The security of computers and the data stored on them is one of the main problems of modern society. More and more, our daily lives depend on computers, from work to online shopping and home delivery of products, so it is very important to protect them from viruses and hacker attacks. Best of all, antiviruses will help, which must be separately installed on computers. However, you can also check the system for malware online.
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It’s impossible to simply open a site and scan your computer there, as web services do not have access to files and installed programs stored on the computer. However, you can use a cloud-based antivirus that scans your system no worse than a desktop one without a full installation process and without registration. Go to the cloud, download a small client, and he will get all the necessary tools for checking himself from the cloud. Having discovered a malicious program, the service will offer to remove it.
We suggest you familiarize yourself with several cloud anti-virus products from well-known companies. They have the same principle of operation – you go to the site and download the client, which then scans your system for viruses and, in the case of detection of malicious files, offers to delete them.
F ‑ Secure Online Scanner (Windows)
HouseCall (Windows, macOS)
ESET Online Scanner (Windows)
Keep in mind that online scanners only allow you to identify threats that are already on your computer, and to prevent them from getting to the system you need to use a full-fledged antivirus.
There are also antiviruses for mobile devices, but one cannot say with certainty how effective they are. In order to prevent a virus from getting onto your Android smartphone, download applications only from official stores and use caution when obtaining root privileges. As for the “apple” gadgets, the malware for the iPad and iPhone is relatively small due to the closeness of iOS. However, if you use jailbreak, be doubly careful.
If you want to check not all the contents of the computer, but only individual folders or files, use the online services below. Everything is very simple – just go to the site and download the necessary files, without downloading anything to the computer.
In addition to files, using these services you can also check hyperlinks. If this or that link makes you suspicious, copy it, paste it into the appropriate field on the website and click on the “Check” button.