Free Security Check Ups

Text files for viruses:

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.  If you downloaded or notice a questionable file on your computer, use this site to upload that file to be tested.

Free anti-virus & computer network software:

These companies provide free up-to-date anti-virus software.

Web Sites with online testing tools:

Scan computer for viruses and Malware:  Many computer security vendors offer free computer security checks for your computer. Visit a link below to check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and more and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Test the safety of a website:  Several organizations offer free on-line tools for looking up a potentially malicious website. Some of these tools provide historical information; others examine the URL in real time to identify threats: