Thursday, March 21, 2013

OPSWAT Metascan Client - a free virus scanner

The company OPSWAT presented to the public a new version of an application called Metascan Client. This portable virus scanner can be used to scan your computer for threats on demand.

This tool is not a full remedy and cant boast a wide range of opportunities. Including utility Metascan Client is not able to ensure the security of your PC in real time, does not allow you to scan automatically on a predetermined schedule or even eliminate the threats detected. However, the application can be used as a supplement to antivirus installed, it will also help to dispel (or confirm) your concerns, if you are faced with indirect signs of infection.

Metascan Scan interface will not cause too many questions even for users with minimal training. All you have to do is run the application and click on the «Scan». After following these simple steps the program will check all the active processes and modules, determine the hash value of each of them and give the collected data to the server Metascan, where they will be carefully processed using several powerful antivirus engines. Developers from OPSWAT report that to identify malicious software includes technology from leading manufacturers, including ESET, AVG, Microsoft, Bitdefender, Symantec, F-Secure, GFI, Kaspersky and McAfee.

Within seconds the test results will be in front of your eyes. If the online scanner will not be able to identify the object by providing a "fingerprint", the application will load on the server all the file in question entirely for more rigorous research.

The interface of the application can be found a curious item switches between quick and full scan, and configure your own verification regime. Unfortunately, the current version of the scanner, the switch is inactive and serves a decorative function. Perhaps indicated a very high demand will be added in future versions Metascan Scan.

Metascan Client 3.0 application is available for download at the developer's site - .

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