virustotal

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.

For these reasons and more, we have included VirusTotal in our list of Best Firestick Apps.

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.

TROYPOINT TIP: For easy installation of VirusTotal, use the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer within the TROYPOINT App.

This app allows you to install the best streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes rather than installing each APK one by one. Use the link below to access this free application.

troypoint rapid app installer

TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer

*Every app within the Rapid App Installer has been scanned by VirusTotal and is guaranteed malware-free.

How To Install VirusTotal on Firestick, Fire TV, Android

1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings

hover over settings

2. Click My Fire TV

Click My Fire TV

3. Choose Developer Options

choose developer options

4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources

click apps from unknown sources

5. Choose Turn On

click turn on

6. Return to the home screen and hover over the Search icon

search icon

7. Type in Downloader and click “Downloader” which will appear under keyboard

type downloader

8. Select the Downloader app

select downloader

9. Click Download

The app will be ready for downloading. Press the Select button on your remote to start downloading the app.

10. Click Open

11. Click Allow

click allow

12. Click OK

click ok

13. Click the search bar where you will be prompted to enter in a URL.

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

troypoint.com/virus

15. When prompted, click Install

click install

16. Click Done

click done

17. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete

click delete

18. Click Delete again

click delete again

19. Return to home-screen and under Your Apps & Channels click See All.

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

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!

select start

  • Click OK

click ok

  • You can now view your Scan Report

view 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.

TROYPOINT Tip:  You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when installing any 3rd party applications. Even though these APK’s contain no malware, the developers and even your ISP can still log what you’re accessing through your IP address.

Using a VPN will ensure your anonymity by masking your IP address making your location and information completely unknown.

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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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