Saturday, December 22, 2007

The darker side of online virus scanners

Online antivirus services such as VirusTotal and VirusScan have been around for a few years now. Services like this mean that any user can scan a suspicious file for malicious code online. These services differ from the online scanners offered on antivirus vendor sites by scanning files with several antivirus products simultaneously. For instance, VirusTotal currently uses 32 antivirus products to check suspicious files!

Read the article HERE.


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