ESET 's solution for Android keeps your smartphone free from viruses, ransomware, adware, phishing and other malware. You can safely download files, shop, do online banking, or just browse the web.
It comes in a free version with the possibility to update it to "Premium", kind of like Malwarebytes.
Because ESET keeps updating their databases 2-3 times per day, not paying for the premium option will give you nag-screens, so you make sure to manually update the database regularly in order to stay protected if you don want to buy a premium license.
Latest version: 220.127.116.11-15 March 23.
After installed size shows: 65,84MB
Size of download: 31.35MB APK ( Shows 31.4MB ) when downloaded.
- Android 6.0 and higher
- Device RAM 512+MB
- Touch screen (minimum 480x800px)
- Processor: 500+ MHz ARM7+
- Internet connection
- Google Play and Accessibility services
This app sends data to ESET, but the company states that they do not share it with any third-party and all data is encrypted. Dual SIM and rooted devices are not supported. Some features (for example, Anti-Theft) are not available on tablets that do not support calling and messaging.
Data being collected is:
- Your exact location
- Personal information ( E-mail ) create one without your using your name.
- Crash logs and diagnostic data
- Device ID and other non-specified PII.
Other important information:
- In-app purchase "Premium".
- Over 10 million + installs via Google Play™
- Unlike other app developers: ESET lets you request your data to be deleted !
- GMail accounts or Apple supported, but you can create an account with any e-mail address.
- Free version: AdWare Detector needs access to your device to identify apps running on your device.
- Two icons will be added. ESET Payment Protection and ESET Security.
- Real-Time Scanning
- Security Report
- Activity Log
- USB On-The-Go Scanner
Paid version ( Premium ):
- All free features
- Payment Protection
- Network Inspector
- Proactive Anti-Theft
- App Lock
- Call Filter
- Scheduled Scanning
- Automatic Update of Detection Modules
How to install the app:
Or you can download the .apk file from here:
►APKMirror 31,4MB in size. Checked file on VirusTotal - no red flags !
Tested on a SAMSUNG GALAXY with Android 13 and scanned using Malwarebytes for Android.