Unfortunately for new technology, the production of harmful programs these days seems to be almost a law of nature. Therefore, there was little doubt that Android devices would be targeted because of its rapidly growing popularity. Smartphones are also becoming more and more personal as they start to carry more personal information. And are also at more of a risk these days as more people spend time accessing the internet via their Android device. However there are apps out there that can help us protect our Android devices such as Lookout Mobile Security, how? Lets take a look.
Functions & Design
The functions of Lookout Mobile Security can be divided into three main areas: equipment safety & anti-virus, data backup and equipment loss.
Device Safety is primarily the defense against malware and spyware, scanning Email attachments and downloaded apps for any potenital threats. In addition each week the app will go through all of your installed apps making sure everything is safe. The app itself is updated regularly to keep it up to date with all the new viruses and spyware, to keep all those new nasties away.
Lookout Mobile Security provides excellent data security, as it will automatically backup all of the data on your Android device. The data is then stored directly on the server of the company which can then be downloaded quickly back onto your Android device or your new one, whenever you need it.
And of course one of the biggest concerns these days with a smartphone is the theft of the device itself. Now unlike other some other security apps that allow the user to delete all the data from the stolen phone externally, Lookout Mobile Security takes another approach. In the case of the theft of your smartphone it is possible for the user to login to the Lookout Mobile Security developers website and track the current position of your phone on a map. If thats not enough you can also set of an alarm from your smartphone via the website, which will work even if the smartphone is muted. Of course these functions will only work if the thief has not turned off the device.
For a free app that is alot of features that can go a long way in protecting your smartphone. The anti-theft functions are very useful and if they have to turn the phone off to start the alarm then, it just makes it all the harder to access any important data on your smartphone. There is also a paid version available to download on the Android Market but the additional features it provides are not really a must have. Lookout Mobile Security and plus a little vigilance on your part and this app should keep your Android Device protected against most things out there.
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