We are all familiar with ESET antivirus scanners for our computers over the years, but is the ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android good enough to convince us.
ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android App review
Most of us generally use an antivirus program to protect our PC against any possible virus threats. How many of us actually go ahead and do the same when it comes to protecting valuable data on our Android smartphones. We guess the number is not much and consider installing an antivirus on your mobile important.
ESET antivirus Android App has been around for a long time and has a dated look to it. The home screen comes with six buttons and a clear design, which allows you to control the security of your device, such as the app lock. The App allows you to perform quick scans and check the current status of your device in the logbook.
ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus app is very basic and extremely user-friendly. When you further move to the advance setting options in the Antivirus section, you can view a lot of options that come along with graphics that provide a good description.
Design is Old Fashioned
The design is outdated and it will be a little difficult to figure out the difference between the LiveGrid- reputation system and the LiveGrid-feedback-system. You will be able to identify this only when you tap the question mark icon. The Live Grid- reputation system provides more security while the feedback system collects data to improve the app.
The same can be seen when you go to ‘Detect potentially unwanted applications and ‘Detect potentially unsafe applications. Here the first option appears to prevent programs that install adware, while the second function scans all apps for possible viruses. After all, legitimate apps can also be hacked. Think of a photo editing program that forwards your photos in the background.
There are several features included in standard in Android or Google apps, such as the ‘Web portal’. This allows you to see where your phone is located, and possibly lock it remotely, this can also be done using the Device Manager.
ESET Does What It Has To Do
The main task of ESET is to detect virus threats and it definitely does what it has to do. It will give an automatic signal when you are about to visit an unsafe website and the SMS and call filter works pleasantly. You will not be disturbed by phone calls from private numbers, which telemarketers often use.
Moreover, it is useful to occasionally check your smartphone for malware or viruses and thanks to the above-mentioned LiveGrid system you are the first to be aware of new dangers. ESET is used on ten million Android devices and therefore immediately detects new viruses so you are protected to the maximum. In addition, you can never be safe enough, especially when it comes to sensitive information such as bank details. ESET therefore automatically detects phishing.
Conclusion: Decent AntiVirus for Android Devices
ESET comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The App is capable of doing what it is meant to do and the LiveGrid-system is a clear value-added to the app. With the app installed you can be protected on your smartphones. This can be of great use for children and people who use their smartphones more often and end up on dubious sites with malware.
The ESET app as we already mentioned looks outdated and comes with many standard functions already included in Android. Most people download the app from the Google play store and fail to get updates or additional security patches for the app.
ESET is available free of cost and a premium edition comes with a subscription for five Android devices. Though it can be tried free for a month.