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2007-12-11

VirusTotal


VirusTotal is a useful website for you to upload a suspicious files to check for viruses and malwares. It will use more than 30 anti-virus/malware engines to scan the uploaded files so it would be quite accurate, yet not 100%:

[quoted from the warning notice of the service]
Although the detection rate afforded by the use of multiple antivirus engines is far superior to that offered by just one product, these results DO NOT guarantee the harmlessness of a file.

Not only the service helps the users, but also helps the anti-virus/malware software vendor to collect the latest samples of viruses/malware. Unless the file contain sensitive or confidential information, I would recommend everyone to try this service out.


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