[KB6380] Enable Anti-Phishing in ESET mobile products for Android




Getting started with ESET Mobile Security for Android: Step 5 of 6

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The term phishing describes a criminal activity that uses the manipulation of users to gain access to sensitive data such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, PIN numbers or usernames and passwords.

We recommend that you enable Anti-Phishing for maximum protection against potential phishing attacks. After you have completed the installation of ESET Mobile Security or ESET Endpoint Security for Android, you must enable accessibility permissions for ESET in order to enable the full functionality of the Anti-Phishing module for all internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Opera Mini).

Anti-Phishing integrates with the most common web browsers available on Android OS. Other browsers may be listed as Unprotected since they do not provide sufficient integration for Anti-Phishing. We recommend that you do not use unsupported web browsers to fully utilize the Anti-Phishing feature.


Follow the steps below to enable accessibility permissions and enable Anti-Phishing.

  1. Open ESET Mobile Security for Android.
  2. Tap Anti-Phishing.

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  1. Tap Enable. ESET Anti-Phishing needs accessibility permissions in order to function correctly.

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  1. Tap Allow. Your device's settings will open and you will allow the permissions there.

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  1. Tap OK in the Application permissions screen.

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  1. Scroll down to the Services section and tap ESET Mobile Security to view the accessibility permissions.

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  1. Next to Off, tap the slider bar to enable the accessibility permissions.

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  1. Tap OK to allow the permissions for Anti-Phishing to function correctly.

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If the OK button is inactive, click here.
If the OK button does not respond when you tap it and you are using Android 6 (Marshmallow), it might be caused by another application that is using the Draw over other apps permission. To turn enable accessibility for Anti-Phishing, you must turn off the Draw over other apps permission for this application. To do so, navigate to:
  1. SettingApps.
  2. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner and select the Draw over other apps option.
  3. Select the problematic application.
  4. Deselect Permit drawing over other apps.
  5. Repeat Accessibility activation again
If you are using a Samsung device, navigate to:
  1. SettingsApplicationsApplication Manager.
  2. Tap More in the top right corner and select the Draw over other appsApps that can appear on top option.
  3. Tap the problematic application to block the permission for it.
  4. Repeat Accessibility activation again

Anti-Phishing is now enabled and you are protected against potential phishing attacks.

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