~I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with ESET and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.~
Having a teenager has been an eye opener when it comes to online and phone security. Over the years he has destroyed multiple computers with viruses and done some damage to phones. For the most part, he can’t be blamed. The programs, apps and viruses are constantly modified and many times even adults find themselves victims. It’s because of this, though, that I am very adamant about keeping my family’s Smartphones and Tablet secure. They are wired just like any computer and are just as capable of being targeted by malware.
ESET Mobile Security is a proactive threat detection service with options for Antivirus Protection and Security, Anti-Theft, Call/SMS Blockers and Online Management. Each of these categories offer a wide range of services to offer you the best protection as well as the ability to have control over those options. I’ll share a few of my personal favorite services and why they are the most important for my family.
The Antivirus & Security is of the utmost for my family, especially for my Teen. He loves to download games and often doesn’t really look into (or doesn’t understand how to) the programs or apps he is downloading. ESET’s security is in real time. I can download an app and immediately ESET Mobile Security will check it, make sure it is safe and if not it will Quarantine it so it can be deleted before obstructing my phone/tablet. It also checks webpages and emails with Anti-Phishing to make sure they are legitimate and do not have built-in software that steals passwords and information. However, if you know a place is safe and it does happen to stop the program or download, you can place it on the Ignore List and ESET Antivirus will overlook it.
Anti-Theft is self explanatory. Just imagine what a thief would get a hold of if they stole your Smartphone? Most of us keep our lives on those little devices! This service detects suspicious activity (such as incorrect log-ins and use of unauthorized SIM card) and alerts you via email to let you know where your phone is, the SIM details and much more.
You can also control your camera pictures in Online Device Management, change your password, have optimization capability and much more. I must say though, above all things I simply love the Location Tracker because I am always losing my phone. The great thing is, if I do happen to lose my phone outside of the house and someone finds it, I can send a Custom On-Screen Message to the Finder to contact me.
Plus, I can use the Location Tracking to track my phone online! The most amazing part is that I can take Camera Snapshots from the front/back of the phone to see what it sees to help identify the location or person.
I saved this for last since it is my most favorite. It is not exactly necessary, but I don’t know how I ever lived without it. If you are like me, you probably have numbers that call you constantly no matter how many times you have told them to stop calling. They keep calling at all hours of the day (and night) until you just decide to never have your ringer on. Unfortunately, that also keeps anyone important getting through and also doesn’t help if you lose your phone. The SMS/Call Blocker allows you to block those numbers!
It also allows you to block different groups on your phone. I have an Android and my contacts are set up in groups (Friends, Family, etc.). This allows you the ability to block groups so that only certain ones can get through. For me, this means getting a peaceful nights rest while also knowing that if something happens and my family needs to get a hold of me, they can. I’ve unfortunately missed quite a few emergency calls due to having to simply turn my volume off on my phone.
Plus, if you have a teenager and they have a tendency to sneak on their phones you can always set up the Time Block and not allow them to receive any calls or texts until the time has passed.
ESET Mobile Security is such a light app that you wouldn’t even notice it in the background and offers small security updates so that you are always protected. The Interface is simple and compliments the Android extremely well. Features that are only available on Smartphones are hidden on the Tablet and it adjusts vertically or horizontally depending on your holding position.
Overall, I absolutely recommend this for families. You can install ESET Mobile Security on up to 5 devices on the same Google Play Account! So you can easily protect you and your family’s devices. For a limited time you can even get 75% OFF! You can see more information on the features and purchase ESET for your family, on ESET Mobile Security for Android.
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