Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Submission + - Google Acquires VirusTotal (

wiredmikey writes: Google has acquired VirusTotal, the popular service that lets users analyze suspicious files and URLs to help facilitate the detection of malware.

VirusTotal lets users submit a file that may be suspect and scans it using the engines of dozens of antivirus products to see if the file in question has been marked as malicious by any of the vendors. The offer a similar service for scanning URLs.

VirusTotal will operate independently, and maintain its partnerships with anti-virus firms and security researchers, the company said.The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google Acquires VirusTotal

Comments Filter:

They are relatively good but absolutely terrible. -- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos