Online Virus Scanner
How can I choose a file to scan?
Either upload the file from your computer, or send the url of the file that you need scanned.
What happens to the files submitted? Will you do anything with my files?
No. Files that are sent are immediately scanned, then deleted. The only thing that is recorded is their MD5 checksum, which is used as a caching feature so that the same file is not scanned twice. Files uploaded here are not currently sent to anti-virus companies.
Where should I report any errors that I find?
Email email@example.com with the name of the file or action that caused the error. This is still being programmed, so feedback is appreciated.
Is there a file size limit?
Ten megabytes for now, that limit may change in the future however.
Why don't you use X scanner?
In order to use a scanner, it has to be free, and run on FreeBSD. If you know of any other scanners that fit those requirements, don't hesitate to suggest them.
Will the scanner scan each file inside a zip?
Yes, in fact this method is recommended for scanning multiple files.
How long does it usually take?
Average time for a file around 1 megabyte using all five scanners is around 30 seconds. The time varies based on file size and server load.
What should I do if I want to check several files without the long wait?
If you want to scan several files at once, you can add them to one zip file and scan the zip file. This is an extremely faster method than sending each file individually.
What should I do if I already have a virus?
You should read the guide at http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide, which will give you the instructions you need to scan and remove viruses.