Download VirusTotal Scanner for Desktop [Unofficial]

It is always difficult to judge that the files we are going to download from new and unreputable websites are safe or contain malware, when it comes to reviewing freeware apps from new websites as a blogger, I first make sure it is virus free before recommending my readers blog so we download these files and obviously upload this file to VirusTotal which scans this file with 40+ antiviruses, if a result shows it as malware we can ignore it as a false positive, but if most results indicate as a virus or Trojan we we do not review them. If you have a lot of files that you need to check on VirusTotal, this is a very long process as you need to upload each file one by one, there is “VirusTotal Uploader” available on VirusTotal, which reduces part of the process, there is any desktop tool offered by VirusTotal that performs file scanning without the need to upload the file? no, not any so far, meet VirusTotal scanner desktop tool that after installation on your computer allows you to drag and drop any suspicious file on its interface to scan in VirusTotal without loading the file, it does this by running Hash based scan.

Scan any file using VirusTotal from the desktop without actually uploading the file :VirusTotal Scanner

Launch the tool after desktop installation or you can also run it from the portable version, what you need to do is drag and drop a file you want to check on VirusTotal in the application’s UI once the file is selected, its MD5 and SHA256 values ​​are shown, click “Virus Total Scan” to perform the scan, which searches VirusTotal and displays the VT report afterwards.

VirusTotal Scan Report

“This tool performs a hash-based scan of VirusTotal, thus reducing the time it takes to load the file.”

VirusTotal Scanner integrates with the Context Menu, so you can easily start a scan of any file by right-clicking and selecting the program.

Unfortunately this program crashed when we tried to check the file after selection, we can’t confirm if this problem is on our side or on the program side, can you tell me how this program works on your computer. We can expect the developer of this program to fix this if it crashes for everyone.

You can uninstall this program from its installation directory, which of course can be found in ProgramFiles.

Download VirusTotal Scanner

To update: Try running this program in Windows XP Sp3 compatibility mode, it worked for us, check the screenshot shared above.

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