VTZilla: VirusTotal Plugin for Firefox and Chrome

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VTZilla is a Firefox browser plug-in that uses VirusTotal to scan the files before you download them. With the help of VTZilla you can scan files with VirusTotal that you are trying to download. It helps not only in scanning files but also URLs. In it scanning options are placed in Firefox’s context menu and make the analysis process easy. VTZilla plugin is available for Google Chrome as well.

The main purpose of VTZilla is to help the community in securing the systems. VTZilla helps in scanning malware, so if there is any malicious file scan it with VTZilla, your system would be secure. You can also check out VirusTotal Uploader.


To start the VTZilla is very easy and simple to use. The requirements are very simple, you just need a valid email account. Then you have to go into Firefox plug-in option and install the add-on. After installing you will have to restart Firefox to start making its use.

Some other options for secure browsing that we reviewed earlier include: HTTPS browsing, Sandboxed Firefox, and AVG LinkScanner.

Suppose you have logged into your Gmail account and you find a suspicious mail in it. The email is saying about an unauthorized access from any user and is asking you to follow a link and provide some details to view account access logs. If you know it is a malicious mail then you leave it but if you don’t then just right-click on It and select the option scan with virus total from the context menu.

A new tab will be open and will show the report for the requested URL scan. In this way you check if there is any virus or not. If there is no virus then you can safely click on that link. The response time will entirely depend upon the load of the system at that point of time.

VTZilla also has its own toolbar for Firefox. One option in the toolbar is to scan the web site which is displayed in the active browser window with help of VirusTotal. A new tab will be open with VirusTotal report. VTZilla toolbar also have a search box in Firefox. This box allows you to directly check the virus total database for any particular file or report or even comment tags also. When searching the file report the box accepts MD5 hashes and many more.

VTZilla is a really good way to secure your Firefox against malicious files, and malicious website.

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Works With: Firefox
Free/Paid: Free

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