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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,413
United States Rank #1,525
Reach 0.4839%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.13 days
298.70 days >
Average installed length: 156.94 days

ESET Online Scanner v3

What is ESET Online Scanner?  (from ESET spol. s r.o)

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ESET Online Scanner v3 is a software program developed by ESET spol. s r.o. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named OnlineScannerApp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 132.99 MB (139,447,861 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of ESET Online Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eset.com/us/online-scanner
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eset\eset online scanner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Online Scanner\OnlineScannerUninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 132.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ESET Online Scanner v3

Program executable:OnlineScannerApp.exe
Name:ESET Online Scanner container
Path:C:\Program Files\eset\eset online scanner\OnlineScannerApp.exe
Additional files:
  • esets_apiA.dll (by ESET) - ESET Application Programming Interface (ESET API Ansi)
  • esets_apiW.dll (by ESET) - ESET API Unicode
  • esets_apiW_a.dll
  • OnlineScannerLang.dll - OnlineScanner Language Library
  • OnlineScannerApp.exe - ESET Online Scanner container
  • OnlineScannerUninstaller.exe - OnlineScannerUninstaller
  • ESETSmartInstaller.exe - ESET Smart Installer
  • OnlineScanner.ocx - ESET OnlineScanner (Eset OnlineScanner ActiveX Control)
  • OnlineScanner64.ocx
  • OnlineCmdLineScanner.exe
  • OnlineCmdLineScannerA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • OnlineScanner.ocx is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Office Authorization' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/OfficeAuthz,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • OnlineScannerApp.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Antivirus scan' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 10:00).

How do I remove ESET Online Scanner?

You can uninstall ESET Online Scanner from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ESET Online Scanner v3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ESET Online Scanner.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ESET Online Scanner v3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.70%
Windows 10 26.56%
Windows XP 8.72%
Windows Vista 5.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.01%
Windows 7 Professional 11.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.68%
Windows 8.1 7.12%
Windows 10 Home 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.35%
  Germany 6.05%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Canada 3.76%
  France 3.32%
  Czech Republic 2.80%
  Poland 2.49%
  Spain 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Italy 1.80%
  Brazil 1.77%
  Australia 1.64%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Israel 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.87%
Dell 23.13%
Acer 16.65%
ASUS 9.36%
Toshiba 7.07%
Samsung 3.51%
Lenovo 3.44%
Intel 1.98%
American Megatrends 1.57%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
ASUS All Series 3.78%
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.35%

About ESET spol. s r.o

ESET is a security software company that uses assembly language in its products which contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization.
Publisher URL: www.eset.com


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