The term phishing defines a criminal activity that uses social engineering (the manipulation of users to obtain their confidential information). Phishing is often used to gain access to sensitive data such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, PIN numbers or usernames, and passwords.

We recommend that you keep Anti-Phishing enabled. All potential phishing attacks coming from websites or domains will be displayed in a notification informing you of the attempted attack.

Anti-Phishing integrates with the most common web browsers available on Android OS including Chrome and stock browsers that come pre-installed on Android devices (usually labeled Internet or Browser). Other browsers may be listed as Unprotected since they do not provide sufficient integration for Anti-Phishing. To fully utilize the Anti-Phishing functionality, we recommend that you do not use unsupported web browsers.


Improve functionality – ESET Smart TV Security warns you if Anti-Phishing protection requires you to allow additional permissions in the Android OS. Tap Allow to open the system's Accessibility settings and consider the available options to provide support for more browsers and enable protection when browsing in private (incognito) mode. If you do not want this issue to be reported as a problem, tap Ignore this issue (not recommended).