I have an application I am trying to bring to market and I want to ensure that nothing in it is picked up by a virus scanner (since that would reflect badly on me).

Since I only have a single scanner on my machine (MSE), I'm finding it hard to test it in as many different scanners as possible.

I have found VirusTotal does exactly what I want, but they have a very low file size limit (64mb) whereas my application installer is about 300mb.

Are there any online tools that will scan a file with multiple scanners, or is there another way to scan my installer with as many different scanners as possible, short of installing each scanner?

  • FWIW, I've used VirusTotal when I want to do an online multiple virus scan of a file. It has the 64MB limit, but that can be worked around by simply sending it the executable files involved one at a time. You're not going to have viruses in certain data files anyway, so why bother with them? – Glenn1234 Sep 2 '13 at 1:44
  • @Glenn1234, except some of the files I want to scan are bigger than 64mb. – Steve Sep 2 '13 at 1:45
  • @Steve you just have one giant executable? If its packages up you could probably scan individual components at one time. There is a possibility that compression or combining may trigger some signature, but that is a low likelihood. – Eric G Sep 4 '13 at 0:37

You may be able to use any of another services such as No Virus Thanks. You will need to perform further research to determine whether it will meet your size and other needs.

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  • I'll look into that site. I've done the usual Google search, but the problem with this kind of question is it's hard to tell which sites are legit. – Steve Sep 2 '13 at 1:22
  • @Steve I found that using "online multi virus scanner" but it looks like the only free option that may work. All the others I looked at were 10mb, 25mb, 80mb... You may need to find a paid solution or install a test environment somehow for files larger. – demize Sep 2 '13 at 1:25

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