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Windows 7: Virus Total Online Scan


29 Aug 2010   #1

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Virus Total Online Scan

To all you security people, this is probably old news, but I am excited. I just recently learned about this online virus scan, that uses multiple AntiVirus scan engines to check for any "bad guys". Using this free scan will avoid the problem of using one anti virus that may miss the problem. In addition,it helps avoid the question, "What is the best antivirus"?

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner


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29 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I guess I need to spend more time edu-ma-cating you, Rich. See Online File Scanner Sites
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29 Aug 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
I guess I need to spend more time edu-ma-cating you, Rich. See Online File Scanner Sites
You are right, but the good news is that I am all enthused now, and the feeling is not long gone. Thanks Corrine.
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29 Aug 2010   #4
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rich, that is an excellent tool - and it is quite fast. I have used it many times. Sometimes you get the odd false positve by one of the scanners. But that is usually pretty obvious.
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

In that case, in the event you missed it, you may be interested in the Firefox add-on, VTzilla: VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

There is also this Firefox extension, Team Cymru MHR 1.1, which also uses VirusTotal but doesn't add a toolbar.
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29 Aug 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

There is also a desktop application : Virus Total Uploader

http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html
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29 Aug 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I have installed the uploader since it came out. Just right click a file, and send to, Virus Total Uploader. A Guy
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