The term phishing describes a criminal activity that involves manipulating users into providing their confidential information on a website that appears genuine but is not. This type of manipulation is known as social engineering. 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 listed in the ESET malware database will be blocked and a warning notification will be displayed informing you of the attempted attack.

Anti-Phishing integrates with the most common web browsers available on Android OS – Chrome and stock browsers that come as pre-installed on Android devices (usually called 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 Mobile Security warns you if Anti-Phishing protection requires additional permissions to be granted by 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).

To disable the Anti-Phishing tap the menu button three_dots_menuand tap Disable.