I’m always coming across new viruses that haven’t even been added to the latest anti-virus software.

If I download a file that I suspect is a virus, the first thing I will do is check it against my internal scanner.

If that doesn’t detect it as a virus, the next obvious step is to check with a third party virus scanner. I use VirusTotal as it checks against about 40 anti-virus engines.

Once you’ve established that it might be a virus, how do you report it?

Avast!

ClamAV/ClamWin

McAfee

Symantec

F-Prot

F-Secure

TrendMicro

Sophos

Microsoft

DrWeb

BitDefender

Kaspersky

Malwarebytes

This is just a handful of the anti-virus software out there, so if you know how or where to submit to others, please feel free to add a comment below…

Note: Don’t expect a response from the anti-virus vendors straight away, it may take a few months for them to get back to you, if at all.