BitDefender Online Full Virus Scan: Features and Usage
If you want to remove the detected malware by BitDefender QuickScan or you would like to check a computer or network drives, you can use the other free online virus scan by BitDefender, called BitDefender Online Scanner. This service is only available for Internet Explorer users because it requires installation of ActiveX to scan all areas of the PC and networked drives. Like BitDefender QuickScan, you are required to run IE in administrator mode.
BitDefender Online Scanner features network drive and full system scanning. Your options are to choose what folder to scan and select what actions to use when a virus, spyware or malware is found. There's also an option to export the scan results to an HTML file format. You have the option to scan all types of files, program files only or user-defined file extensions. The default setting is to scan the program files only but I highly recommend choosing to scan all types of files. Any malware that uses another file extension should be scanned if you choose to "scan all files."
If the computer is malware and virus free, you should see these results:
However, if the computer contains malware or is infected with malware, BitDefender online virus scan should find most of them. The example below shows BitDefender is able to detect most malware. The malware is deleted but some of it remains with a log that it failed to remove detected malware. This should allow the user to immediately delete the infected files or run an on-demand scanner using an antivirus program:
It's easy to uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner, if you are done using it. Keeping it should not be an issue as long as you regularly run the BitDefender Online Scanner to download the latest version of its scanning controls. To remove BitDefender online scanner, click the Tools menu in IE then select "Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner."
Image credits: BitDefender QuickScan logo - http://quickscan.bitdefender.com/, screenshots taken by the author.