VirusTotal: Quickly Check Any File or URL For Viruses

VirusTotal is a free online tool that allows you check see if a file or URL contains viruses and malware.

You can upload a file to the VirusTotal website or enter a URL. It will inspect the item with 70 antivirus scanners and URL blacklisting services.

Alternatively you can use VirusTotal’s desktop uploader or their browser extension or a programmatic API.

The web interface has the highest scanning priority among the publicly available submission methods.

Submissions may be scripted in any programming language using the HTTP-based public API.

1 thought on “VirusTotal: Quickly Check Any File or URL For Viruses”

  1. Good suggestion! VirusTotal is used by all cybersecurity professionals as the first step in determining if a file is malware or a url is blacklisted. The web site is easy to use for most folks.

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