How to install Lookout antivirus on android phones and tablets

Lookout Security & Antivirus is definitely an essential security app for anyone owning an Android device. It is a complete package, offering everything from protection against malware and privacy invasion to safety against theft and loss. Tempted to get the app on your device right away but concerned about the complexity of its setup? Well, you’ve definitely come to the right place. The following guide will help you set up Lookout Security & Antivirus on your Android conveniently without experiencing any hiccups.

  1. Open Play Store, type Lookout Security & Antivirus in the search field, tap the first search result, and finally tap the prominent “INSTALL” button.

  1. Go through the permissions, tap “ACCEPT” to begin downloading the app to your device.

  1. Be patient while the app downloads and then installs on your device.

  1. Run the app by tapping the “Open” button on Play Store, or by using the freshly created shortcut on your device’s homescreen.

  1. Upon running the app for the first time, you’ll be greeted by a welcome screen. Tap the yellow “Next” button at the bottom to proceed.

  1. Tap “Next” to continue the tour.

  1. Tap the box next to “Enable Signal Flare” to check it and then tap the “Done” button at the bottom to finish the one-time tour.

  1. Since you’re most likely using the app for the first time, you will need to create an account. Enter your email id and password in the respective fields and then tap “Start Protecting”.

  1. If you are willing to upgrade to the premium version, tap the yellow “Upgrade Now” button. Otherwise tap “No Thanks” at the bottom of the screen.

  1. You will be given an option to try out the premium version, or use the free version. Tap the gray “Continue to Lookout Free” button.

  1. Tap the box next to “Enable the Mobile Threat Network” to check it and then tap “Done” to reach the dashboard.

  1. Wait for the automatic scanning of installed apps to finish. If you want to manually run a scan, locate and tap the “Security” tab on the main dashboard.

  1. Look for the green button with “Scan Now” written on it and tap it to run a manual scan.

  1. To backup your contacts on cloud, locate and tap on the “Backup” tab on the main dashboard.

  1. Tap the green “Back Up Now” button to start saving the contact list on virtual drive.

  1. To find your device once it goes missing, tap on the “Missing Device” tab on the main dashboard.

  1. If your window in the middle is grayed out, it indicates that the GPS feature is switched off on your device. Tap the window to access the location settings. You can try out the scream through this screen, or give the locate feature through the browser.

  1. Turn Locations on by tapping the switch in front of it. Return to the app by pressing the return button on your device.

  1. You will now be able track the location of your device, or remotely sound off an alarm by going to from any device with an Internet connection and logging into your account. The “Enable Better Protection” tools will become available only after you upgrade to the premium version.

  1. To access general settings, tap the menu button on your device while on the main dashboard, and then tap “Settings”.

  1. Tap the box in front of different options to enable or disable them as per your requirement.

Note: The above screens and Lookout Security & Antivirus interface may differ from what you see on your device, depending on the version of the app and Android device you’re using. Furthermore, you can use the advanced app tools only after upgrading to the premium version.


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