Want to Check Your PC’s Security Status for Free? ESET Introduces ESET 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.
Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for corporate customers and households. Its flagship solutions - ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security, built on the award-winning ThreatSense® engine are trusted by millions of users to protect their computers against a host of Internet-borne malware, such as viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits. ESET has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia with branch offices in Prague, Czech Republic; San Diego, USA; Bristol, UK and Buenos Aires, Argentina. ESET‘s solutions are available in more than 160 countries worldwide. In 2008, ESET opened its new development center in Krakow, Poland and was ranked by Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA region.