T-Mobile Partners With Lookout To Add Malware Protection To Android Devices

T-Mobile and Lookout announce a joint effort to offer T-Mobile customers “instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security.” T-Mobile will provide customers free, out of the box protection beginning on the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Automatic App Security, will have Lookout scan any downloaded app for potential threats and notify the users if there are any security threats.

The product works automatically requiring no input from the customer and can be uninstalled if the customer wants to go with alternative protection or no security software. Customers will pay a $2.99 per-month option for the upgrade to Look’s full security suite, which includes such features as helping to find or erase a  lost device.

With Automatic App Security customers do not need to take any action to safeguard the device. Lookout will scan all applications upon download and conduct weekly scans for potential threats, using its Mobile Threat Network, the world’s largest database of applications. If there is a potential threat, Lookout will provide information and instructions on how to protect against the threat or uninstall the application.

Check the full press release below for all the details:


T-Mobile and Lookout Team Up to Bring Leading Mobile Security Solution to Protect Customers’ Devices

An industry first, T-Mobile and Lookout will provide customers with exclusive service: Out-of-the-box protection against application malware and viruses

BELLEVUE, Wash., and SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 24, 2012 — Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Lookout Inc., the leader in mobile security, announced the companies have partnered to provide T-Mobile customers instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security. Exclusively for T-Mobile customers, Lookout’s Automatic App Security will come preloaded on select devices this year and is expected on most Android devices in 2013, securing smartphones and tablets right out of the box for free.

“T-Mobile wants our customers to enjoy the full benefits of the smartphone or tablet experience, including worry-free access to applications, which is why we are taking extra measures to protect their devices, privacy and data,” said Ian McKerlich, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “Lookout already scans more than 36 million applications for T-Mobile customers every day. Preloading Automatic App Security on our devices allows even more customers to enjoy the security and peace of mind of knowing that they’re protected with the leading Android mobile security and antivirus app.”

“As we rely more on our mobile devices, for everything from business to social to banking, it is increasingly important that we protect them from threats,” said John Hering, CEO of Lookout. “Mobile security is a priority for T-Mobile, and we are excited to work with them on keeping people everywhere safe on their favorite devices. Automatic App Security is just one way that T-Mobile is making mobile security simple.”

Since Automatic App Security is preloaded, T-Mobile customers are protected as soon as the device is turned on. There is no setup or registration required to safeguard the device. Lookout will scan all applications upon download, in addition to providing weekly scans for potential threats, using its Mobile Threat Network, the world’s largest database of applications. The user will be notified if the application is determined to be safe or not. If an application is identified as potentially harmful, Lookout will provide information and instructions on how to protect against the threat or uninstall the application.

With Automatic App Security, T-Mobile customers should receive an improved overall wireless experience — at no additional charge. The LG Optimus L9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1 will be the first devices preloaded with Automatic App Security when it is available in the coming weeks. Existing T-Mobile customers can enjoy the same benefits by either registering the version of Lookout that’s preloaded on their Android devices or by downloading it from the T-Mobile Picks section of Google Play.

Automatic App Security from Lookout is added security against mobile threats for T-Mobile customers. In addition, customers will have access to security with the Lookout Mobile Security app, which will come preloaded on most T-Mobile Android devices. The Lookout Mobile Security app provides free award-winning protection from spyware and malware, provides the ability to back up and restore contacts, and finds a missing device with custom SCREAM Tones, even when the ringer is off. Lookout Premium, which offers additional protection, including the ability to back up photos, remotely lock devices and wipe content, and find out which apps or services are accessing personal information, is available on compatible devices for only $2.99 per month (plus taxes).

To learn more about Lookout Mobile Security, please visit Google Play.


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  • I thought they already were partners….Lookout has been pre-installed on my Sensation, Sidekick 4g, myTouch 4Gslide, and One S. And I’m sure every last (except G series&Nexus)T-Mobile branded android phone has had it. Well I guess its more formal now.

  • Mirad77

    Isn’t Lookout already free and doing just that from Play store?

  • Josue

    wait why is it $2.99 when the service is free?

    • Yoko

      Only cost if u get the wipe features find phone etc

      • Josue

        ahh makes sense

  • steveb944

    Now if only the rest of the bloatware could be uninstalled easily…

    • s10shane

      you can at least disable the bloatware lol. its better then nothing unless u wanna root your phone

  • s10shane

    this is good, i always have lookout installed on my phones. also i noticed we can at least disable t-mobile’s bloatware without rooting. i just noticed this on my htc one s, lol

    • Adam Cab

      care to show how to disable the bloatware?

      • s10shane

        yeah sure. go to settings>Apps>All>click on one of the t-mobile bloatware apps. then you should see disable. if it doesn’t say disable, it might say uninstall updates, once you uninstall the update then it should say disable. click on that and the app wont run anymore and it wont show up in the app drawer.

  • DrScope

    I wish they would add an app that blocks spyware, oh oops, that would block all of T-mobiles apps… Never mind.

  • Sean

    Still waiting on that Relay review

  • Chris

    Oh god no… time for a nexus only device in future.

  • A Wu

    This is fairly old news…my HTC One S came with lookout pre installed. I’ve also been using and recommending lookout since I first started using it back in ’09 during it’s beta run

  • I would never pay for something like this

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      You don’t have to. It’s free.

      • Josue

        what he said

  • Nexus lexus

    Great another company that can legally spy on me.

  • Arvin

    If you know anything about software you know lookout does nothing to protect your phone.

  • Magenta Man

    My HTC One S already does this lol

  • Magenta Man

    My HTC One S already does this lol…