Install VirusTotal to Check for Malware | Free Malware Checker (2020)

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Looking for a powerhouse of a malware detector? VirusTotal is your potential app for scanning your data free of any viruses.

VirusTotal APK is an application which has a huge scanning capacity of up to 550 MB. You can do that for free via their online portal.

The process is super quick and effective. You get done with it under ten minutes of app launch. Through the app, you will be able to detect which files to keep and which ones to discard.

virustotal app

If you want to directly install VirusTotal on your PC or phone. You can do so by simply going to their official website.

The official website allows you to scan your content as an URL, File or Document. The user interface on their official website is pretty direct and easy to get through.

You might wonder why VirusTotal is required on Firestick? Having a Malware Detector on any device is recommended for safety and browsing concerns.

Since we are always experimenting with different apps, and addons it is necessary to go an extra mile and have such a reliable app installed on our Firestick.

Note: All of the installation guides mentioned on our website are free of virus. Having VirusTotal as an app is a strongly suggested precautionary measure.

VirusTotal is available as an APK file for downloading purposes. Using this APK file you can download it anywhere such as on Firestick, Android Box and NIVIDIA SHIELD.

It works very smoothly on almost all of the operating devices.

Lets get straight into installing VirusTotal on Firestick, Fire TV and Android .

Wait up You!

With cyber crime on the loose, we want our readers to make sure that they are protected by a good VPN at all times. VPNs are an important investment you should make to keep your browsing safe.

Attention FireStick Users: Important Notice Before You Continue Reading!

While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.

IPVanish has been the fastest and most reliable secure VPN we have come across so far. Their servers are widespread and strictly secured. The VPN is very easy to install and user-friendly on every device including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you are not sure about the app, it comes with a 7-day money back guarantee with a refund. IPVanish also has a very attractive deal in which, when paid for a whole year subscription you can avail 67% discount on your annual plan!

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  • On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
  • Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
  • Click on ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
  • Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
  • Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.

Install VirusTotal on Firestick

Fire up your Firestick Home Screen and navigate to the option of Settings in Firestick.

Firestick Settings

Now further click on the option of ‘My Fire TV’.

my fire tv

Next click on the option of Developer Options.

developer options

Click on the option of Apps from Unknown Sources.

apps from Unknown Sources

Click on the option of Turn ON.

Note: VirusTotal is not available as an official Firestick app, therefore we will be sideloading it. It is completely safe and secure to have on your Firestick.

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Head back once again to the main Home Screen, and tap on the Search icon.

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Type in ‘Downloader’ and look out for the Downloader App in the options.

Click on Downloader App.

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Select the Downloader App icon displayed on screen.

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Next click on the option of ‘Open’.

If you already have the Downloader App installed you will see the option of ‘Get’ instead of ‘Open’.

Click on Get to launch your App.

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Next click on the option of ‘Allow’.

allow downloader

Proceed with the process by clicking on ‘OK’.

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You can now see a search bar/ pathway link in which you will be typing the following URL:

Please know, in case of any broken link the downloading will not happen successfully. Therefore make sure you are writing the exact url.

Once you have successfully written the URL click on ‘Go’.

Further click on the option of Install.

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Click on ‘Done’.

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You can see the small icon pop-up at the bottom end of the screen which confirms the app has been installed.

You will now be redirected back to the main page of Downloader.

Click on the option of ‘Delete’.

This step is to get rid of the APK file which consumes the extra space on your Firestick. We recommend you to go through this step.

Click on the option of Delete again.

Go back to the Main Home Screen of your Firestick.

In the section under ‘Your Apps & Channels’. Click on the option of ‘See All’.

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You can see the total list of all of the Apps you have installed on your Firestick.

Scroll down to the apps and look for VirusTotal. Since VirusTotal is an important app you should have on your Main Home Screen.

So Click on the Option Button, and select Move.

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Move the App to the Front of all of the Apps in the list.

VirusTotal is all set to be used by you for scanning your apps and addons.

Guide for Using VirusTotal APK

VirusTotal is a very easy app to use. The layout is very simple, plain and easy to understand.

Everything is very straightforward and you can easily get started with the app in few easy steps. Here is how”

Once you launch the app, This is what your screen looks like.

Simply Click on SCAN!

virutotal apk-scan

Once you click on the scan option, you will next be taken to a small message window screen.

Click on‘OK’.

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Do not be discouraged by the prompt. The app will work smoothly regardless.

Now, you will see a list of scanned app in front of you which are all of the apps installed on your Firestick device.

This is a Scan Report. Thoroughly go through the scanned data of your apps.

scan report

That’s all you need to do to get started with the VirusTotal.

It is simple, easy and user-friendly app.

Brief Overview & Features of VirusTotal APK

Despite its effortless user interface, VirusTotal does require a mouse control with it. We recommend using Mouse Toggle for the purpose.

You can however use a Bluetooth remote to grant you access for screen motility.

Here is a wrap up of the app with some additional perks:

  1. Very plain, simple and straightforward in its working.
  2. It does not hold up much space on your Firestick.
  3. Scans and can anchor data and files up to 550 MBs.
  4. Helps you get rid of any malware infected app or addon.
  5. Comes in an APK file format which allows for easy installation process.
  6. Supports multiple formats for scanning purposes.
  7. Great website which you can use for free in scanning your other apps and documents from your browser and phone.

Our Final Thought

We strongly recommend having VirusTotal installed on your Firestick. For us it has helped us get rid of some malicious apps we were initially unaware about and also has kept us safe so far.

Follow our guide and Install it in few easy steps!

Let us know which malicious malware did you catch on your device or Firestick.

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