Tue Aug 19, 2008 08:39
If you do a lot of downloading from BitTorrent & P2P then you probably already have a good anti-virus program installed, we should hope. But with all the choices for anti-virus these days, is there truly a ?best? solution? It?s impossible to side with just one, especially with all those "false positives" that one program will report, while the other claims the file is clean. This is commonly the case for users of McAfee and Nod32 - so which one should you trust? You could feasibly install a third, or even fourth antivirus program, but this just isn?t practical.
So why not get yourself a second opinion - or how about 36 of them. That?s where an online virus/malware multi-scan comes in handy. Great for scanning those cracks & keygens you downloaded before you unzip/unrar them. Note: There?s a 20 MB size limit per file for both of these services.
With NoVirusThanks you?ll be able to scan your files using all of their 21 antivirus engines at the same time, and have the reports shown in one page. NoVirusThanks is a free online service that scans suspicious files for the possible presence of viruses, worms, trojans and any other kind of malware using several anti-virus engines simultaneously.
NoVirusThanks? key features include:
? Free and independent service
? Use of multiple antivirus engines
? Automatic updates of virus signatures every 24 hours
? Advanced details of file analyzed
VirusTotal.com is the leader in online local file scanning and offers 36 independent virus/malware scans, all done simultaneously in real-time. Notable services include Symantec, McAfee, Eset NOD32, AVG, Trend Micro and Kaspersky. If VirusTotal can?t find any malware, then assume the file is clean.