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VirusTotal is an online service providing free malware scanning for individual files. It is not software installed on the user's computer, so it does not perform system-wide malware scans. The service performs aggregate tests using over 40 different antivirus products.[1] Tests can be run either on the website or through e-mail.[2] The variety of antivirus software used by the website allows a user to check for malware that his/her own antivirus solution may have missed, or to verify false positives.

VirusTotal was selected by PC World as one of the best 100 products of 2007.[3]

List of companies that participate in VirusTotal with their antivirus engines, tools and translatorsEdit

Antivirus enginesEdit

  • AhnLab (V3)
  • Antiy Labs (Antiy-AVL)
  • Aladdin (eSafe)
  • ALWIL (Avast! Antivirus)
  • Authentium (Command Antivirus)
  • AVG Technologies (AVG)
  • Avira (AntiVir)
  • Cat Computer Services (Quick Heal)
  • ClamAV (ClamAV)
  • Comodo (Comodo)
  • CA Inc. (Vet)
  • Doctor Web, Ltd. (DrWeb)
  • Emsi Software GmbH (a-squared)
  • Eset Software (ESET NOD32)
  • Fortinet (Fortinet)
  • FRISK Software (F-Prot)
  • F-Secure (F-Secure)
  • G DATA Software (GData)
  • Hacksoft (The Hacker)
  • Hauri (ViRobot)
  • Ikarus Software (Ikarus)
  • INCA Internet (nProtect)
  • K7 Computing (K7AntiVirus)
  • Kaspersky Lab (AVP)
  • McAfee (VirusScan)
  • Microsoft (Malware Protection)
  • Norman (Norman Antivirus)
  • Panda Security (Panda Platinum)
  • PC Tools (PCTools)
  • Prevx (Prevx1)
  • Rising Antivirus (Rising)
  • Secure Computing (SecureWeb)
  • BitDefender GmbH (BitDefender)
  • Sophos (SAV)
  • Sunbelt Software (Antivirus)
  • Symantec (Norton Antivirus)
  • VirusBlokAda (Vba32 AntiVirus|VBA32)
  • Trend Micro (TrendMicro)
  • VirusBuster (VirusBuster)

ToolsEdit

  • PEiD (PEiD)
  • pefile (pefile)
  • TrID (Marco Pontello)
  • PDFiD (Didier Stevens)

Translators:Edit

  • Polski: Pawel & Michael
  • Cesky: Strongy!
  • Deutsch: Moritz Konstantin Meurer
  • Magyar: István Csizmazia
  • 翻譯: LinHongJun
  • Italiano: Mario Dedè
  • Português: Daniel Henrique Tsuha
  • Svenska: Charlie Krogars
  • Français: Gérard Mélone
  • Ελληνικά: Alexander Filos
  • Nederlands: Croonen Martijn
  • Türkçe: Uður BOZDAÐ
  • Română: Căruntu Radu
  • Русский: Konstantin Potemichev
  • Dansk: Peter Ørsted
  • Slovenšèina: Sašo Badovinac
  • 日本語: Iso-G
  • 한국어: JaeHyung Lee 웹둥지넷
  • ihMdI: P`aSaaMt kamadar
  • Suomi: Jari Rinta-Korkeamäki
  • Arabic: بلال محمد عبدالكريم الزيتاوي
  • Македонски: Joleh Woo
  • Srpski: Rados Kovac

DrawbacksEdit

  • Since VirusTotal is a public service, malicious programmers can submit samples of their work to VirusTotal for analysis, and determine how to bypass detection methods of new threats through trial and error.[4]
  • VirusTotal is limited in that it can only scan files up to 20 megabytes in size submitted via its web interface or its e-mail interface.
  • Due to the nature of the service, files must be scanned on-demand, causing a backlog to build up at peak times. The website displays detailed graphs of server traffic, and archives these.
  • The antivirus programs used by VirusTotal have limited disassembling power, and VirusTotal does not execute the files for more comprehensive analyses.
  • Antiviruses used may not provide 100% accurate results.

SoftwareEdit

  • VirusTotal has created its own uploader, which enables users to directly send files from their system using the context menu, to scan for virus.

ReferencesEdit

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