IPQualityScore's Malware File Scanner API scans files in real-time to detect viruses and malicious files. Accurately detect ransomware, trojans, keyloggers, adware, rootkits, spyware, and all sorts of unwanted software.
Detect viruses and suspicious software with real-time malware file scanning. Our virus scanning API can accept a file, which is live analyzed in a sandbox environment to identify trojans, keyloggers, viruses, and similar malicious files. Retrieve additional details like file size, file hash, etc. through the file scanning API results.
NOTE: Do not share this key with anyone. It's like a password and can be used to make queries using our API.
The URLs below can be used to fetch the result using cURL or another utility in most languages. Please see the usage example at the bottom of the page. Simply replace "TYPE" with the type of scan and provide a URL or file.
The "type" can be populated with "scan" or "lookup". The "lookup" value will only check our database of file scans in the last 24 Hours for the same file, while "scan" executes a full malware file virus scan. Please use the "file" field to submit the file by POST with each API request. You can optionally pass a file URL instead of the entire file, as shown in our example code.
NOTE: For a description of each field listed above, please consult the response documentation below.
Example errors that you may encounter when accessing our API due to an exhausted credit balance or an invalid URL.
The following definitions explain each of the malware file scanner API's data points.
|Indicates if the api request was successful
|potential error message
|sha256 of the provided file
|Type of scan
|Depends on type of scan, possible values include: "completed", "cached", or "pending"
|Result of the scan, which lists if any threat engines detected a virus, rootkit, ransomware, keylogger, or similar type of malicious file
|if the status is pending, request this url to fetch the result
|A unique identifier for this request that can be used to lookup the request details or send a postback conversion notice.
|Array of errors which occurred while attempting to process this request.
|array of strings