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Created: 06 Aug 2009 • Updated: 14 Jul 2010 • 5 comments
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Sometimes when a file is not detected as threat and you think it is a Malware and still it is not getting detected.
In order to scan it from a different antivirus you actually un-install the current antivirus to install a 3rd party antivirus you update the definitions and then scan a file.
Just to know that even that is not detecting it.
There is a easier way of scanning a file with 39 well known antivirus software with their updated definitions.
Simply submit your file to
VirusTotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, and all kinds of Malware detected by antivirus engines.
It will scan it and will give you the results for all the antivirus companies in a minutes or two..
after viewing the results you can either submit the file to Symantec security response at :  /essential /BCS depending on your contract.

VirusTotal is not substitute any antivirus software installed in a PC, as it only scans individual files on demand. It does not offer permanent protection for the user's system either.
Although the detection rate afforded by the use of multiple antivirus engines is far superior to that offered by just one product, these results DO NOT guarantee the harmlessness of a file.
Currently, there is not any solution that offers a 100% effectiveness rate for detecting viruses and Malware. You may become a victim of misleading advertising, if you buy such a product under those premises.
Sometimes no Antivirus Company will detect it since it will be a new threat that nobody knows about so it even Virus Total is not 100% reliable service. But still it is used by most of the Administrators and Organizations around the world.

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John_Prince's picture

As an addendum to this, if you do see this detected as a threat of any kind you can submit it to, this will give you a report in roughly 10-15 minutes of every registry key, file, process, etc. that it modifies as well as any ip addresses/domains it attempts to contact.

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Jeremy Dundon's picture

Is that it is owned by Symantec.

Not to say that I like Virustotal any less for being neutral. 

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Rafeeq's picture

Helped me recently to check one of the files.. Good day

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Sandeep Cheema's picture

For those who do it lot of times a day

Uploader and email.

You can upload files with context menu and scan files in your email before downloading them by forwarding the mail to

De facto when AV does something, it starts jumping up and down, waving its arms, and shouting...

"Hey!  I found a virus!  Look at me!  I'm soooo goooood!"

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Olá minha gente amiga;

Quero e preciso lhes pedir a gentileza  de me orientarem como navegar nesse site ma linguagem Português, pois não tenho conhecimento do Inglês; sendo assim fica muito difícil (até impossível) o meu conhecimento sobre esse site ! POR FAVOR...! Ok ?

Aguardo essa PRECIOSA ajuda & orientação de vocês e antecipo meus sinceros agradecimentos!!!

Envio ABRAÇOS carinhosos a todos(as) vocês.

Deste amigo;

Raimundo José de Miranda

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