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Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android

By Lookout Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 5, 2017

Lookout Security & Antivirus takes a broad-spectrum approach to mobile security, monitoring everything from malware attacks to identity theft.

Pros

Scanning for threats: Lookout automatically checks new downloads and app updates for problems. Its scans are not the snappiest, but once they've been completed, the app presents a scrolling list of its findings. You can also initiate a scan from the app's security screen.

Security monitoring: Lookout offers several tiers of protection. The free version of the app actively scans for malware and offers basic tools for locating a lost device.

A Premium subscription runs $2.99 per month and checks which personal information your installed apps can access, such as contacts or your device's motion and environmental sensors. You also get expanded tools for locating a lost phone, alerts when a company you have an app associated with is hacked, monitoring for suspicious email and websites, and a VPN for secure network connections.

Lookout's $9.99 Premium Plus monthly subscription offers features not normally associated with Android antivirus software. Its monitoring service can detect whether your personal or financial information is on the Web, help identify where the leak came from, and offer guidance on how to recover from the leak. The plan offers insurance for covering the cost of recovering your identity. The service also monitors social media for potentially damaging personal information.

Helpful navigation: The app's interface is easy to navigate, with most security tools a swipe or two away.

Cons

Lacks third-party test scores: Lookout does not participate in third-party testing by AV-Test or AV-Comparitives, independent security and antivirus research firms that test the effectiveness of antivirus software. While many antivirus companies score well on the tests, it's difficult to judge Lookout's effectiveness without the scores.

Bottom Line

Lookout's approach to mobile security extends beyond what most other antivirus apps provide. In addition to antivirus and device protection, Lookout monitors for data breaches and identity theft at a price that competes with that of monitoring services like Lifelock or Complete ID. If you are looking for full-service malware and fraud monitoring, Lookout's security app for Android is hard to beat.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2017

General

Release January 13, 2017
Date Added January 13, 2017
Version 2017

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 86,831
Downloads Last Week 14
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Developer's Description

Lookout makes it possible for individuals and enterprises to be both mobile, productive and secure, having built a product that tens of millions of people around the world rely on to stay protected. Lookout customers and their devices contribute to a global network that feeds intelligence on the mobile threat landscape back to the Lookout Security Cloud. With more than 90K apps added to Lookout's Security Network every day, only Lookout can identify threats first and eliminate them before they do harm. With this robust intelligence, the Lookout Security Cloud conducts complex correlations and predicts future risk, identifying threats that would otherwise evade legacy systems and go unseen. With the world's most comprehensive mobile data set, Lookout provides powerful threat protection that makes the world more secure as it becomes more connected.