Winja Scans Files & Processes in Windows Using VirusTotal

We have previously posted about PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader that integrates into Windows and makes it easy to scan any files, running processes, services or startup items through the VirusTotal service. Now they have released a successor to PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader and it is being called Winja. If you do not know, the word Winja is short for Windows Ninja, a person who hangs by a rope to clean the windows of a building. Perhaps in this case, the Winja software is meant to act like that person for your PC – to clean malware off your Windows PC.

Compared to PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader, Winja offers many more features and tools. For example, Winja allows you to scan processes and services located in various auto-start locations like the Task Scheduler, Windows Services, Windows Registry and more. It also allows you to scan processes currently being run through a module called Process Explorer.

Winja VirusTotal Uploader

The main Winja window offers a very easy to follow interface – different buttons to browse the files for scanning with VirusTotal, for the scanning of a URL, for scanning of running processes and for launching some of the advanced tools (this needs administrator level access).

If you choose to scan one or more files or URLs, then you would see a toast notification near the notification area of Windows desktop informing you that the scanning report is ready. If you see the report by clicking on the toast notification, you would see a VirusTotal report for the files you scanned.

Winja VirusTotal Uploader

While Winja adds to many features that PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader already had, it is not very much different in the basic functionality. It is not a full security software for PC and should be used only when scanning one of those suspicious files or processes.

You can download Winja from