It could be more transparent, but it's a great service considering it has even malware behavior analysis which can help you understand quickly what the executable is doing, at least in a limited way.
Great service to upload and see if the file have a virus.
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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.
It's a great option to be able to participate in a community way by leaving ratings and comments on the analyzed objects, especially when discussing about false positives.
It makes detecting malware or false-positives easy. Just the mobile UI is not the best and reporting comments is not directly possible.
Gives great detail as to why a certain file may be malicious. Great for general protection and analysis
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