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


  • Features available in the of ESETMobile Security
  • New features available in the latest version of ESETMobile 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 ofESETMobile Security for Android:


What's new | System Requirements | FAQ

ESET Mobile Security for Android combines a proactive scanning engine with Anti-Theft and SMS & 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 informationvisitour documentation.

What's new in the latest version:

  • 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 withESET 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 yourmy.eset.com Anti-Theft account, you have access to your device's data, includingcamera pictures, location tracking, on-screen messages, Anti-Theft optimization settings, current GPS position of adevice whenlow on battery, security password change, and IP address. See theESETMobile 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 theIgnore threatslist. If the name of the threat file changes, ESET Mobile Security will again detect it as a threat. You can remove the file from theIgnore threatslist at any time.
  • Proactive Anti-Theft
    If suspicious activity on your lost device is detected (such as an unauthorized SIM card being insertedor an incorrectpassword/pattern unlock attempt), you will receive an email notificationand 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 scanswhen 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
  • SMS/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; itincludes basic features
  • Trial: A 30-day trial license for the Full/Premiumproduct
  • Premium: Alicense 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.
    *ESETMobile Security for Android does not support Kindle Fire (1st Gen)
  • Device RAM: 512+ MB
  • Screen: Touchscreen (minimum240x320px)
  • Processor: 500+ MHz ARM7+
  • Internet connection

*Some feature functionality is OS version dependent.

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