Keep Your Computer Safe with VirusTotal File Uploader

Remove Malware and Viruses

VirusTotal File Uploader

Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect Viruses, Malware, Spyware/PUPS, and automatically share them with the information security community.


Not expecting an attachment in your email? Download something and want a second opinion over your current anti-virus/anti-malware software? With the majority of malware infections starting with web downloads and/or e-mail attachments, having a robust supplement to your current security software is of great utility. Look no further and employ VirusTotal as part of your defensive toolkit.

Upload your files to VirusTotal, by visiting their home site and use the main file scan form:

Or install the free VirusTotal Uploader utility to your computer. They offer the following:

NOTE: As of 2017 they discontinued updates to the official windows uploader so if it breaks, revert to the web-based uploader.

After installing, right-click any file under 32MB and choose VirusTotal from the menu. The scan results will be displayed in your browser.

Command-line is also supported on Windows, provide one or more files as arguments to make it work:

C:\path\to\vt\uploader\VirusTotalUpload2.exe file_to_upload.exe

VirusTotal can fetch and scan online files without downloading. Enter a URL or right-click it and choose “Copy link location” to cut and paste it, and then click the Get and upload button. After scanning, you can decide whether you want to download the file or not.


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