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VirusTotal

Free online malware detection service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
  • Android
Avg rating of 4.2 (12)| 15 comments

What is VirusTotal?

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

You can upload files up to 150 MB in size.

Applications for Windows, Mac and Android are also available to upload files to VirusTotal service.

Both VirusTotal and Rotarua Limited are owned by Google.

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  • Developed byGoogle, Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.2 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives34 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about VirusTotal, and it has gotten 410 likes

VirusTotal was added to AlternativeTo by Pablo_Mendoza on and this page was last updated . VirusTotal is sometimes referred to as VirusTotal Uploader.

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ab1
  
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URL scans are not limited to 650MB.

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xahkyen
  
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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.

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avaiki
  
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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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BubbleTea
  
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It's free and provides an important insight. However, they do not have any quality control for anti viruses. That means you will be getting a lot false positives. This becomes a huge problem when services integrate VirusTotal and boot your files off the platform when they get false positives.

Who in their right mind decided to put Jiangmin on this platform. A fake Chinese antivirus that apparently sees everything as a virus. If not that, then Webroot or SecureAge APEX decide to scream. Maybe Malwarebytes will have a hissy-fit this time. Who knows?

Compiled your program? Be prepared for users to yell, you code viruses, because some QiHoo 360 or other Antiy-AVL says it's a trojan. Got an encryption DLL? APEX thinks you're up to something. I'm tired of it!

They have over 60 different antiviruses. Most of which nobody has ever heard of or used. All these smooth brain programmers have hard-coded their software to detect viruses when an executable is not signed by Bill Gates himself. I'm talking about you, the developers of "MaxSecurity". Your website takes me to a dead index.html link.

If a homeless man developed an Antivirus using crack, TempleOS and a stolen Dell PC - VirusTotal would want a copy.

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andrei0x309
  
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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.

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CowMowTV
  
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It makes detecting malware or false-positives easy. Just the mobile UI is not the best and reporting comments is not directly possible.

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