The fast speed at which malicious programs are popping up, makes it difficult even for security companies to analyze them all in time. There is a possibility that your installed antivirus product may miss a harmful file while some other security product can catch it as a new virus. So when you download new files from untrustworthy sources on the internet or find some suspicious programs/files on your computer, it is a wise practice to scan them with the VirusTotal multi-antivirus engine that can scan your uploaded files against 49 different antivirus engines using the latest malware definitions. If you think that uploading files from your computer to the VirusTotal site is not so easy, then you can use the PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader which integrates into Windows and makes it easy to scan any file, running process, services or startup item through the VirusTotal service.
You can download PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader from the PhrozenSoft website. The download is less than 3 megabytes and does not require any runtimes components or .NET framework in order to run. It can be installed on all Windows versions from XP and above. After the installation, you can run it from its desktop shortcut. When running, it places an icon in the notification area and a drop-zone on your desktop. You can drag-and-drop any files on this drop-zone to upload the files to VirusTotal.
Through the right-click context menu of the notification area icon, you can access various tools that show up running processes, startup items, installed services and programs accessing internet on your system. In these tools interface, you can select any of these processes, programs or services and click on the Submit button to upload them to VirusTotal for scanning.
You can also use the main interface of VirusTotal to select any files and upload them to the VirusTotal. Just click on the Open button and select the files. It would immediately start uploading them to VirusTotal and after the upload, a scan is scheduled. As soon as the scan results are fetched, a notification is displayed on your desktop window. Now you can check the results in the VirusTotal window under the Available Results tab.
The clean files are marked with a green checkmark while suspicious or detected malware is marked with a red cross icon. You can double-click on any of these results to see a list of detailed results where the results from each of the antivirus engines are shown including the detected malware name, antivirus engine version and the virus definitions update dates. Here, you can also open the results on the VirusTotal website by clicking on the Open in VirusTotal Website button.
In the settings for PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader, you can choose to open the results on VirusTotal website instead of the VirusTotal Uploader window, automatically start it with Windows, add network proxy, toggle the notification bubbles, choose how many simultaneous uploads are allowed and more.
PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader is a useful tool that enables you to upload any files, running processes, services, or startup items to the free VirusTotal service, where they will be scanned with more than 45 top-notch anti-virus products. Through its friendly interface and rich set of features, it makes it very easy to check for any suspicious file with the VirusTotal service.
You can download PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader from https://www.phrozensoft.com/.