Internet has anything, well, almost anything you may need for you virtual life. The question is, whether is safe enough to download the file you found through the search engine, downloaded with the torrent utility, or got from a friend. It may be infected with malicious code, which will give you an extra headache instead of offering a solution. Are you scared? If you have a strong protection, and you are confident you can deal with possible infection if need arises, you should not be. As a ordinary Internet user, you are not of much interest for the experienced hackers, more like a subject for scattered online generic viruses and malware.
However, if you want to be extra careful, you always can double-check the suspicions file to have peace of mind and preserve your computer from potential infection. It is always better to foresee and prevent the security issue than to fix and clean it after the fact.
Jotti’s malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs to give you the most reliable results. The service does not require user to login or register to use it.
Jotti scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 25MB limit per file.
Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% protection, not even when it uses several anti-virus engines, even though validation with several detection mechanisms (versus a single one, you might have on your computer installed) gives you the better chance to evaluate the file properly.
19 Virus engines available:
Additional information is offered about the loaded file as well, such as:
· File size
· File type