While there are several free online malware scanners
available, the most popular among them have been Jotti and VirusTotal. There is now news that Google has acquired VirusTotal.
Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging. So we’re delighted that Google, a long-time partner, has acquired VirusTotal. This is great news for you, and bad news for malware generators, because, The quality and power of our malware research tools will keep improving, most likely faster; and Google’s infrastructure will ensure that our tools are always ready, right when you need them.
VirusTotal will however continue to operate independently, maintaining its partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts.