Last modified at 5/7/2014 6:42 PM by Koen Zomers

There are many virus scanner tools available. I will list my personal favorites here. They are all available for free:

  • VirusTotal.com - free online virus scanner. You can submit your file to it or even let it scan a file on a specific url without even having to download it yourself first. It will run the file through approximately 40 virus scanners and provide a detailed report. It does give quite some false positives though, so unfortunately you can't take the results too serious.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials - free virus scanner for all Windows PCs running Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 or 8 with a legitimate installation. Also protects against mallware.