With the increasing threat of online attackers and the computer virus infection, we need to stay updated and safe to protect our data. Although we all like to have a good Anti-Virus installed in our system but it is also not enough sometimes and require constant update of virus definitions else the tool might prove useless.
It is not always possible to scan the system and a suspicious file with the system scanner. What about some tool that can handle all this process for you? Wouldn’t it be great if some tool submits the suspicious file to the Anti-Virus companies for the scan automatically? Here is one such tool called X-Ray developed by Raymond that will help you a lot.
What this tool does is, it sends the file that you wish to scan to the 31 antivirus companies for the online scan and lists the result in a log file for you to analyze. These 31 famous antivirus companies include companies like Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda and Symantec etc. among the others. You just have to browse the file, select the antivirus companies and click the “Send for Analysis” button.
X-Ray can also scan the file with Virus Total directly within itself. It might be interesting to note here that the scan analysis report from these companies usually takes time in hours, so better to check the report in a couple of days.
The tool is free to use and is supported on Windows 7, Vista and XP (both 32 and 64 bit versions). You can download the tool from the link below and can read more about it on the homepage.