Some virus infected files doesn’t identify in few anti-virus softwares. People try to install different anti-virus software in order to get proper detections. In this context online virus scanners plays a crucial role. In this video demonstration I introduced one website which examines user uploaded files in more than 40 online virus scanners like kaspersky, panda, norton, sophos, McAfee etc.
Most people are familiar with the installed version of virus scanners. New PC’s often include trial packages of Symantec or McAfee. These same companies and others offer free online virus scanners that work with your web browser. Although related to the installed counterparts, they do differ.
Can Free be Good?
“Free” is one of those words that invoke interesting reactions. Once you mention it, someone will say, “You get what you pay for”. You also get a few people who claim the services are free because these companies are sucking the contents of your PC and selling your personal data.
I can see where people might leap to some of these conclusions. For example, these scanners are not as effective in some areas as stand-alone products. Online virus scanners are designed to detect current threats to your machine whereas stand-alone programs provide other layers of protection like real-time scanning of incoming email and so forth. Some of these online services do not clean infected files