Today, our phones play an inevitable role in our lives. One day our phones is not working or we had misplaced/lost it somewhere, the panic knocks our doors. The phone’s security covers 3 essential aspects –
1. protection from viruses, malware and spyware
2. keeping all its data safe and protected
3. it should not get lost/misplaced
Here, we are not talking just about any other normal antivirus app that protects a Smartphone from viruses, malware and trojans. Instead we are discussing about an app that will give your device a complete 3-way protection – free antivirus protection along with free find my phone and data backup. The Lookout Security & Anti-virus app does that for your Android device.
You need to sign up and make your lookout account to get started with the app and use all its features.
Once you are through with the account, you launch the app by tapping on ‘Start Lookout’(see above image), and it straight away start scanning your device for viruses(see below) and enables its 3 basic free features – security, backup and missing device.
The Premium version(14 days free trial) comes with additional 2 main features – 1. Remote Lock & Wipe: Securely lock your phone if it’s lost or stolen to prevent others from accessing your phone and remotely delete sensitive data on your phone if needed. Activate a loud alarm, even if your phone or tablet is on silent. Log in to myLookout.com to locate your phone from any web browser, anywhere 2. Privacy Advisor: Identify which apps can access your sensitive data like contacts, location, SMS text messages & identity info. Also supports Safe Browsing(Block phishing and malware sites from links in text messages, on the web, and more.) and Advanced Backup(Backup and restore photos and call history in addition to contacts. Restore them to a new device)
Note : When your trial period ends, you will automatically return to the free version. The user interface is what attracts me the most in this app. Simple, easy taps takes your device towards permanent security in no time. And the support from the website is awesome. Get the location of your lost/misplaced phone very easily and quickly.
It’s a fact that Lookout has helped finding phones worth $2.5 billion across the globe in 2011. It is indeed an app to watch out for. And believe me, I tried it for my device too. I got the current location of my device in about less than a minute. Will definitely use this app, at least the free version that will cost me nothing and will give me something precious – the safety and security of my device from viruses and thefts. The app is completely worth the 5.25MB space it occupies of my phone’s memory.