[KB2744] What's new in ESET Mobile Security for Android?


  • Features available in the of ESET Mobile Security
  • New features available in the latest version of ESET Mobile Security
  • Google Play version: To find the latest version of ESET Mobile Security available for your device, open the Google Play app on your device or open the main menu in ESET Mobile Security application and tap Settings → Update.
  • Web version: Latest version of  ESET Mobile Security for Android




What's new | System Requirements | FAQ


ESET Mobile Security for Android combines a proactive scanning engine with Anti-Theft and Call Filter features to provide real-time protection against known and emerging threats.

SMS and call services

Features using SMS and call services are not available in ESET Mobile Security for Android downloaded from Google Play. For more information visit our documentation.

What's new in the latest version:

  • New Anti-Theft
    The Anti-Theft feature has been updated to improve security and usability.
    The security password was replaced by PIN code or pattern lock. You can reset it by entering your my.eset.com password.
  • Connected Home network scan
    Connected Home allows you to scan your network for devices connected to your router and to check for vulnerabilities. Connected Home scans your network in two steps.
  • Application lock
    Application lock is a premium feature available to users with a paid license. Application lock is an additional security feature that allows you to set a pin or fingerprint that will be required to unlock individual apps.
  • Referral codes
    Referral codes are only available to users with a Google Play license. Each device with ESET Mobile Security installed is assigned a unique referral code. Share and receive referral codes to get ESET Mobile Security free for up to a year. For more information about referral codes, click here.
  • Fingerprint lock
    This option is only available when a verified fingerprint is saved on your device. When enabled, you can use your fingerprint as your security password in ESET Mobile Security.
  • Removable media scan
    ESET Mobile Security scans all removable media connected to your device, like USB Flash drives and external Hard drives
  • Backup and restore
    ESET Mobile Security allows you to create a backup file containing your ESET Mobile Security settings. You can download this file to an external device and use it to restore your ESET Mobile Security settings.

Key features

  • Online Management of Anti-Theft features—From your my.eset.com Anti-Theft account, you have access to your device's data, including camera pictures, location tracking, on-screen messages, Anti-Theft optimization settings, current GPS position of a device when low on battery, security password change, and IP address. See the ESET Mobile Security Product Overview (PDF) for more detailed descriptions of the online management features.
  • Ignore threatsOption to add detected threats to a whitelist. When a threat is detected, you have the option to ignore the threat. ESET Mobile Security will then add the name of the file to the Ignore threats list. If the name of the threat file changes, ESET Mobile Security will again detect it as a threat. You can remove the file from the Ignore threats list at any time.
  • Proactive Anti-Theft
    If suspicious activity on your lost device is detected (such as an unauthorized SIM card being inserted or an incorrect password/pattern unlock attempt), you will receive an email notification and Proactive Anti-Theft will lock your device, take camera snapshots, and relay location information so you can track your missing device via my.eset.com.
  • On-Charger Scan—From the Automatic Scans menu, you can choose to only start scans when the device is fully charged and in an idle state (you must enable this feature; it is not enabled by default).
  • Variable depth of scanning (Quick/Smart/Deep)
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Background scanning will run while you use your mobile device
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Call filtering for specific contacts and specific times
  • Anti-Theft Wizard and Startup Wizard
  • Built-in USSD Control to protect you against attacks via malicious SMS messages, QR codes or URL links
  • Application Audit to monitor the permissions of installed apps

ESET Mobile Security for Android is offered in three products: 

  • Free: A lifetime license for the Free product; it includes basic features
  • Trial: A 30-day trial license for the Full/Premium product
  • Premium: A license for the Full/Premium product for the duration of your subscription

Features available in Free and Premium/Trial versions

General and Usability    
Activity Log
Language Settings
Tablet Support
Startup Wizard
Customer Care Contact Form (Support)
Password Protection  
Customer Experience Improvement Program  
Phone / Online Support  
Security Report  
Referral codes   
Refer a friend   
Application lock   
Unlock device / change password  
Call Filter (removed in Google Play)  
SMS text commands removal (Google Play)
Proactive protection
Fingerprint lock   
Uninstall Protection
SIM Guard
Trusted SIM cards  
my.eset.com web portal  
Antivirus and Security
On-Demand scan
Real-Time Protection 
Scanning Logs
ESET Live Grid©
Detection of Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA)
Device Monitoring  
Application Audit  
Scheduled Scan  
On-Charger Scan  
Ignore threats List  

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System Requirements:

  • Operating system: Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.
    *ESET Mobile Security for Android does not support Kindle Fire (1st Gen)
  • Device RAM: 512+ MB
  • Screen: Touchscreen (minimum 240x320px)
  • Processor: 500+ MHz ARM7+
  • Internet connection

*Some feature functionality is OS version dependent.

Dual SIM and rooted devices

Dual SIM and rooted devices are not supported. The Anti-Theft and Call Filter features are not available on tablets that do not support calling or messaging.

For answers to frequently asked questions, refer to the following Knowledgebase article: