Scan a file using multiple anti-virus engines

I came across a site called www.virustotal.com. This site lets you upload a suspicious file to be scanned by multiple virus engines. This is a great tool. I have learned that not any one anti-malware or anti-virus program can catch all viruses. This is the best way to check out a suspicious file without loading multiple anti-virus programs on a computer. Yes this site is completely free and that is why I wanted to share it. This is from the site itself:

VirusTotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and web analysis toolbars.

  • Free, independent service.
  • Runs multiple antivirus engines.
  • Real time automatic updates of virus signatures.
  • Detailed results from each antivirus engine.
  • Runs multiple web site inspection toolbars.
  • Real time global statistics.
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    Here is a list of the virus engines that Virus Total uses when it scans:

  • AhnLab (V3)
  • Antiy Labs (Antiy-AVL)
  • Aladdin (eSafe)
  • ALWIL (Avast! Antivirus)
  • Authentium (Command Antivirus)
  • Avira (AntiVir)
  • ClamAV (ClamAV)
  • Comodo (Comodo)
  • CA Inc. (Vet)
  • Eset Software (ESET NOD32)
  • Fortinet (Fortinet)
  • F-Secure (F-Secure)
  • Hacksoft (The Hacker)
  • Hauri (ViRobot)
  • INCA Internet (nProtect)
  • K7 Computing (K7AntiVirus)
  • McAfee (VirusScan)
  • Microsoft (Malware Protection)
  • Norman (Norman Antivirus)
  • Panda Security (Panda Platinum)
  • PC Tools (PCTools)
  • Prevx (Prevx1)
  • Secure Computing (SecureWeb)
  • BitDefender GmbH (BitDefender)
  • Sophos (SAV)
  • Sunbelt Software (Sunbelt antivirus)
  • SUPERAntiSpyware (SUPERAntiSpyware)
  • Symantec (Norton Antivirus)
  • VirusBlokAda (VBA32)
  • Trend Micro (TrendMicro, TrendMicro-HouseCall)
  • VirusBuster (VirusBuster)

    Check out the tool Click Here

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