Skip to main content

How to check files without uploading to VirusTotal online Virus Scanner ?

Few days back we have published an article about checking files for viruses without uploading the file to VirusTotal online virus scanner.

Here is another method to check any files without uploading them to VirusTotal by using their new feature Hash Search. Only need to copy and paste file’s hash (md5, sha1 or sha256) into Hash Search.

In a simple word, Hash is mainly used for checking the honesty of files. A file’s honesty can be altered due to variety of reasons like malware infection, data loss, etc.

Ok, now how to locate a file’s hash? It is simple. There are several applications like Hash Tab to find that (Hash Tab is a Windows shell extension which adds a tab called "File Hashes" to the Windows Explorer file properties.).

Just install the application, then right click on any file and select Properties, then click File Hashes from the tool menu.

It will display MD5, SHA-1 hashes, copy one of them and paste into VirusTotal’s Hash Search. It will check the MD5 /SHA1checksum of a given file against the checksum database of VirusTotal.com.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

PaperBus-free & fast web proxy solution for anonymous internet surfing

There are several free proxy solutions available for downloading ( we had covered few of them in the previous posts ), but from my personal experience most of them are very slow in my country. If you are looking for a free, fast and reliable proxy solution for anonymous surfing, Here is a new multi-platform application, PaperBus (ad-supported) which lets you surf anonymously and bypass internet filters. Paper bus (brought you by Open Terrace Ltd the same company that made commercial proxy service Freedur) is very easy to use. Simply install, and run. No registration required. The only down side is there will be an ad web browser tab popping up in every twenty minutes while you are using it. Another interesting feature of PaperBus is that you can create a list of websites you don't want to surf through PaperBus. PaperBus is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Download appropriate version from here. ( via )