Cyber Security Tip – VirusTotal

Virustotal ( is a Google-owned site that you can use to scan & “analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community [aka Anti-virus/Anti-Malware companies].”

If you suspect or are unsure about the how safe a link (URL), download, or file is, you can use Virustotal to scan them beforehand. Here’s how:

  • For Files: Drag & drop them in the “File” tab



  • For URLs (Links): Right-click on the URL/link you want to scan to copy and paste it in the “URL” tab.







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