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    • Virustotal is an online, platform-agnostic tool that scans one unknown file against multiple engines. herdProtect is a multi-engine, installed realtime antivirus product for Windows. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader is an easy and powerful solution to upload any suspicious file to the official VirusTotal website, and receive the results in real time.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued PhrozenSoft no longer offers the uploader but it is still downloadable from http://phrozensoft-virustotal-uploader.software.informer.com/
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    VTzilla

    VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal.

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    • Discontinued The extension is no longer updated. Last version, 1.5.1, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from Mozilla Addons
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VirusTotal Comments

VirusTotal should not be relied upon

about VirusTotal · ·

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Sorry, I'm not a fan.

I've yet to see any site come up with warnings.

This is even when my own AV or the browser has blocked me from a site for Malware - yet the same vendors do not raise an alert here.

I've raised this gap with VT before, and been fobbed off with some nonsense about different gradings or some such. Point is, if it's a problem for your AV, or your browser, it should automatically register as an alert on VirusTotal.

A note on WOT: ratings appear to include provision for political grounds. You'll probably have to fiddle with the settings to get WOT to only alert users on security grounds.

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I'm a pretty safe and smart internet user, if I may say so ...

Comment by peterstaack
about VirusTotal · Jun 2011 ·

I'm a pretty safe and smart internet user, if I may say so (and I shall), but it's nice having this as a first line of defense when downloading applications and files.

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This tool has a feature to use URL to the file you are plan ...

Comment by BosseWeb
about VirusTotal · Jun 2011 ·

This tool has a feature to use URL to the file you are planning to download so that it can be checked before you actually download it. All you need to get is the URL for the file. That can often be made by rightclicking the download link and then clicking "Copy Shortcut" or something like that. Then paste the shortcut in Virus Total Uploaders URL-field and click "Get and upload". Good One!

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Virustotal along with WOT is a GOOD start to safer computer ...

Comment by BosseWeb
about VirusTotal · Jun 2011 ·

Virustotal along with WOT is a GOOD start to safer computers!

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Sometimes I find myself downloading so much potentially dan ...

Comment by gordita_de_lisoform
about VirusTotal · Jun 2011 ·

Sometimes I find myself downloading so much potentially dangerous crap everyday, I can't live without this site !

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