VirusTotal Upload Tool and Email Service

.VirusTotal is a free online virus scanner with 32 antivirus engines.

Additionally VirusTotal has created a file uploader that makes the whole process easy.

The 80 Kilobyte application installs itself in the right click context menu as a Send To entry which means that you can right click a file on your computer and select Send To > VirusTotal which will send it to their website to scan the file.

A browser window will open displaying the scan results when finished.

VirusTotal Uploader vtsetup.exe (Windows 80KB)

If you receive a suspicious email or email attachment you can send the files or email attachments to VirusTotal by email.

Create a new message with scan@virustotal.com as destination address of your email.

  1. Write SCAN in the Subject field.
  2. Attach the file to be scanned. Such file must not exceed 10 MB in size. If the attached file is larger, the system will reject it automatically.
  3. You will receive an email with a report of the file analysis.
  • Response time will vary depending on the load of the system at the time of placing your request.

VirusTotal Homepage

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Major Upgrade to avast! antivirus

avast! antivirus 4.8 now has anti-spyware, anti-rootkit self-protection, all built in, offering the best value anti-malware product for free.

Eduard Kucera, ALWIL Software a.s. CEO, said of the release, “While only an upgrade of avast!, this version represents a major evolution of the avast! technology. Many of our competitors charge extra for anti-spyware or anti-rootkit detection, or don’t add the functionality at all. We don’t think a partial solution in scanning is a solution at all.” Mr. Kucera continues, “With the release of avast! antivirus 4.8, we have innovated again in the industry, by adding this functionality to the avast! core scan engine technology.”

avast! antivirus regularly receives the Virus Bulletin 100% award, for detection of 100% of in-the-wild viruses, and is an SC Awards winning product.

avast! antivirus 4.8 is available now for download from the http://www.avast.com website.

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