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VirusTotal was founded in 2004 as a free service that analyzes files and URLs for viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content. Our goal is to make the internet a safer place through collaboration between members of the antivirus industry, researchers and end users of all kinds. Fortune 500 companies, governments and leading security companies are all part of the VirusTotal community, which has grown to over 500,000 registered users.

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Latest Content From VirusTotal

Whitepaper: Get Smarter, Be Safer With VirusTotal Enterprise

by VirusTotalOct 24, 2018

VirusTotal Enterprises enables you to research and hunt for malware, to investigate security incidents, to automate analysis, and to keep your investigation private and secure.

Whitepaper: Outsmart Malware

by VirusTotalOct 22, 2018

VirusTotal Intelligence lets you hunt for malware threats that affect your networks

You are probably familiar with VirusTotal as a basic malware research tool. Did you know that VirusTotal Intelligence (VTI), an advanced analytics layer over the VirusTotal database, helps you perform malware threat hunting, relationship and behavioral visualization, and historical analysis on billions of malware samples?

With VirusTotal Intelligence (VTI), you can better defend against malware within your network. This advanced use cases solution brief describes how.

Whitepaper: Investigating Malware Threats Within your Network

by VirusTotalOct 22, 2018

VirusTotal Intelligence provides extensive information to accelerate malware threat investigations. Analysts can quickly build a picture of an attack and then use the information to better protect against other attacks.

In the course of an investigation, security analysts and incident responders are often presented with a file hash and asked to make sense of an attack. Unfortunately, this is like being given only a bullet and then asked to uncover the entire plot of a crime scene. Without further context, it is virtually impossible to perform attribution, build effective defenses against other strains of the attack, or understand the impact of a given threat on an organization. Read this whitepaper to connect the dots and uncover the plot.

Whitepaper: Shutting Down Banking Trojans

by VirusTotalOct 22, 2018

Disable banking trojans with VirusTotal Intelligence's advanced capabilities

Certain industries are especially at risk of password-stealing trojans, which capture customers' account credentials and then use those to transfer funds. Financial services are at a very high risk of credential theft, which leads to increased cost as well as reputation damage.

This paper describes, in details, how to use VTI to gather the information necessary to shut down the infrastructure that supports banking trojans.

Whitepaper: Mitigating False-Positives to Improve Software Publishing

by VirusTotalOct 22, 2018

For software publishers as well as corporate developers, antivirus false positives can stop users in their tracks and shut down revenue. VirusTotal Monitor creates an accelerated path to resolving false positive results -- before they cause harm.

Most users see VirusTotal as a tool for detecting malware and malicious behavior. As one of the world's largest malware intelligence services, VirusTotal is used by millions of people every day to perform basic research on malware.

However, since VirusTotal integrates results from 70+ antivirus solutions, it may also be used to discover legitimate files that are misclassified by AV products. This is what the industry calls false positives and they continue to be a major problem for software publishers of any size.

To help both the antivirus industry and software publishers worldwide, we have developed VirusTotal Monitor. VirusTotal Monitor is designed to help software publishers identify potential false-positive issues with their products, and to streamline the process of communicating these issues before they cause lost money and time.