While using computers or smartphone, everyone is sensitive about their security and want to be safe and want to prevent the virus in computer
But there are some bad people who always try to steal user data. Here are some tips which should be followed before installing any software to your system so that to keep the computer safe from viruses and malware attacks and prevent viruses on the computer.
It is necessary to stay safe from computer viruses and make computers safe against virus attacks.
- Do not install software from untrusty source. Always try to visit official website for downloading software.
- Scan file before installation.
Scan files before installation to prevent virus in computer
This is good practice to scan files before executing them on your computer. For scanning virus, there is an online website available which do this task perfectly.
Visit virustotal.com and upload your file there to scan for viruses.
- Scan file with virustotal
Open virustotal.com then upload a file.
The file can be uploaded by clicking on Choose file or simply drag and drop the file.
After some time the report of the file will be generated. If the file contains a virus the report will be similar to like this
There is also an option available to see community comment to the file. You can also add your comment if you are logged in.
If the file is safe and free of viruses the result will be like this
2. Scan links with virustotal
If a file is located on some online server or website user can simply put that file link on the webpage to see it if contains some virus.
First, switch to the URL tab and then paste a link here.
As I paste some URLs for demo purposes and hit enter now after some time it generates the result for me.
3. Scan domain or IP
Users can also scan domains and IPs of websites to see whether it is free of virus or not, for this purpose switch to search tab and paste or type URL of the site.
By following these steps hope you will be able to prevent the virus in computer and will be safe from computer virus.