Scan Suspicious Files over 40+ Antivirus Engines for Free

A free service for scanning suspicious files using Multiple Antivirus Engines

Scan Suspicious Files over 40+ Antivirus Engines:

There are times when you desperately want to download a file but at the same time worry if the file is actually a virus especially when the files are hosted in an unpopular or un-trusted website. Although an antivirus program contains millions of signatures in their virus definition, but it can miss new viruses which are undetected when they are being released to the wild. The solution to this problem is not to install more antivirus on your computer which would definitely make your computer crawl and unstable, but you can scan it on multiple antivirus engines at VirusTotal by simply uploading the file and wait for the detection report being generated in real time. is a free online scan service that analyzes suspicious files and even websites (URL Scanner) using 40+ Anti-virus applications. It facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, all kinds of malware and provides reliable results preventing any False Positive cases.

Scanning a file in VirusTotal is really simple. All you need to do is open up your web browser, go to  website, select the file that you want to upload for scanning and the report will be generated nearly instantly if there are no scan queue in front of you. You can only select one file at a time for scanning and the maximum supported file size is 128MB.

How to use?

VirusTotal Scanner is GUI application which comes with simple interface and makes it easy to use even for basic user.

Here are simple steps to scan your files easily 

Launch VirusTotal Scanner on your system after installation.
Drag & drop your file or click on browse button to select the file.
On selecting the file, MD5 and SHA256 hash for the file will be displayed.
Now click on 'VirusTotal Scan' to perform the scan
After the successful scan, detailed VirusTotal report is displayed
If file is not found then error message is shown and you will be asked to upload the file manually.
Click the followings links below to Download “VirusTotal Scanner”  

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Download VirusTotal Scanner
Download VirusTotal Scanner Portable

URL Scanner :

The URL scanner will only enqueue for antivirus file scanning those files that are not text or similar formats (HTML, CSV, XML, etc.). Executables, images, music files, etc. will be always enqueued. VirusTotal simply aggregates the output of different antivirus vendors and URL scanners, it does not produce any verdicts of its own. 

VirusTotal Uploader :

There is an official desktop tool called VirusTotal Uploader  which helps you to quickly scan your file using VirusTotal without actually uploading the file. It performs direct Hash based scan on VirusTotal thus reducing the time taken to upload the file. It comes with attractive & user friendly interface making the VirusTotal scanning process simpler and quicker. You can simply right click on your file and start the scan. 

Click the followings links below to Download “VirusTotal Uploader”  

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Download VirusTotal Uploader
Download VirusTotal Uploader Portable

How to Sending files to VirusTotal :

With VirusTotal uploader this task could not be easier, just right-click on the file you wish to upload and select the VirusTotal option from the Send To context menu:

You may also run VirusTotal uploader (by clicking on its desktop shortcut icon for example) and click on the Select file(s) and upload button. Even easier, just select the files you want to upload and drag them to VirusTotal Uploader's window.

It is fully portable tool but also comes with Installer for local installation & un-installation. It works on wide range of platforms starting from Windows XP to new Windows 10 version.

There are free extensions and plugins such as VTzilla  for Firefox, VTexplorer  for Internet Explorer, VTchromizer for Chrome and VirusTotal Extension  for Opera that you can scan URL and files directly from your web browser without downloading the files to your computer and then re-uploading to VirusTotal.


Easily & Quickly perform VirusTotal scan of your file.
Performs Hash based scan without uploading the file.
Right click context menu to launch it directly by simply right clicking on the file.
'Drag & Drop' feature to quickly choose the file
Displays detailed VirusTotal Scan report
Very easy to use with attractive interface
Completely Portable Tool and can be run directly
Includes optional Installer for local Installation & Uninstallation

You can watch the video below to learn how to use virustotal and how to virustotal scanning the files 

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