If you do a lot of downloading from BitTorrent & P2P then you probably already have a good anti-virus program installed, we should hope. But with all the choices for anti-virus these days, is there truly a ‘best’ solution? It’s impossible to side with just one, especially with all those “false positives” that one program will report, while the other claims the file is clean. This is commonly the case for users of McAfee and Nod32 - so which one should you trust? You could feasibly install a third, or even fourth antivirus program, but this just isn’t practical.
So why not get yourself a second opinion - or how about 36 of them. That’s where an online virus/malware multi-scan comes in handy. Great for scanning those cracks & keygens you downloaded before you unzip/unrar them. Note: There’s a 20 MB size limit per file for both of these services.
With NoVirusThanks you’ll be able to scan your files using all of their 21 antivirus engines at the same time, and have the reports shown in one page. NoVirusThanks is a free online service that scans suspicious files for the possible presence of viruses, worms, trojans and any other kind of malware using several anti-virus engines simultaneously.
NoVirusThanks’ key features include:
- — Free and independent service
- — Use of multiple antivirus engines
- — Automatic updates of virus signatures every 24 hours
- — Advanced details of file analyzed
VirusTotal.com is the leader in online local file scanning and offers 36 independent virus/malware scans, all done simultaneously in real-time. Notable services include Symantec, McAfee, Eset NOD32, AVG, Trend Micro and Kaspersky. If VirusTotal can’t find any malware, then assume the file is clean.
Personally, I check downloaded files with ClamWin and I also take a look at Bitzi to see what others are telling for the file. My way of giving back is to send my own reports to Bitzi, to be useful in some way to others. All this stuff is open source/open content.
these tools doesn’t help at all, i can make my trojans undetected by antivirus programs by simply adding methamorphism when compilin the exe
no need of methamorphism rofl, just a packer can make undetected an exe, but it wont stay undetected for more than 1 day if you spread so this sites are sure usefull. I noticed also in http://novirusthanks.org there is a binder detector and other good information that sure help you also if file is undetected if you know what you need to know..
You can also use sandbox (Sandboxie) after used this site.
By the way great post didnt know the first one
All I have to say is one word… LINUX! You won’t be having a problem with those pesky viruses any more if you just would give it a spin
I haven’t used antivirus software in 2 years. Firefox with adblock and no script and common sense are all you need.
TONI’s right, LINUX!
If you’re a Windows user, the best anti-virus is F-Secure, and it donesn’t give you false positives!
Even if you don’t do anything with your’e computer or the computer doesn’t do anything, there still comes viruses by just being connected to the internet. E.g. there’s viruses that connect to random IP’s on the net.
That’s what NAT firewalls are for. I don’t run a software firewall either. The last Windows install I had was around a year old and I didn’t have any AV software, right before I did a fresh install of Windows I ran a virus scan just for the hell of it. No viruses.
I usually scan the programs i download with Norman Security Suite. It comes out well in most AV-reviews.
Using windows without a good antivirus installed is a bad idea. sooner or later a you’ll get infected with a virus. After having your computer fucked up with a badass virus, I’m pretty sure you’ll install som antivirus-software
Naaaa I’ll just reinstall windows. I’d rather do that once a year than have antivirus software.