interface and lightweight package. Lookout ensures that malware is blocked, the data is protected from loss or theft and then rings the warning when there’s a case of more than normal app permissions. The big guns of the security arena Norton, F-Secure, Trend Micro and McAfee have been setting the trend as far as the all-rounded features are concerned; even so, Lookout understands the user demand better than most, which is precisely how it has come up with the simple and no-nonsense app.
Lookout for Android has two versions. The first one is free and is ad-supported. It has malware scans, Find My Phone to locate the missing phone through Google maps and the backup contacts feature which is cloud-based. Lookout Premium has an additional four features: Safe Browsing, which blocks phishing and hacking websites when they are placed in text messages or browsing, remote wipe and lock, apps’ privacy advisor and then there is additional backup for the call history and also the photos. What it also does is, it removes the much abhorred popup ads.
Let’s Get It Started
It is not much of a rocket science to get started as far as Lookout is concerned. After the app is downloaded, you need to create an account and voila! It’s done. Lookout delivers ‘eekly’ emails about your phone’s status as far as its security is concerned. This address would also be used to log into the admin portal, which is www.Mylookout.com
From the portal an exhaustive scan is performed on the device and SD card, to ensure that Android spy software hasn’t been wreaking havoc with the security of your device. Stats reveal that 95 percent of the smart phones will actually be declared safe, and if your phone is one of the residual 5 percent, you shall be glad that you scanned the phone.
One would normally expect a security app to interfere with the device’s working, exacerbating its life and the speed of its working. However, Lookout is a completely different kettle of fish in this regard. It does not affect the speed or the battery and after it is booted the only thing that will be troubled is the malware and definitely not your device.
Natalia David, an author significantly contributes towards PC security Software, cell phone spy software (download cell phone spy) and android spy. If you want to know more about Natalia you can follow her on twitter @NataliaDavid4