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Bruinator    31

Hi,

 

I use lookout app as an AV / security for my phone. I would like to fine an app which will allow me to set up scan to run automatically on it. Is there an app to accomplish this?

 

thx

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Nick H.    9,448

I use Tasker to automate tasks, but I haven’t set it up to scan using Lookout so I’m not sure if you can set that. I think it should be possible though, you can download a trial version to see.

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Bruinator    31
47 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

I use Tasker to automate tasks, but I haven’t set it up to scan using Lookout so I’m not sure if you can set that. I think it should be possible though, you can download a trial version to see.

Nick,

 

When you have some time, could you plz help me with setting up a task using this app so I can get an idea how to use it in your own words? I dont have my phone to fool around with it. I would really appreciate it. If you are busy, may be someone else could help.

 

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Brandon H    2,711

I have Lookout/Knox on my Galaxy A6 and can tell you it automatically scans any newly installed apps and I'm pretty sure it auto scans files after they download too.

 

Is a scheduled full scan really needed?

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Bruinator    31
1 hour ago, Brandon H said:

I have Lookout/Knox on my Galaxy A6 and can tell you it automatically scans any newly installed apps and I'm pretty sure it auto scans files after they download too.

 

Is a scheduled full scan really needed?

Not really sure if it is or not? Your advice / opinion?

 

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Nick H.    9,448
11 hours ago, Brandon H said:

I have Lookout/Knox on my Galaxy A6 and can tell you it automatically scans any newly installed apps and I'm pretty sure it auto scans files after they download too.

 

Is a scheduled full scan really needed?

This was my initial thought. Since Lookout scans all apps that I download - both from the store and unknown sources - I've never thought about performing a manual scan. But it wasn't the question and it gives me an opportunity to plug Tasker; honestly the best app I've paid money for. 😛

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Brandon H    2,711
6 hours ago, Nick H. said:

This was my initial thought. Since Lookout scans all apps that I download - both from the store and unknown sources - I've never thought about performing a manual scan. But it wasn't the question and it gives me an opportunity to plug Tasker; honestly the best app I've paid money for. 😛

 

16 hours ago, Bruinator said:

Not really sure if it is or not? Your advice / opinion?

 

thx

For the reasons Nick stated I don't believe a manually scheduled full scan is necessary

Those features are probably the developers reasoning on not including a scheduler as well. the other android AV apps are all the same way from my experience as well.

 

If you do want to set a scheduled scan then I'm sure Nick can help you pull that off with the Tasker app he uses but as an alternate to a task scheduler I believe one of Lookout's subscription features is live protection on non-secured wifi (i've had a trial notification come up on my phone mentioning it)

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