ESET, a leader in proactive threat protection, has launched a new, powerful online scanning service that allows users to scan and disinfect systems, hard disks, compressed files and email - without uninstalling their existing antivirus solution.
Powered by award-winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus software, the ESET Online Scanner is a free Web-based service that allows non-ESET users to identify hidden threats, get a "second opinion" on the health status of their computers and determine the strength of their current malware solution.
"Not all antivirus and anti-malware products are as effective as they should be and users are starting to understand that the AV solutions that come with their computers may not catch existing malware or protect them from emerging threats," says Paul Brook, Managing Director of ESET UK.
"Despite this realisation, users still rely on these limited solutions for protection, which may lead to potential disaster for them if they become infected and misery for others if their machine is used to distribute malware. Our new online scanner allows any computer user to see very quickly if they have a problem and in many cases help them rectify it too," continues Paul Brook.
Based on ESET's unique advanced heuristic detection technology, ThreatSense, the ESET Online Scanner provides a comprehensive analysis of a computer's malware infection status. It not only detects both known and unknown forms of malware, ncluding viruses, worms, Trojans, phishing and spyware, residing on a computer, but it also cleans the system and allows the end-user to troubleshoot and repair many malware-related problems.
Additional ESET Online Scanner Benefits:
- Fast and Easy-to-Use: The scanner is installed and activated by a single button
- Always Up-to-Date: Uses the most current threat signatures and heuristic detection algorithms available from the ESET Threat Lab
- Deep Scans: Scans inside archive files, runtime packed executables and email messages
- Anonymity: The Online Scanner can be used anonymously as contact information is not required to use the service.