Android devices face an onslaught of threats. There are application-based threats designed to appear safe enough for you to install them. However, they can contain malware that robs you of control over your phone. Application-based threats can also consist of spyware and other privacy threats. And hackers can also exploit some vulnerable applications for nefarious purposes. Malicious QR codes are also on the rise, so Lookout Premium examines them for threats as well.
Furthermore, it contains many useful security features, even though two are lacking: There are no parental controls, and if a thief attempts to uninstall the mobile virus protection, no password is required.
Lookout Premium provides smartphone users with protection from application-based and web-based threats. Web-based threats plague smartphones because they are usually connected to the internet, which allows them to be susceptible to phishing scams, drive-by downloads and browser exploits.
Anti-theft features are necessary for cell phone virus protection because of how easy it is to misplace a phone or lose it to theft or robbery. Unlike some apps, which perform remote anti-theft operations by SMS, with Lookout Premium you issue commands from a web console to locate a missing phone. You can also make it sound a siren if you have simply misplaced it within a known location. You can activate a loud alarm on your device – even if the phone is on silent mode. You can also locate the phone using a GPS system. With Lookout, you can also deny unwanted telephone calls and messages.
If you think your phone has been stolen, you can wipe data from the device by simply using your online account. Using Lookout Premium, you can also erase all data saved on the SD card. Lookout Premium will email a pic of the dishonest person to you when it detects three incorrect password attempts. A backup function lets you restore your data to a new phone so you suffer minimum inconvenience if you never retrieve your hardware. Lookout Premium protects your smartphone from viruses, malware and spyware. These threats find their way onto your device in a variety of ways and can steal or share any personal information you may have stored on the phone. Malware can be easily transferred through applications downloaded to your phone, email attachments, text or other media messages and Bluetooth connections. To safeguard your information, Lookout Premium offers real-time protection. This means that when a file is received on your device, the security app scans for any suspicious data hidden inside the file. If threats are found, Lookout works quickly to eliminate the file.
This cell phone security software is a true Android application, but you can also use it on your iPhone iOS 4 and above. It is one of the few applications that offer iPhone users the same protection as Android users.
If you need emergency technical support, Lookout Premium's options are limited, because live chat and telephone support are not available. If you have general questions and can wait for an answer, then the Lookout Support is where you will turn. This section provides comprehensive FAQs. You are able to submit a help ticket or email the support team directly.
Lookout Premium's ability to detect a majority of malware threats is available for both iPhone and Android. The Lookout feature list goes beyond application-based threats to include web-based threats, network threats and physical threats. Lookout does not support parental controls, but not everyone needs those features.