ESET Online Scanner is an absolutely free tool, is able to scan for and remove malware from computers. It is based on the same ThreatSense scanning technology and signatures that are employed by ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus security software. This allows it to be capable of detecting and eliminating many types of malware without the need to install. It can also scan a variety of areas of the computer, such as the autostart location, the boot sector and registry. It is also able to resolve issues when the computer restarts as by rescaning files previously believed to be infected.
This web-based software can be accessed by anyone with internet access. After the program is started, the user will be able to select which components they would like to look for malware. This process may take some time as the application must download the latest signature database before it is able to begin scanning. However, once this is complete and the results are available to be viewed and then any threats found will be removed. It is important to note that this application doesn’t offer constant protection and can only be used to detect dangerous components before they have the chance to cause harm.
This is a good tool to remove malware from a computer, especially when the computer isn’t protected by an antivirus program. While it’s not as effective the same level of protection as paid solutions however, it is a step ahead of free online checkers and has the ability of scanning multiple areas of the computer.