I recently read about Lookout Mobile Security and decided to check it out. I went to their web site and read all their features. I then went to Android Market Place and downloaded it.
It installed quickly and easily. I get a truly lousy Verizon signal at my home. Verizon, please note, it is truly a lousy, lousy, abysmally weak signal. If my phone didn’t have WiFi I would never download anything. Setting up the Ap was very easy. I did a back up and then went to the web site and verified my contacts had been backed up. If you upgrade to Premium you can back up your pictures and music too. ($2.99/month)
In addition to backup you have antivirus protection. Another feature available in the free version is the ability to find your phone from your computer. You need to have your GPS turned on for this feature to work. Initially it found my phone within 2550 meters. That is pretty basically useless. I stopped GPS and restarted and then it found the phone within 75 meters. Again, that seems pretty useless until you add the Scream feature. Scream sends a signal to your phone that activates your camera flash and provides a loud audible siren. Combine Scream with location and you can find your phone if you forget where you left it or lost it. Premium adds the ability to lock and or wipe your phone’s data. I turned off GPS and Scream still worked. However due to my lousy Verizon signal, it took several minutes before I got a tiny little bar and then my phone started screaming.
All in all, I recommend you check out the application for your phone. It works and it is FREE.