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, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, or usernames and passwords. Find more information about phishing in ESET Glossary.

ESET recommends keeping Anti-Phishing enabled (Setup > Enter application preferences > Anti-Phishing Protection). All potential phishing attacks coming from dangerous web sites or domains will be blocked, and a warning notification will be displayed informing you of the attack.

To test whether the Anti-Phishing is working, refer to the AMTSO test page.