If you download a file from the internet and feel suspicious if the file is clean or infected, then you can use the free online Kaspersky File Scanner to scan this file. The best thing is that Kaspersky File Scanner always scans using the latest virus definitions.
You can scan a single file or a bunch of files. If you want to scan more than one file, then archive them together into a ZIP archive. You can use an archiving software like WinZip or WinRAR. The total size of the file should not be more than 1024 kilobytes.
To start scanning open the Kaspersky File Scanner web page at http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus. You will find a simple upload form – a Browse button and a Submit button.
Click on the Browse button and choose the file to scan for. If you want to scan more than one file, then zip them together and choose the ZIP archive instead. Click the Submit button after selecting the file.
After few seconds, you would see the results. The infected files are suffixed with red colored virus name and the clean files are suffixed with an OK. You can click on the virus names to see more details about the virus. Below the results you can see the statistics box which shows the number of items found infected.
Kaspersky File Scanner is a handy tool to check the downloaded files and documents for viruses before you try to run or open them. If you already have an antivirus product installed, then you can get a second opinion using the Kaspersky File Scanner.