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New Web Tool Provides Free, No-Hassle Malware Assessment and Cleaning

Bournemouth, UK (6th August 2007)— ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the availability of a new, powerful online scanning service that allows users to scan and disinfect systems, hard disks, compressed files and email - without uninstalling their existing antivirus solution.

Powered by award-winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus software, the ESET Online Scanner is a free Web-based service that allows non-ESET users to identify hidden threats, get a “second opinion” on the health status of their computers and determine the strength of their current malware solution.

“Not all antivirus and anti-malware products are as effective as they should be and users are starting to understand that the AV solutions that come with their computers may not catch existing malware or protect them from emerging threats,” says Paul Brook, Managing Director of ESET UK.

“Despite this realisation, users still rely on these limited solutions for protection, which may lead to potential disaster for them if they become infected and misery for others if their machine is used to distribute malware. Our new online scanner allows any computer user to see very quickly if they have a problem and in many cases help them rectify it too,” continues Paul Brook.

Based on ESET’s unique advanced heuristic detection technology, ThreatSense, the ESET Online Scanner provides a comprehensive analysis of a computer’s malware infection status. It not only detects both known and unknown forms of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, phishing and spyware, residing on a computer, but it also cleans the system and allows the end-user to troubleshoot and repair many malware-related problems.

Additional ESET Online Scanner Benefits:

• Fast and Easy-to-Use: The scanner is installed and activated by a single button
• Always Up-to-Date: Uses the most current threat signatures and heuristic detection algorithms available from the ESET Threat Lab
• Deep Scans: Scans inside archive files, runtime packed executables and email messages
• Anonymity: The Online Scanner can be used anonymously as contact information is not required to use the service.

Availability

The ESET Online Scanner is available now http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner.

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About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers. ESET’s award-winning, Anti-Threat software system, NOD32, provides realtime protection from known and unknown viruses, spyware and other malware. NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product. ESET was named in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 five years running, and has an extensive partner network including Canon, Dell and Microsoft.

ESET is headquartered in Bratislava, SK; and is represented worldwide in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.eset.co.uk or call 0845 838 0832.

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