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Kaspersky

VirusDesk

Scan files and links for viruses online.

Report a false positive or new threat.

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Questions and Answers

How does VirusDesk scan files?

Kaspersky VirusDesk uses antivirus databases and reputation information from Kaspersky Security Network. It notifies about known threats detected in the file and shows detailed information about each threat. Kaspersky Virus Desk does not disinfect files.

Important: Kaspersky VirusDesk cannot be used for protection against viruses and threats.

The results of a scan performed by Kaspersky VirusDesk may differ from scan results of other Kaspersky Lab antivirus solutions due to differences in their settings.

Kaspersky VirusDesk scans files and archives up to 50 MB in size. To scan multiple files, compress them to an archive with the word “virus” or “infected” as a password. If you want to scan a larger file, use Kaspersky Whitelist, which checks files’ reputation by their checksum.

How does VirusDesk scan links?

Kaspersky VirusDesk checks the reputation of the submitted link in Kaspersky Security Network and shows one of the following results:

  • The link is malicious or You risk losing your data by following this link. There is a risk of data loss or harm to your computer if you follow this link. We advise you against following such links.
  • The link is safe. The link does not pose any harm to your data or your device. The content of the target page falls under a known category in Kaspersky Security Network.
  • No information found about the link. The Kaspersky Security Network database has insufficient information for identifying the link reputation as good or poor. You may follow the link at your own risk.
Important: unlike Kaspersky Lab antivirus software, Kaspersky VirusDesk does not scan website’s traffic or content (scripts, text, or multimedia files). The reputation of the link does not reflect the current state of its content, which is why the results of the VirusDesk scan may differ from the results of scans performed by antivirus solutions.

What to do if the file is encrypted?

Kaspersky VirusDesk can detect which type of file-encrypting malware was used, but it cannot decrypt files. To restore your files, use our free decryption tools: https://noransom.kaspersky.com.

How to report a false detection or a new virus?

A false detection is a situation when a threat is detected in a safe file or link.

If you disagree with the scan result, you can send the file or link to the Antivirus Lab for further analysis using the Submit for analysis button on the scan result page.

Please note that files submitted for analysis must not exceed 35 MB.