Friday, July 04, 2008

How to Check Email Attachment Clean or Infected with some Virus

Here are the steps to check suspicious e-mail attachments quickly:

1. Forward that email message with the file attachment intact to (limit is 10 MB)

2. Write SCAN in the Subject field of the forwarded message and delete the full body of the message. Send the e-mail.

3. You should receive a virus report in the next few minutes.

If you have a file on the hard drive, upload that to Virustotal via web browser and wait as this free service analyzes your file using different antivirus services.

VirusTotal has been awarded by the American edition of PC World Magazine, one of the 100 best products of year 2007 in the Security Web Site category.


  1. Wow, that's a pretty nifty tip. Hopefully I will never have to use it, but it's nice to know a service like this exists.

  2. Thx for your appreciation!
    This tip can be useful in any emergency (you never know when you receive such e-mails which you need to check)

  3. Thanks a lot for telling this tips
    because there are many mails which are infected from viruses.
    satish kumar