ESET Refreshes Online Scanner
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, has released a major refresh of ESET Online Scanner – its next-generation free utility packed with new functionality. The ESET Online Scanner is used to detect malicious software (malware) other antivirus companies have missed, or to serve as a "second opinion" to verify a detected piece of malware. The browser-based software is always current with the latest signature database and is easy to launch.
ESET Online Scanner has widened its global appeal with enhanced browser support, now supporting Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari in addition to Internet Explorer. The current release adds the same anti-stealth technology used in ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus to protect against threats such as rootkits. It also detects and identifies previously-installed antivirus software, and warns against potential conflicts. If a threat is detected, it is quarantined to give experienced users the option to review and restore if necessary. File scanning now has more options, like the flexibility to select scan targets including memory objects, files and folders on the local or network drives. Users will appreciate the newly designed intuitive graphical user interface and a simple one-click option to delete the Online Scanner components from the system at the end of a scan.
"ESET Online Scanner is a powerful free utility for users who would like to test-drive ESET technology prior to purchasing," said Anton Zajac, ESET CEO. "This release widens our appeal with improved, more precise detection and new browser compatibility."
ESET integrates Internet threat protection into its complete line of end-user and gateway security solutions that proactively blocks malware before it can compromise systems or steal data. Powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine that enables proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security deliver the fastest malware protection available to combat viruses, spyware and rootkits. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. By allowing malware to execute in a secure virtual world, ESET is able to clearly differentiate between benign files and even the most sophisticated and cleverly-disguised malware.
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET is headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution for the Americas and Asia-Pacific located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and Krakow and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or call +1 (619) 876-5400.