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Phishing describes a criminal activity involving manipulating users into providing 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, payment card numbers, PINs or usernames, and passwords.

Anti-Phishing in ESET Mobile Security protects against websites deemed malicious or dangerous.

We recommend that you keep Anti-Phishing enabled. When 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 and social network apps 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 because they do not provide sufficient integration for Anti-Phishing. To fully utilize the Anti-Phishing functionality, we recommend not using unsupported web browsers.


For proper Anti-Phishing integration with web browsers, we recommend using Android 6 (Marshmallow) or later.

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 support 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 three dots three_dots_menuin the Anti-Phishing section, and tap Disable.

Accessibility permission on ESET Mobile Security installed from the .APK file on Android 13



For security reasons, Android 13 restricts accessibility permission to apps installed from .apk files to prevent uninformed access to these permissions.

How ESET Mobile Security uses this permission

We use this permission to access the URLs of websites you visit. We analyze these websites for malicious intent, such as phishing, malware or other dangerous activities.

The website is blocked when a threat is detected to protect your sensitive data.

Data accessed via accessibility permission are not shared with any third parties.

To solve the accessibility issue:


Allow accessibility permission

For the illustrated instructions, read our Knowledgebase article (it may only be available in English).

1.Open Settings > Accessibility > Downloaded apps, and the ESET Mobile Security is unavailable.

2.Tap the ESET Mobile Security app, and the Restricted setting dialog opens.

3.Tap OK.

4.Go to Settings > Apps > ESET Mobile Security to open the App info.

5.Tap the three-dot menu icon three_dots_menu in the upper right corner > Allow restricted settings.

Restricted settings are now allowed, and you can start using the application securely.


Anti-Phishing on Samsung DeX

Anti-Phishing is not supported on devices connected to the Samsung DeX station.

Protected Browsers


Chrome Beta


Firefox Beta


Opera Beta

Opera Mini

Opera Mini Beta

Opera TV browser

Samsung Internet


Yandex browser

DuckDuckGo ( in ESET Mobile Security version 6.1 and later)

Kiwi browser


Silk in Amazon devices

Mi browser

Xiaomi Mi browser

Vewd in Android TV

Protected social network apps


Facebook Lite


Messenger Lite


Social network apps that use protected browser components for web view are also protected.