VirusTotal is one of the most effective ways how you can find out if a file that you suspect is a virus is a actually a virus. Very few things, if any, come close to scanning a file with 40+ different virus databases at once. One small annoyance of VirusTotal is that you need to open up a web browser in order to upload files. Now with PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader, which is a very feature rich VirusTotal desktop client, you don’t even have to do that.
You get three things after installing VirusTotal Uploader, main window, hotspot widget and a system tray icon. Files that you’d like to see scanned by VirusTotal just have to be dragged and dropped to the main window or the hotspot widget. So what can this VirusTotal desktop client do exactly?
- Automatically upload files to VirusTotal and submit them for scanning
- Batch file upload – upload several files to VirusTotal at once
- Quick upload of active processes, startup apps, services, etc
- Support for proxy – useful if you are blocked access to VirusTotal
- Feature rich main window + system tray icon and hotspot widget
- Result viewer – view scan results right from the uploader
To upload files just drag and drop them on the main window or the drag and drop hotspot. Multiple files can be added to the upload queue.
Alternatively you can use the quick upload feature by clicking on one of the options from the top left corner menu of the main window (Startup, Processes, Services, etc). This will allow you to quickly upload currently running processes, startup programs, etc.
This free VirusTotal desktop client starts upload right away. There’s an upload progress bar down below. Once the upload finishes it will be moved to the Awaiting results tab.
From there, when the file scan completes, it will be moved to the Available Results tab. Results of every file that you upload can be accessed from there. VirusTotal Uploader is very easy to use and will save you a lot of time. It can also help out with malware that blocks web browsers from running. You can download it for free by clicking here.