Free Online Virus Scanner – using over 30 scanning engines

A colleague has just told me that a file sent from his email address has been returned with a “suspect file” warning.

Our virus scanner (McAfee) said it was clean.

Just to be certain I wanted to run a scan using a different engine and came across the VirusTotal site.

The link to the site is: (opens in new window)

This site checks a single file, uploaded by you, using over 30 different virus/malware engines including:

  • AhnLab (V3)
  • Aladdin (eSafe)
  • ALWIL (Avast! Antivirus)
  • Authentium (Command Antivirus)
  • AVG Technologies (AVG)
  • Avira (AntiVir)
  • Bit9 (FileAdvisor)
  • Cat Computer Services (Quick Heal)
  • ClamAV (ClamAV)
  • CA Inc. (Vet)
  • Doctor Web, Ltd. (DrWeb)
  • Eset Software (ESET NOD32)
  • ewido networks (ewido anti-malware)
  • Fortinet (Fortinet)
  • FRISK Software (F-Prot)
  • F-Secure (F-Secure)
  • G DATA Software (GData)
  • Hacksoft (The Hacker)
  • Ikarus Software (Ikarus)
  • Kaspersky Lab (AVP)
  • McAfee (VirusScan)
  • Microsoft (Malware Protection)
  • Norman (Norman Antivirus)
  • Panda Security (Panda Platinum)
  • Prevx (Prevx1)
  • Rising Antivirus (Rising)
  • Secure Computing (Webwasher)
  • BitDefender GmbH. (BitDefender)
  • Sophos (SAV)
  • Sunbelt Software (Antivirus)
  • Symantec (Norton Antivirus)
  • VirusBlokAda (VBA32)
  • Trend Micro (TrendMicro)
  • VirusBuster (VirusBuster)

You can also upload a file by e-mail.


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