Android: Lookout Security & Antivirus APP

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  1. HiDEF, Jul 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2013

    HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone use this and is it worth a download? Or is there something better?
     
  2. HiDEF thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiDEF

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    no one uses this service or something similar?
     
  3. sammieboy macrumors member

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    I use Zoner AV, mainly b/c i researched on the android forums and many users recommend it over Lookout.
     
  4. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    Avast is much better


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  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Never used an AV app in the few years I've been using Android and don't plan on using one anytime soon.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Ditto
     
  7. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I use Avast but this is simply protection from myself more than anything.

    My Nexus 4 is my first Android device and I didn't know what I was doing so wanted an additional layer of security.

    I've had no problems and as such won't be using AV on my future Android devices
     
  8. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    Using any sort of antivirus software is stupid and a waste of system resources...

    Just don't go off downloading and installing APKs from random websites or sketchy app stores and you will have no problem.
     
  9. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    Disagree I've had a drive by download that automatically was picked up by dr web lite. I was just browsing and some android protect av downloaded on my phone.

    This was last year before I switched to iPhone.


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  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I've had over a dozen different Android phones. Never ran an AV, dont plan on it. Don't be dumb and install every random thing and you should be fine
     
  11. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    This is right.

    They are an absolute waste of system resources and the type of misleading scare mongering these companies engage in is terrible.
     
  12. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Since I like going outside the Play Store for some apps (because Google won't let 'em on there) I do have Avast installed. It's very good, never had a problem with it.

    I also like the anti-theft features, the firewall feature, the call blocker, and all the other awesome stuff it has. It's not just an anti-virus scanner, it's an all-round privacy and security deal.
     

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