You may be one of those who vow to never install an antivirus solution in your computer. Or perhaps you are one of those who cannot afford to pay the yearly subscription of a premium antivirus program and wonder whether your free antivirus is good enough. Then perhaps you need to scan your computer with this free online antivirus scanner by BitDefender, BitDefender QuickScan, just to double check.
The free online antivirus scan uses an iGoogle widget, Firefox add-on, Chrome extension, or a Website widget to scan your computer. If you’ve already been using Firefox or Chrome as your web browser, then you only need to install the free add-on/extension to access the free online antivirus scan.
How to get BitDefender’s free online antivirus scan to scan your computer for viruses
Firstly, pick to install one of the tools needed (I’d recommend either the Firefox add-on or Chrome’s extension):
After you’ve installed the add-on or extension successfully, press the Start Scan button on the free online antivirus scan website. The online tool will then start scanning your computer for viruses.
After a few seconds/minutes, you should be able to see the result of the scan:
It’s simple, fast, and easy. Clicking on the View report link will give you a full report on all the files scanned by BitDefender’s free online antivirus scan, including the total number of scanned files and the time it took:
It appears that BitDefender QuickScan does not scan all files in the computer but only specific ones that are crucial in your system. Nevertheless, for a free online antivirus scan, it’s good enough to find out whether your system has been compromised or not. There is an upcoming BitDefender Internet Security 2011 licenses giveaway soon too if you want to keep your system fully protected. So stay subscribed at Craving Tech and you’ll be the first to know.