New version of ESET Online Scanner scans PCs for virus, spyware and rootkit infection.

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New ESET Online Scanner is now available for public beta testing. Users have the opportunity to test ESET´s free tool for scanning and removing of viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms and other types of computer threats without any need of installing antivirus software.
The  new version of ESET Online Scanner offers various new features and improvements compared to the  current version issued in summer 2007 . Among them are: 

  • Support for alternative web browsers like Firefox, Opera, Netscape and others through using ESET Smart Installer - an application which installs all needed components and launches ESET Online Scanner in a new browser window
  • Implementation of Anti-Stealth technology for detection of hidden threats – rootkits
  • Ability to quarantine infected files
  • New graphic user interface  for simple orientation and enhanced usability of ESET Online Scanner

What is the difference between ESET Online Scanner  and ESET NOD32 Antivirus/ESET Smart Security?
ESET Online Scanner is an application which works via a certain web browser and is able to remove infiltrations from your computer. It is not capable of protecting your computer against emerging viruses and threats. Moreover, ESET Online Scanner is meant to provide the user with the oportunity to check the actual condition of the computer being used at home or somewhere else (f.e. public computer in internet cafe, school etc.). ESET NOD32 Antivirus/ESET Smart Security is a stand alone application from ESET providing comprehensive protection against computer infiltrations with a broad variety of customizable features to ensure customer satisfaction combined with ease of use.
Since the new ESET Online Scanner is in public beta phase, it is not recommended to install it on computers performing critical tasks.  The full version will be available during the first quarter of 2009.

The Beta version of the new ESET Online Scanner is available at