Many a time we are suspicious of a file we downloaded from the Internet or given by a friend. We checked it by our local Anti-virus but that shows the file is okay and doesn’t contain any Virus.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can check your file from as much anti-virus software as possible? You want to download something from a website but not sure if the website is malicious or not.
Virustotal.com is a website which can do this work for you. Scanning a file is a lot simpler and above that this website is free. You can use this website as many time as you want and they won’t charge you even a single penny, isn’t it a piece of good news.
How Does It Work?
Virustotal offers you two options either you can upload a file from your local disk or you can copy-paste a link of the website you want to check. You uploaded a file and
Uploading a File:-
Select the option “file” from the menu and choose file from your local drive.
Within no time, the result will be shown. Red alert mark is shown when the file is infected with any type of viruses such as Trojan. Green tick mark is shown when the file is totally virus free.
Select the option “URL” from the menu. C
You can see this list includes even those software which costs hundreds of dollars. Not only checking the file against the viruses but you can also see the information of a website by clicking on the host shown in the above image in a black cell block. You can see the domain name information and web-hosting. The expiry date and purchasing date of the Domain and much more.