Device Administrator Setting in UNSAFE State

  • 21 August 2017
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Userlevel 5
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Wondering why my Kindle & Webroot Mobile Device about 8 months ago has a yellow exclamation! My Tablet needs attention.  I know how to activate this on my Kindle but leery of doing so.  If my device gets stolen it can scream, lock, and lock with message however I don't take the Kindle out of my house. I just left as is. 
So if my Kindle does get stolen if this feature is not activated I won't be able to locate it via GPS?
I read some other users that posted back in 2012 that when their Android goes in safe mode it locks and they have to input the password. Not sure if this is still relevent.
I am going to leave as is. Thanks!

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Userlevel 7
Welcome, @!
By activating the Device Administrator, you are preventing your Webroot Security app from being uninstalled by other apps or unauthorized actions. It also ensures tracking data will continue to be sent to the management console from lost or stolen devices. This is to ensure the security of our devices for our customers.
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