Online scanners not realy online???

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by fotograaf, Feb 10, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. fotograaf

    fotograaf Registered Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Hi, I wonder how online scanners work. I first thought they where scanning my computer from the internet, but of course that's not possible. Would take days to upload my hard drives... I discovered that most of the online scanners are installing around 100 mb or more on my hard drive. Mostly in the hidden files like documents/user/local/temp and so on. So a online scan is just running on my own computer, and updates are installed on my own computer. So what's the point of using a online scanner and not just install a on-demand scanner like MBAM on my system. I also noticed that some online scanners keep running as a procces in the background. Somebody can explain to me how online scanners work? Thanks a lot!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.