Lookout Mobile Security adds File System and Install Monitoring to both free and premium users

We’re big fans of Lookout Mobile Security here at Talk Android. They just keep getting better. Today they announced two new services: File System Monitoring and Install Monitoring. These two services are aimed at those of you that like to download apps from alternative markets, forums, or any other means. Lookout already has protection for scanning apps after installation, but this update will scan these 3rd party apps before installation. That’s the ultimate form of protection because there’s no sense installing something that’s malware to begin with.


Don’t worry if you download these third party apps to your SD card because Lookout will scan your card and let you know in real time because it constantly ‘watches” your card. Since most people look to install an app immediately upon downloading, this makes sense. Many traditional scans are scheduled so if you download an apk, but your scan isn’t scheduled for another 3 days, what’s the sense?

With Install Monitoring, users will be given an option to scan all third party apps at the beginning of the side-load installation process.

Hit the links below to grab the update or give Lookout a try if you haven’t already. It’s free to get started.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.