The Ultimate Online Virus/Malware Scanners

Nowadays there are so many ways to help protect yourself from viruses and malware. One way that many people may not have heard about are sites like virustotal.com and virusscan.jotti.org

  

These sites allow you to send a file either through the website or via email and have it scanned quickly by many different anti-virus products, including the best ones out on the market today. Virustotal.com uses 44 different antivirus products. The best part of it is that it is free to use and the results usually come back quick.

Here are the different anti-virus products used by Jotti:

ArcaVir Avast! antivirus Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Avira AntiVir Softwin BitDefender ClamAV CPsecure Dr.Web Emsisoft Anti-Malware Frisk F-Prot Antivirus F-Secure Anti-Virus G DATA Ikarus Kaspersky Anti-Virus ESET NOD32 Panda Antivirus Quick Heal Sophos VirusBlokAda VBA32 VirusBuster

The only drawback though is you can only scan submitted files. Obviously though you’ll be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive antivirus scanner. If you haven’t tried these sites before I suggest you guys try it out. Let me know what you guys think.

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3 thoughts on “The Ultimate Online Virus/Malware Scanners

  1. This is a great idea, and I have used a site similar to it in the past. There are time when this can be useful, but the problem im seeing is you said “The only drawback though is you can only scan submitted files”. If that is true this means the infected file might already be on your system. At least you found it in this case, but the user should realize this means there anti-virus didn’t catch it and maybe they need to look into securing there computer better.

  2. I think it’s a good idea, but I was reading awhile ago that malicious users were using websites like that to test that their malware, virus, etc. to make sure it wouldn’t get picked up by an antivirus.

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