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The following guide will show you How To Install and use VirusTotal to scan apps, links, and more.
This will ensure any files you use on your device are virus free and malware-free.
VirusTotal is a website/application that allows users the ability to scan any file up to 550 MB for free via their online portal. This usually takes only a few seconds and you will know whether or not the file contains any malware or not.
For those wishing to scan files on their computer or other device, we can simply do so by accessing the VirusTotal website. Here we have the option to scan a File, URL, or Search.
However, VirusTotal is also available as an APK to install on a streaming device. This will allow you to scan all applications within the device and ensure they are malware free.
In the guide below, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions to install the VirusTotal APK on a Firestick/Fire TV Device. However, these steps will also work on a Android device such as NVIDIA SHIELD and more.
How To Install VirusTotal on Firestick, Fire TV, Android
1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings
2. Click My Fire TV
3. Choose Developer Options
4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources
5. Choose Turn On
6. Return to the home screen and hover over the Search icon
7. Type in Downloader and click “Downloader” which will appear under keyboard
8. Select the Downloader app
9. Click Download
10. Click Open
11. Click Allow
12. Click OK
13. Click the search bar where you will be prompted to enter in a URL.
14. Type the following URL exactly as it is listed here and click Go – https://troypoint.com/virus
- Important Note: this APK file is not hosted by TROYPOINT. This link is pointing to the installation file hosted at archive.org
15. When prompted, click Install
16. Click Done
17. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete
18. Click Delete again
19. Return to home-screen and under Your Apps & Channels click See All.
20. Scroll down to hover over VirusTotal and click the Options button (3 horizontal lines). Then click Move to front
Installation is now complete. The guide below will show you how to use VirusTotal to scan your device for malware.
How To Use VirusTotal APK
After launching the app you are greeted with the following screen
- Select SCAN!
- Click OK
- You can now view your Scan Report
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is always a chance of an app or APK returning a false positive upon scanning and report a virus or malware. All apps within the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer have been scanned and tested to ensure there is no malicious content.
If you find an application that is infected with a virus or malware, we suggest uninstalling it and then reinstall if available through the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.
To ensure the apps on your device are malware free, we strongly suggest using the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer. These applications are pre-scanned and guaranteed to be 100% virus and malware free.
VirusTotal Features & Description
For complete navigation within the VirusTotal app, a mouse may be needed. If you have a compatible Bluetooth remote this will grant you access to other features such as the Scan option in the bottom right hand corner:
Here, we can scan a file or URL by selecting one of the options shown above.
For those without a keyboard or remote with mouse, we can install Mouse Toggle to use this feature.
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Overall, VirusTotal is a great tool to use for streaming apps and any file you may be accessing on the internet. Give it a try today!
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