ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today unveiled its new online scanning service. Powered by award-winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus software, ESET Online Scanner is a free Web-based service that enables computer users to perform a comprehensive system scan to check for and clean viruses, spyware, and other malware—without uninstalling their existing antivirus solution. With Online Scanner, non-ESET users can get a “second opinion” on the health status of their computers and determine if their existing malware solution is really performing up to snuff.

“It’s a pleasure for us to offer the public the power of NOD32 in our new Online Scanner service,” said Miroslav Trnka, co-founder and CTO of ESET. “ESET believes in empowering users to make the best AV buying decision, and we’ve offered free 30-day trial licenses for many years that include full product functionality. While it doesn’t replace the trial version, the new Web scanner takes this try-before-you-buy philosophy a step further by allowing users to test our product in real-time without removing their existing protection.”