Add new device to ESET Anti-Theft

Follow the instructions below to protect your device and data from theft. Please specify whether you are adding a Windows or an Android device:

Add a new Windows device

Add a new Android device


You cannot add a new device directly from the ESET HOME web portal. Add a device or multiple devices assigned to your ESET HOME account directly from ESET Internet Security, ESET Smart Security Premium or ESET Mobile Security.

Add a new Windows device


ESET Anti-Theft is not intended for Microsoft Windows Home Server.

After installing and activating your ESET product, you are prompted to set up additional ESET security tools. To activate ESET Anti-Theft, click Enable next to the Anti-Theft option and continue to step 3.

View illustrated instructions (recommended).

1.To open your ESET product, double-click the ESET icon in the taskbar.

2.In the main program window, click Setup > Security tools and then click the slider bar next to ESET Anti-Theft.


3.Enter your email address and the password for your ESET HOME account, and then click Sign in. If you do not have a ESET HOME account, click Create account.


4.Type a name for your device and click Continue.

5.Anti-Theft is activated, and your device is associated with your Anti-Theft account on the ESET Anti-Theft portal. Click Close.

6.The ESET Anti-Theft window opens automatically. If it does not, visit and log in. In the Anti-Theft window, click Optimization.

7.Click Create Phantom account. The phantom account helps you recover your device should it ever become lost or stolen. A phantom account is required to utilize all Anti-Theft features.

8.Click Create Phantom account. The default phantom account name is "John." It is not necessary to change the Phantom account name.

9.After creating the Phantom account, your Anti-Theft account is fully optimized. Your device shows Not missing.

This device is associated with your ESET HOME account, and ESET Anti-Theft is enabled. All devices associated with your ESET HOME account are accessible from the My devices section.

Add a new Android device

After ESET Mobile Security is installed, associate your device to your ESET HOME account.

View illustrated instructions (recommended).

1.Tap Anti-Theft in the ESET Mobile Security main screen.

2.Tap Enable.

3.Enter your ESET HOME credentials and tap Sign in if you have an existing account or tap I don't have an account if you do not have an existing ESET HOME account. If you have an existing account, skip to step 6.

4.Type the email address and password for your ESET HOME account, confirm the password, and then tap I agree to ESET Terms & Conditions > Create.

5.To verify your new account, click the verification link sent to your email address and then tap Continue.

6.Tap Continue in the Allow access screen to permit settings for Find device location, Access camera, and Read phone information. Note: Some phones may also ask you to allow Edit files access.

7.Tap Allow in the next three screens to continue.

8.In the Screen overlay screen, tap Continue and then enable Permit drawing over other apps.

9.To permit Usage Access permission, tap Continue.

10.To turn on Apps with usage access, tap ESET Mobile Security.

11.To permit Notification Access permission, tap Continue.

12.To turn on Do Not Disturb access, tap ESET Mobile Security > Allow.

13.To permit Enable uninstall permission, tap Continue.

14.To allow ESET Mobile Security to act as a device administrator, tap Activate this device administrator.

15.To protect important settings inESET Mobile Security, enter a PIN, tap the checkmark, and then confirm your PIN.

16.Devices with SIM cards: To Trust this SIM card, tap Trust. This will add your current SIM card to the list of trusted SIM cards. Otherwise, tap Skip.
Devices without SIM cards: Skip to step 18.

17.ESET Mobile Security 6.x users: To enable the trusted SIM card functionality, tap Trust. ESET creates a unique identifier on your SIM card and in your contacts.
ESET Mobile Security 5.4 and earlier users: You will not receive a unique identifier and must add a trusted contact. To add a trusted contact, enter the contact's Name and Phone number, and then tap Save. Otherwise, tap Skip. To send your trusted contact an SMS message with instructions on how to use SMS commands, tap Send. Otherwise, tap Don't Send.

18.Your device has been fully optimized for Anti-Theft.