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What do reviews say about Lookout's mobile security software?

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Lookout's Mobile Security software package has received excellent reviews from the technology editorials Download.com and PCMag.com. Lookout is a security technology company that specializes in software for the Android line of mobile devices. Mobile Security is a pay-to-use service that received the PCMag.com Editor's Choice Award for Android device security.

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Lookout Mobile Security is praised for its well-designed user interface, Obsidian, that is noted as being lightweight, easy to use and includes premium features that integrate unobtrusively. Lookout is also praised for the efficacy of its security features that run quietly and test consistently well in third-party malware detection tests. It is also noted as having a comprehensive set of protection features that supersede the need for multiple security apps.

Lookout also includes physical protection features, like Signal Flare, which record your mobile device's physical location in case the battery dies, and an integrated device locator that reports your device's exact location in case it is stolen. Overall, Mobile Security draws praise for having a well thought out, full set of features that is easy to use and does not interfere with the regular operation of your device.

There are a few complaints about Lookout Mobile Security. One complaint is that some of the available premium features are offered by other services for free. Another complaint is that data backup is limited, with no detection for SIM cards. One reviewer says the device drains the device battery. Overall, the complaints about Mobile Security were minor, mostly mentioning convenience and the fact that the premium features aren't free.

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