VirusTotal is a free online virus and malware scanning tool. It analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware detected by antivirus engines.
This online scanning tool can scan your file against multiple antivirus engine.
The unique features provided by VirusTotal
– Free, independent service
– Use of multiple antivirus engines
– Real-time automatic updates of virus signatures
– Detailed results from each antivirus engine
– Real time global statistics
You can simply upload the file into the website, it will scan your uploaded file against multiple anti-virus engines.
The antivirus engines includes AVG, Avira, Comodo, Eset, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro and many others.
The detection rate afforded by the use of multiple antivirus engines is far superior to that offered by just one product. But you should keep in mind that this is a on-demand services which cannot protect your computer directly.