.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.
- Write SCAN in the Subject field.
- 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.
- 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.