How to detect the virus from an unknown website
Learn how we can check the availability of virus in any website or a file we searched over Internet.
Safety is better than cure,this proverb according to me is the best suit for this article.
There’s always a threat, while searching on Internet about the authenticity of an unknown site we searched.
There is great chance of detecting virus to be present in a searched website on Internet.
So Before proceedings to any unknown websites,files or url,we must first have to check the availability of any virus if any in that particular website.
Very less people know that over and above the search engine “Google Search”,also detects the presence of any virus in the search result !!!
we always used to take second opinion of a doctor to know the reason of our bad health,In the same way though the Antivirus program installed in your computer it is not 100% authentic,we have to go for second opinion.
To overcome this problem there is one company which gives you free service in detecting the virus.
This company only detects the virus from the particular website but it will not solve the problem of removing the virus.
It is totally up to you if you want proceed further to that site or not.
The name of the service is VIRUSTOTAL.COM
It had been launched by a Spanish company HISPASEC in June 2004,but Google had purchased it in September 2012.
This VIRUSTOTAL.COM takes the help of more than 50 antivirus services to detect any malware or viruses.
HOW IT WORKS
The working of this service is more or less same as the Google search engine.
- Goto VIRUSTOTAL.COM home page
- write or paste the site address or the file link or url address (max.upload file size is 128 MB) OR
- Tap Choose File to get the file from your device.
- Tap Scan it!
You will get the result within a seconds from over 50+ antivirus programs.
Interesting point about this service is that HACKERS are extensively using this service for checking the program they developed for hacking,to see that if this service detects any virus or malware from the program they developed.
In this way VIRUSTOTAL also getting the latest information about the viruses or malwares.