May 20, 2009 | Bratislava | Press Releases

Want to Check Your PC’s Security Status? ESET Introduces Free Online Scanner.

ESET Online Scanner allows to perform scans without the need to install security software.

ESET launched its new version of Online Scanner that is available for users free of charge. Compared to its predecessor, the scanner comes with significantly enhanced settings, anti-rootkit technology and compatibility with alternative web browsers.

All infiltrations and infected files intercepted by the scan are moved into the quarantine where they no longer pose any threat to the user‘s computer. In addition, quarantined files can be restored or deleted permanently. The new version of ESET Online Scanner reliably identifies and displays antivirus software installed on the computer being scanned informing the user that it may affect the performance and quality of the scan.

Features at a glance:

  • Support of Opera, Firefox and other web browsers thanks to ESET Smart Installer application
  • Anti-Stealth technology for the detection and removal of rootkits
  • Destination scanning option (scanning the whole PC or select disks)
  • Advanced proxy settings
  • Support of 64-bit platforms
  • New graphic user interface for enhanced usability

According to Michal Vidoman, ESET Product Manager who oversaw the product launch, the new version of ESET Online Scanner was subjected to several months of rigorous testing in phases beta and release candidate.  The testing is to ensure flawless functioning and a positive user experience. "By making the product available free of charge,   we are in essence first aid whenever the user has qualms about the security status of the workstation he/she is using. It comes especially handy when working on an unfamiliar workstation, such as in a public space," adds Vidoman. 

About ESET Online Scanner

ESET Online Scanner is a user-friendly, free and powerful tool which you can use to remove malware from any PC utilizing only your web browser without having to install anti-virus software. ESET Online Scanner uses the same ThreatSense® technology and signatures as ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus to detect malware that has already infiltrated a PC, but does not prevent new infiltrations. For comprehensive protection from threats, we advise using a separate ESET product, such as ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security.



About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions forenterprises and consumers. ESET is a market leader in proactivedetection of malware. Thanks to its ThreatSense.Net® technology, it isable to collect data on a volunteer basis from users all around theworld, allowing it to react flexibly to emerging threats. It‘s ESETNOD32 Antivirus has been ranked by the independent AV-Comparativestesting lab as the best antivirus product worldwide (2006, 2007). ESEThas offices in Bratislava, SK; San Diego, USA; Prague, Czech Republic;Buenos Aires, Argentina; and has an extensive partner network in 160countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow,Poland. ESET was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 one of thefastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, MiddleEast and Africa.