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Scan level

There are two scan levels to choose from:

Smart — Smart Scan will scan installed applications, DEX files (executable files for Android OS), SO files (libraries), archives with a maximum scanning depth of three nested archives and SD card content.

In-depth — In-depth scan will scan all file types regardless of their extension in both internal memory and SD card.

Real-time protection

Real-time scanner launches automatically at system startup and scans the files that you interact with. It automatically scans the Download folder and installed or updated applications.

ESET LiveGrid© reputation system

ESET LiveGrid© is a preventative system designed to provide your device with an additional level of security. It constantly monitors your system’s running programs and processes against the latest intelligence collected from millions of ESET users worldwide. This allows us to offer better and more precise proactive protection and scanning speeds to all ESET users. We recommend that you enable this feature.

ESET LiveGrid© feedback system

This allows us to collect anonymous statistics, crash reports, and diagnostics data about suspicious objects, which we process automatically to create the detection mechanism in our cloud system.

Removable media

ESET Mobile Security scans all removable media connected to your device, like USB Flash drives, External Hard drives...

Detect potentially unwanted applications

A potentially unwanted application is a program that contains adware, installs toolbars, traces your search results, or has other unclear objectives. There may be some situations where you believe that the benefit provided by the potentially unwanted application outweigh the risks. For this reason, ESET assigns this category of applications a lower-risk compared to malicious software.

Detect potentially unsafe applications

There are many legitimate applications whose function is to simplify the administration of networked devices. This classification includes programs such as remote access tools, password-cracking applications, and keyloggers. Potentially unsafe applications is a classification used for commercial, legitimate software. However, in the wrong hands, they can be misused for malicious purposes. Enable the Detect potentially unsafe applications option to monitor this category of applications and block them if you prefer.

Update server

This option allows you to enable updates to your device from the Pre-release server. Pre-release updates have gone through thorough internal testing and will be available to the general public soon. You can benefit by having early access to the most recent detection methods and fixes. However, pre-release updates might not be completely stable at all times. To check the versions of the current program modules, tap Menu three_dots_menu in the ESET Mobile Security main screen and tap About > ESET Mobile Security. It is recommended that basic users leave the Release server option selected by default.