Online Virus Scan

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 1, 2008
Updated • Feb 19, 2014

No Virus Thanks is another web service that provides options to scan files with multiple anti-virus detection engines. It pretty much works like other web services of its kind like Virus Total by providing an upload form on the website which can be used by the user to upload a file to the service. The file will be analyzed on the web server using multiple anti-virus engines and a report is generated in the end that displays information about the scan.

The file upload limit of No Virus Thanks is 20 Megabytes which means that it is not possible to upload files larger than that. The site has a rather low queue of 30 items and displays the current queue number in the upload form making it an excellent alternative to Virus Total if the service's queue is swarmed by users.  It usually does not take long to process an upload though. The status is shown after uploading the file to the online virus scanner.

The report contains a detailed analysis of the uploaded file including results of each antivirus engine that has been used to scan the file. One interesting option of the online virus scanner is the option to paste a MD5 hash into a form on the website. This can reduce the time before a result will be displayed if the file has already been uploaded and analyzed by another user of the service.

You can also check the article about online virus scanners that lists several websites that will scan the computer with one antivirus engine usually provided by the software developer of antivirus software.

Update: The web url of the scanner has changed, and we have modified it to reflect that change. The site now comes with options to scan web addresses as well, which you can use to make sure a web page is legit and not dangerous or malicious in nature.


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  1. mohamed said on November 17, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    very good

  2. venkat said on November 2, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Yes these online scanners are useful to found viruses and infections and they can not delete the viruses, that’s the downside of them.

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