The term phishing defines a criminal activity that uses social engineering (the manipulation of users in order to obtain confidential information). Phishing is often used to gain access to sensitive data such as bank account numbers, PIN numbers and more. Read more about this activity in the glossary. ESET Smart Security Premium includes anti-phishing protection, which blocks web pages known to distribute this type of content.
We strongly recommend that you enable Anti-Phishing in ESET Smart Security Premium. To do so, open Advanced setup (F5) and navigate to Web and email > Anti-Phishing protection.
Visit our Knowledgebase article for more information on Anti-Phishing protection in ESET Smart Security Premium.
Accessing a phishing website
When you access a recognized phishing website, the following dialog will be displayed in your web browser. If you still want to access the website, click Ignore threat (not recommended).
Phishing site reporting
The Report link enables you to report a phishing/malicious website to ESET for analysis.
Alternatively, you can submit the website by email. Send your email to email@example.com. Remember to use a descriptive subject and enclose as much information about the website as possible (for example, the website that referred you there, how you learned of this website, etc.).