[KB2921] Install and run ESET Online Scanner version 3

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What's new?

The latest version of ESET Online Scanner is the new generation of our well-known ESET Online Scanner. It is no longer dependent on Active X, which allows it to be completely browser independent.

Other new features of the new Online Scanner include:

  • The Welcome screen offers shortcuts to Computer scan, Periodic scan settings, Full protection, and About ESET Online Scanner.
  • Scan types:
    • The Full scan scans your whole system and all detection options will be enabled.
    • The Quick scan scans select files.
    • The Custom scan customizes your scan to the files that you select. You also have the option to detect suspicious applications, detect potentially unsafe applications and scan archives.
  • Starting with ESET Online Scanner version 3 (EOS v3), the Periodic scan periodically scans your computer for free. It is a quick check of parts of your system that are often infected. The scan starts automatically, and you will be notified about it.
  • Scan "autostart locations" of programs that are started automatically when Windows starts.
  • Scan boot sectors.
  • Scan registry and clean malware surviving in the registry (for example, poweliks trojan).
  • Healing during a restart of the operating system and subsequent re-scan of previously infected files.

Install Online Scanner

  1. Download ESET Online Scanner.
     
  2. Double-click the .exe file you downloaded to run the installer.
     
  3. Click Get started.
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  1. Click Yes.
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  1. In the Terms of use screen, click Accept if you agree to the Terms of use.
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  1. Click Get Started.
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  1. Select your preference for the Customer Experience Improvement Program and the Detection feedback system and click Continue. You can now run ESET Online Scanner.
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  1. You can now run ESET Online Scanner.

Run ESET Online Scanner

  1. If you have previously launched Online Scanner, double-click the .exe file you downloaded to run ESET Online Scanner. If you are continuing from the Install wizard, skip to step 3.
  1. Click Computer scan
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  1. Select a scan type.
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  1. Select your preference for Detection of Potentially Unwanted Applications. Click Start scan. If you selected Custom Scan, you would select your scan targets first.
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  1. Any module updates that have occurred since the last time you ran online scanner will download before the scan starts.
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  1. The scan progress displays in the progress bar along with the path and title of the file being scanned. The number of threats found shows immediately. You can click the X icon to stop scanning at any time.
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Threats found

At the end of the scan, the Found and resolved detections screen will be displayed. You can click View detailed results to view specific information. Detected threats are automatically cleaned and quarantined. Quarantined files will not be deleted. Restore files quarantined by the ESET Online Scanner.

  1. If you would like to save the results, click Save scan log when the scan is finished. Click Continue.
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  1. If you would like to enable regular scanning on your computer each month, select the slider bar next to Periodic scanning and then click Continue twice.
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  1. To delete all files and folders ESET Online Scanner created, select Delete application's data on closing. Leave any feedback you would like and then click Submit and close.
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Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings

  1. Double-click the .exe file you downloaded previously to launch Online Scanner.
     
  2. Click About ESET Online Scanner.
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  1. Click Data collection settings.
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  1. Select your preferences for Customer Experience Improvement Program and the Detection feedback system and click Continue. Your preferences have been saved.
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