The Anti-Theft feature protects your mobile device from unauthorized access.

If you lose your device or someone steals it and replaces your SIM card with a new (untrusted) one, the device will automatically be locked by ESET Mobile Security and an alert SMS will be sent to the user-defined phone number(s). This message will include the phone number of the currently inserted SIM card, the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number and the phone's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. The unauthorized user will not be aware that this message has been sent because it will automatically be deleted from your device's messaging threads. You can also request the GPS coordinates of your lost mobile device, or remotely erase all data stored on the device.

You must set up the trusted friends feature and add their phone numbers to the trusted friends list. Visit our Knowledgebase article to set up Anti-Theft protection in ESET Mobile Security.


Text messaging features

The Trusted SIM cards and SMS Text Commands Anti-Theft features are not available on CDMA devices and devices that do not support text messaging.



SMS Features

To access features that use SMS services in ESET Mobile Security, you need to install the ESET SMS Tool application. For more information, visit the ESET SMS tool documentation or our Knowledgebase article.