Scanning a malware through a list of antiviruses is as important as developing a malware. I would say it is more important than the malware itself. The reason I say it because a malware can only be called as a malware if it works as it was intended to work, and that is only possible after bypassing an antivirus software.
If you’re genuinely interested in knowing more about this, go ahead and read the complete blog, else ‘antiscan.me’ is what you’re looking for.
You can refer below video to know the steps required.
I assume that you’ve already developed a malware and want to check whether it bypasses most of the antiviruses or not. Installing each antivirus in your system and scanning your file through it, wouldn’t be a smart decision. This is the reason we will be using a website who offers this scanning service for free of charge and WITHOUT distributing the results to any antivirus companies.
You might have heard about a website called as ‘nodistribute.com’, it was the most famous among hackers and pentesters. Unfortunately, this website no long works as expected, I’ve been checking it through ages and at this moment I’m pretty much sure it will never work in the near future.
‘antiscan.me’ is an identical website where you can scan your file online with multiple different antiviruses without distributing the results of your scan. They’ll scan your file through at least 30 major antiviruses by using an API from a reliable provider (DynCheck) which has been around since 2016.
Below is the list of antiviruses that are supported at the moment:
Ad-Aware, AhnLab V3 Light, ArcaVir, Avast, AVG, Avira, 360 Total Security, BitDefender, BullGuard, ClamAV, DrWeb, Emsisoft, eScan, ESET, Fortinet, F-PROT, F-Secure, G Data, K7 AntiVirus Premium, Kaspersky, McAfee Endpoint Protection, Sophos, TrustPort, Windows Defender, Zone Alarm Extreme Security, IKARUS, Malwarebytes, Norton, VBA32, Zillya.
At the moment, you get 6 free scans for a day, everyday. You can simply use a VPN to get more free scans.
I would really encourage you to get their paid service only if you can, they charge $0.1 for each scan and it will help them in keeping the project alive.
It will take some time to scan the file and then you’ll see results as seen below.
This website offers three main features.
- Text Results - Same as seen in the above screenshots.
- Image Results - Same results but on an image.
- Links - You get an HTML element to show on your website.
How does an Antivirus work?
In simple terms, these antivirus companies checks the file through it’s massive database where all previously flagged viruses are kept.
They’ve designed their software in such a way that it scans for any malicious code within your file. If it detects any such code, the file is quarantined and the report along with the file is sent to them. Their security researcher then checks the file manually by reverse engineering. If it’s an actual virus, they’ll update their global database so in future when similar file wanders around, it detects it as a virus and quarantines it automatically.