Virustotal is an excellent piece of software for those who are in need of a decent file sharing program. This is a kind of application that can take care of the uploading process for your virus infected files. It is so simple in its operation that it will not harm your system in any way. So what exactly does this program do?
First of all, it will start up a fake virus scanner. Once it has detected the viruses, the next step will be for it to put them on your context menu. Once you have selected the viruses to be removed from your context menu, you can right click on your selected files and select “Virustotal Uploader”. There you will see the Virustotal Uploader window:
Now you will have to choose the settings you want to use. It is possible that there will be a number of options here: Allow Upload Multiple Files, Upload Directory and Delete by Folder. Once you have selected the settings that you want, you will have to click on the + sign next to the option that says “upload now”. You will see that the Virustotal Uploader window has appeared:
It will then ask for you to save the selected files to your desired destination. The location here is important, as you will be asked if you want to use Windows’ default or custom folders for uploading. If you are using a custom folder, you should make sure that it does not already exist on your windows system. If it does, then you should use the Add/Remove Programs utility to remove this program from your computer. Next, you will have to click on “OK”.
Once you have completed all these steps, you should click on “next” to continue with the scanning process. First, you will see an icon on the left-hand side of the screen which says “scan”. This will activate a deep scan of your computer’s hard drive to find any viruses that have embedded themselves in it. If there are any viruses detected, they will be listed in a red box in the middle of the screen. You will then be able to view all of them in detail through the context menu.
Virustotal will warn you if there is some sort of problem that is blocking the scan. In this case, you will need to download and run a full antivirus program such as Mcafee or AVG before continuing. When the scanning process is complete, it should say something about removing the infected file(s). You can then proceed to the final step of removing the Virustotal uploader application. The removal procedure will require that you open the virus scanner that you used in the first step of removing the program.
Open up the tool, and you should see a folder with folders structure similar to this: c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Machine. You can proceed to the Virustotal Uploader folder and delete the application data file. After that, close the tool, and you will be able to see a prompt that asks you to restart Windows in order for the changes to take affect. Click on “ok”, and the process will finish without any problems.
After that, restart your system, and you will see that all the suspicious files that were preventing your computer from loading will be deleted. Open the task manager by pressing CTRL+ DEL. You will then see processes running that you recognize, and you can simply terminate them all in order to free more space on your hard drive. When the process is complete, restart the Virustotal Downloader, and you should be able to run it as smoothly as possible again. If you find that there are files remaining that you think may be harmful to your system, you can remove them using the methods outlined above.