The best way to protect your PC from Virus, malware or any other type of worms is scanning your files with multiple antivirus programs all at once. Now with the helps of free web service Virus Total you can scan your downloaded files with multiple antivirus apps with one single click. So you don,t have to load so many Antivirus app on your PC, for this all you need a files that you want to scanned and connection to the internet.
Virus Total is a free to use web service which analyzes suspicious files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and web analysis toolbars.
To get started, go to http://www.virustotal.com/ in your Web browser.
Now you can see the 2 options there Upload a File or Submit a URL. Just select the file that you want to scan and click the Send File button.
And with the help of Submit URL option you can submit the URL of the website. So it will help you to know that website is safe for the browsing or not. This one is the one of the fastest and easiest way to scan your files with Top antivirus scanners. But the downside of the web service is that it allows the file size limit of 20Mb to scan.
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