ESET Mobile Security For Android Review

James Han
Raiding Company ESET Mobile Security
Protect your Android smartphone and tablet from emerging threats. Keep your phone or tablet secure and its contents away from prying eyes with award-winning ESET antivirus technology.

Basic complete function, antivirus, anti-spam, anti-theft, security audit

Concise and practical, no extra things

Ease of Use:
The operation is simple, easy to get

A practical phone protection software, can protect your phone from the virus and spam mail

All the function very close to the needs of the consumers

ESET is already a well-known player in the mobile security market, with its NOD32 antivirus and ESET Smart Security suite providing effective protection for Windows Mobile and Symbian powered devices. ESET Mobile Security for Android Beta now extends the same protection to Android mobiles.


ESET Mobile delivers its basic function of protecting against Android malware by using heuristic analysis, and provides a host of other functionalities that make it among the best available in the industry. Specific features include:

Checking processes and new apps in real time, scanning for threats on demand, and scanning archives optionally


A daily security audit that detects and fixes issues automatically, and reports security problems with Bluetooth, GPS, GSM network, and installed applications
Providing a full set of configuration choices for the user to choose from, similar to what PC-based antivirus provides. This is unlike many other mobile security products that eliminates all antivirus configurations


Setup is quick and painless. Create an account with your email address, and you're good to go. Like with other mobile security apps, you have to enable ESET as a Device Administrator to use remote control tools, such as remotely locating your device.

Locking the phone on insertion of a SIM card not marked as trusted. The suite then sends an alert SMS to the predefined contact, providing the new SIM card’s phone number, the International Mobile Subscriber Identity number and the phone’s IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity number. ESET also protects against uninstallation on Android 2.2 and later.



Antispam feature that allows blocking specific blacklisted numbers or all incoming calls and texts from outside the contact list, and maintaining a log of blocked calls and texts to review and make changes

Automatic alerts when battery power or free disk space is too low
Task Manager to view running processes and terminate non-system processes.

ESET also relies a lot on Trusted Friends—like emergency contacts—just to use some of its features. Trusted Friends will be alerted for password reminders and SIM card switch-outs (more on how this works later, and to use the app's remote controls you'll also need to send text-based commands from one of their phones. This does enhance theft protection, but it's an obstacle if you've simply misplaced your phone and your friends are out of town. We haven't seen any other mobile security apps impose such a limitation. Add to your Trusted Buddy list by manually entering their phone numbers, or by tapping names in your contact list.

If you need a simple, compact android antivirus app, and don't want to be some unnecessary function interference, this one may be a very good choice.

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