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What's new in ESET Mobile Security for Android?

Issue

  • Features available in the of ESET Mobile Security
  • New features available in the latest version of ESET Mobile Security
  • 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.

Solution

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.
 

What's new in the latest version:

  • 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.
     
  • 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 threats
    Option 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.

  • 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).

Key features

  • 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.
  • 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; 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


 

 
Antivirus and Security    
On-Demand Scan
Real-Time Protection
Quarantine
Scanning Logs
ESET Live Grid (Malware Submissions)
Detection of Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA)
Device Monitoring  
Apps Audit  
Anti-Phishing  
Automatic Scheduled Scan  
On-Charger Scan  
Ignore threats List  
 
Anti-Theft    
SMS Command: Find (Locale)
SMS Command: Siren
SMS Command: Lock
Uninstall Protection
SIM Guard
SMS Command: Wipe  
Anti-Theft Wizard  
my.eset.com online account management  
 
SMS & Call Filter    
SMS / MMS / Call Blocking  
Time-based Blocking  
Group Blocking  
Block Last Caller  
Logs  
 
Online Device Management    
Suspicious State  
Camera Pictures  
Location Tracking  
On Screen Message  
Optimization  
Device is Low On Battery  
Security Password Changed  
 
General and Usability    
Language Settings
Help
USSD Control
Tablet Support
Setup Wizard
Customer Care Contact Form (Support)
Password Protection  
Manual Update  
Scheduled Updates  
Automatic Update  
Phone / Online Support  
Fingerprint lock    
Referral codes   
Application lock   

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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

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

 

 



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