Anti-Phishing web protection

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, PIN numbers and more.

ESET Mail Security includes anti-phishing protection, which blocks web pages known to distribute this type of content. We strongly recommend that you enable Anti-Phishing in ESET Mail Security. Visit our Knowledgebase article exlink for more information on Anti-Phishing protection in ESET Mail Security.

When you access a recognized phishing website, the following dialog will be displayed in your web browser. If you still want to access the website, click Ignore threat (not recommended).



Potential phishing websites that have been whitelisted will expire after several hours by default. To allow a website permanently, use the URL address management tool.

If you run across a suspicious website that appears to be phishing or otherwise malicious, you can report it to ESET for analysis. Before submitting a website to ESET, make sure it meets one or more of the following criteria:

the website is not detected at all

the website is incorrectly detected as a threat. In this case, you can Report a false-positive phishing site exlink.

Alternatively, you can submit the website by email. Send your email to Remember to use a descriptive subject and enclose as much information about the website as possible (for example, the website that referred you there, how you learned of this website, etc.).