Operating system: Windows
Publisher: ESET, spol. s r.o
Antivirus check: passed
Last revision: Last week
ESET Online Scanner is a tool for checking your computer for malware. You only need one click to start the scan, after which you can observe the search for potentially dangerous files on the disk. The scanner also checks the security of installed web browsers and reports on dangerous extensions and cookies.
As with most similar programs, you can choose your own testing area. It can be limited to a specific disk partition, one or more folders, or even a single file that seems suspicious. The scanner even adds a special context menu item to quickly start the scanning process. ESET Online Scanner can either remove the detected threats or send them to Quarantine. Anyway, the potential threat will be eliminated, but in the second case you will be able to recover the deleted files if you are absolutely sure that they will not harm the operating system.
The developer of the scanner, as the name suggests, is ESET, which develops the popular antivirus NOD32. In fact, ESET Online Scanner is a free of charge distributed scanning module from a complete antivirus. Thus, the program uses the same virus databases as NOD32 and automatically checks for updates at startup. If you do not have a network connection on the computer you want to "scan", you can download files for offline updates on the official website.
- scans your computer for malicious files and software;
- checking web browsers;
- automatically checks for virus database updates at startup;
- adds a context menu item to quickly start scanning;
- allows you to select the scan area;
- you can download files with updates to update the antivirus database offline.