Bitdefender QuickScan is an online tool which uses in-the-cloud scanning to detect malware running on a PC very fast, usually in less than 60 seconds.


Most online scanners are merely legacy on-demand scanners that are downloaded (along with a huge virus database) and then used to scan your PC as you would do with a normal Antivirus program. This can usually take from 30 minutes to one hour.


Bitdefender QuickScan takes full advantage of in-the-cloud scanning technology and is capable to detect active malware in less than a minute, taking just a fraction of the system resources needed by a regular virus scan. Moreover, there is no need for annoying virus signature updates, as the entire virus database and the scanning engines are hosted on remote servers.


Quickscan is available as an iGoogle widget, a Firefox addon or a Chrome extension


If you like Quickscan, you can also add it to your website or blog. Just fill in this form to get the widget!

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  • Will you or are you working on a Linux version of this? I use Safego and would like a little more protection for my OS even though people say its not entirely needed on Linux!

  • i saw in http://www.anti-virus4u.com article about photon technology quickscan is also based on photon?