ESET Mobile Security

ESTE Mobile Security is a suite of tools for Android that helps protect you against viruses, spam and other malware, and which gives you tools to protect your data if your phone is lost or stolen. This week the company launched a new release candidate of ESET Mobile Security with some bug fixes and a handful of new features.

It seems to be Android mobile security week. Symantec launched a new app yesterday and earlier this week Bitdefender launched a major update to its beta.

The latest version of ESET Mobile Security includes the ability to block phone calls from anonymous callers, and the ability to scan multiple directories or files on your device. There are also two nifty new antitheft features:

  • You can send an SMS to your phone to reset a forgotten password.
  • You can add a “trusted friend” so that you can reset your password from a pre-defined phone number.
ESET Mobile Security supports Android 2.0 and up and offers experimental support for tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb and up — although the user interface was designed for phones.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...