Today you have to be very careful if you want to stay safe online. There are all kinds of malware threats from simple browser hijackers to ransomware which ask you for money before they unlock your computer. If you have fallen victim to one these threats or observer some suspicious activity on your PC, then you can make use of the free F-Secure Online Scanner to scan and remove possible threats from your PC. The free F-Secure Online Scanner helps you to get rid of viruses and spyware that may cause problems on your PC, and it works even if you have another security software installed on your computer. In fact, F-Secure Online Scanner can be used to have a second opinion if you already have an antivirus product from different vendor installed.
You can download F-Secure Online Scanner from the website of the F-Secure labs. The download is a portable application of around 5 megabytes. You can double-click on the downloaded file F-SecureOnlineScanner.exe to start the F-Secure Online Scanner. It needs no mention that your system must be online in order for it to work.
You can click on the Start button to start the scanning of your system for malware. This results in F-Secure Online Scanner downloading more files from the internet before it actually starts to scan your system. It goes through different key areas of your system – loaded modules in the memory, system files on your hard disk, running processes, files in the user profile folders etc.
During the scan if it finds a harmful object, it removes it automatically. At the end of the scan, it displays the results of what was found and removed. It may ask you to restart your system a few times in order to clean the detected threats. But on my test PC, it did not detect any threats so it displayed the information that no harmful applications were found.
In case, it detects and removes any threats on your system, it should be taken as a warning about the vulnerable status of your PC and you should install a full antivirus product or consider changing your existing antivirus product (that could not detect those threats). You may also consult a security expert for further securing your PC.
You can download F-Secure Online Scanner from http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/online-scanner.