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Virus Total – examine suspicous files from a safe distance


Have you been sent a suspicious file? Want it checked out before you open it? Then Virus Total is probably what you need. Just upload the dodgy little varmint and the free service will check it over for Trojans and other nasties and give you a report back. You can send files by direct upload from the site, via email (send to [email protected]) or via a downloadable freeware program. It uses a bunch of services to do the checking, so it’s pretty safe. Nice.

 VirusTotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware detected by antivirus engines. Specs: * Free, independent service * Use of multiple antivirus engines * Real-time automatic updates of virus signatures * Detailed results from each antivirus engine * Real time global statistics

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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