Recently, we posted about top free antivirus for Windows 7 and we also wrote about top free mobile antiviruses on Comptalks. Today, we are going to talk about online virus scanners through which you scan your computer/laptop or the files you are about to download from downloading sites rapidshare,megaupload or mediafire .
Most of the times,people get infected by viruses when they try to download some pirated software from some warez forum. We recommend all our users not to use warez softwares as some of them might be having some keyloggers/trojans binded with them . For every software, there is a free and open source software available . Also, it is highly recommended that you should scan the software online using it on computer ,as some online virus scanners present great variety .
Top 10 free Online Virus Scanners are :
- VirusTotal : VirusTotal is quite famous among downloaders and regular downloaders always do an online scanning before downloading a file from somewhere . Here you can either check the file by uploading or by URL . In Virustotal, there are more than 30 antivirus companies that participate in VirusTotal with their antivirus engines.
- ESET Online Scanner : I have been using ESET Antvirus on my laptop and never had a virus problem in the last two year. So, I will be advising you guys to have a look at the ESET Online Virus Scanner . If you are mozilla firefox or any other browser user other than Internet Explorer, then you’ll have to install a file/plugin and then run it . I tested it on Internet Explorer and it was working way cool .
- BitDefender Online Scanner : BitDefender Online Scanners offers you a browser extension in Mozilla and Chrome. And scanning through both the extensions works way cooler than you might have thought of . I have tested both the extensions and best thing about them is that they run simultaneously with your PC’s antivirus and you don’t have to uninstall that software.
- McAfee Online Virus Scanner : McAfee Online Virus is another online virus scanning tool which works quite neatly for users,but right now it not available for Windows 7 .
- Symantec Security Check : This is for all Norton Antivirus fans, which love using that antivirus even after its validity has expired. You can use this for checking some stuff on your computer . This too doesn’t work with Windows 7 .
- Panda Security Online Antivirus scan :Panda Security also offers a quite cool online antivirus tool ,for using this in Firefox you need to download a plugin .
- Avast Online Scanner : This is for all Avast lovers,who love to use Avast antivirus. Although never been a fan of offline version ,this seems cool as you can individually scan an infected item given that it is less than 16 mb .
- COMODO Online Scanner : Comodo AV Scanner is a free service that lets you quickly find out whether your computer is infected with viruses and spyware. The scanner requires the installation of a small browser plug-in.
- F-secure Online Scanner : F-Secure Online Scanner helps you getting rid of malwares from your computer .
- Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner : This used to be a great tool for online virus scanning but now it has been disabled by Kaspersky as they are working on it to give you guys a better online scanner .
Hopefully ,this might help you solving your virus problems . We have written about some virus problems. You can check the following :
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- How to remove Yahoo Messenger Virus
- Yahoo Messenger Virus,Gtalk Virus,MSN Virus