Virustotal (https://www.virustotal.com) 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.