Today morning my friend had sent me an executable flash file. I suspected that the file might contain a virus even though my Antivirus hasn’t found anything. So I was looking for websites which can scan the file on the server without downloading anything. After search for a while I found good number of websites that provide “online virus scan“. There are many online virus scanning services that will help you to analyze suspicious files for detection of Viruses, Worms, Trojans and all other Malware and Spyware.
Kaspersky Free online virus scan
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is one of the mostly used Antivirus software and has got a Free online virus scan tool. Kaspersky provides a free File Scanner which will help you to scan suspicious file on your machine. You can upload the file to their server and it will be scanned using Kaspersky Anti-Virus. But you can only check one file of up to 1 MB at one time.
VirSCAN.org FREE on-line scan service
VirSCAN.org is another FREE on-line scan service, which will check the uploaded files for viruses, trojans, backdoors, spyware, dialer and other malware using different antivirus engines. You can upload any type of files and there is 10Mb limit per file. VirSCAN supports RAR and Zip decompression, but there should be less than 10 files in the archive. VirSCAN can also scan compressed files with password ‘infected’ or ‘virus’.
Virus.Org Rogue File Scanning Service
Virus.Org Rogue File Scanning Service is a free service which will help you to scan the uploaded files with several Anti-Virus tools. Virus definition are usually updated on an hourly basis. So this will help you to find the virus easily. The maximum Uploaded File Size is 5MB.
FortiGuard Center Online Virus Scanner & Submission
FortiGuard Center can be used to discover a suspicious file on your machine, or suspect that a program you downloaded from the internet might be malicious. You can use the free virus scanner to scan the files present in your computer for viruses. Only one file of up to 1MB can be checked at one time. You can also submit sample files for analysis in their research labs.
Virustotal – Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
Virustotal is a free service which can be used to analyze suspicious files and facilitates for quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans and all other kinds of malware by antivirus engines. At Virustotal you can also send the files over SSL when you feel that the file contains some secure data. You can even send files using your email client.