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.

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