What is VirusTotal?
You can scan online files from the VirusTotal website from any device. From here, you can scan a file, a web search or even a URL.
But you can also install VirusTotal as an APK so that you can use it on your streaming device seamlessly. In this format, VirusTotal can be used to scan any and all apps contained in your device.
In the following guide, we have a simple and straightforward step-by-step process through which you can install VirusTotal on streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV or Firestick as well as the NVIDIA Shield. It’s compatible with most streaming devices and is easy to use once installed.
How to Install VirusTotal on Firestick and Android Boxes
3. Enter WebSafetyTips FileLinked code – 11111111 (eight ones) to enter on WebSafetyTips FileLinked store. Click on Continue.
4. Scroll through the store until you find ‘Security and privacy’ category. Under this category you should notice VirusTotal file. Click on it!
5. Go to Install.
6. Open VirusTotal right away and click on Open.
7. If for any reason, VirustTotal app can’t open right away, go back to the home screen and go to Your Apps & Channels. Select See All.
8. Navigate to the bottom of the page and press VirusTotal.
9. Select Options which should have three horizontal lines. Click on it in order to Move to front.
The process to install VirusTotal is complete! Click on the app icon to open VirusTotal right away.
How to Use VirusTotal
First, you have to launch the app. Upon doing so, you should see the following screen:
- Click on SCAN.
- Select OK.
- You should be able to see your Scan Report.
Apps/files marked by VirusTotal as malicious does not necessarily mean they are harmful to you. The detection could be caused by a harmless modification or a false-positive detection.
Attention: Read before you continue
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You might need a mouse in order to properly navigate the VirusTotal app. For instance, a complimentary Bluetooth remote control will enable you to view a variety of other features, like Scan, which is located on the right-hand corner at the bottom of the screen.
Now that you know how to install VirusTotal, be sure to use it wisely and in conjunction with a good Virtual Private Network. This is just one of many ways that you can use the Internet safely and it shows that you are proactive when it comes to safeguarding your online safety.
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