December 7, 2008
This is a nice scanner - it cleans baddies. From the web page (same as for Sysinspector):
" * Fast and Easy-to-Use: The scanner is installed and activated by a single click.
* Always Up-to-Date: Uses the most current threat signatures and heuristic detection algorithms available from ESET's Threat Lab.
* Comprehensive Malware Detection: Detects both known and unknown forms of malware, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, phishing and spyware.
* Deep Scans: Scans inside archive files and runtime packed executables.
* Cleaning: Cleans systems that became infected while running other security programs and allows easy troubleshooting and repair of many malware-related problems.
* Privacy: The Online Scanner can be used anonymously. Contact information is not required to use the free service."
Note: No online scanner should ever be used [i:rrn6x0n6]instead of[/i:rrn6x0n6] anti-virus software.
September 2, 2010
Yes, ESET Online Scanner offers to uninstall its files when it's done, but if you run it on a regular basis it's convenient to keep the scanner istalled, as it doesn't update frequently.
ESET Online Scanner does its job going through three steps: download virus defs, run scan, clean baddies. It goes through these steps every time you run it. If you uninstall it every time you run it, you add two more steps (download, install). Keeping it installed saves you time.
One thing I don't like about Trend Micro's House Call is that it tries to open IE (to serve you with ads of other Trend Micro products, I think) while doing its job.
I like Dr.Web CureIt!. It may be a 50MB download but doesn't need installation.
I am human
Must admit Ron, when it comes to scanner/removers I prefer the offline variety....especially if one is going to scan 'regularly'. I've always viewed the online scanners as more of an emergency backup strategy.....a sort of plan B.
Long before SAS and MBAM gained popularity I used House Call. In those days I was on a rather slow DSL connection and the whole procedure was subject to the vagaries of the internet connection....a tad hit and miss.
I am a fan of Dr.Web Cureit! too. SAS also have a portable version now, from memory it is around 11MB download. And then of course there is MBAM, some very nice products to choose from there.
December 7, 2008
[quote="ozbloke":m10yikir]Must admit Ron, when it comes to scanner/removers I prefer the offline variety....especially if one is going to scan 'regularly'. I've always viewed the online scanners as more of an emergency backup strategy.....a sort of plan B.[/quote:m10yikir]
Granted. I rarely use an online scanner myself, but I renewed my ESET license recently and ran across this and Sysinspector while crunching around the site. Normally, I do on-demand scans every few days or when I think I need to check a system.
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