Monday, 24 September 2012

VirusTotal += Webutation

It has been a while since we last included a domain characterization dataset, we have just added Webutation and we would like to give them a really warm welcome.


The Webutation team describes its service as follows:

Webutation is an open community about Website Reputation and
  • collects user feedback and customer experience about websites.
  • tests websites against spyware, spam and scams with smart scanning technology in realtime.
  • queries
    • Google Safebrowsing against badware and phising fraud (which is used in Firefox as well and updates every half hour).
    • Website Antivirus which scans sites against adware (popups), spyware (outgoing links) and viruses.
    • WOT which collects some reviews about websites.
    • Norton Safe Web
    • as well as many other website feedback resources.
It is clear that this will surely enhance the information rendered in the additional information section of VirusTotal reports, it is precisely there where this tool appears because it characterizes domains rather than URLs, example:

https://www.virustotal.com/url/5ab7fdaa6cc0cbc8e17965044afe3c47266819335a9fa5533004113664bbb4ef/analysis/1348486392/

As it happened with the other domain characterization engines, the data returned by Webutation can be used for building customized scoring systems for full URLs.

Webutation, once again, thanks for your collaboration!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

VirusTotal += Kingsoft

We welcome Kingsoft as a new engine working at VirusTotal. Kingsoft Security is a chinese antivirus company that has been in the market since year 2000, and now is the fifth largest Internet software company in that country.

This specific engine we've integrated is heavily based on cloud technology.

Friday, 7 September 2012

An update from VirusTotal

Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging. So we’re delighted that Google, a long-time partner, has acquired VirusTotal. This is great news for you, and bad news for malware generators, because:

  • The quality and power of our malware research tools will keep improving, most likely faster; and
  • Google’s infrastructure will ensure that our tools are always ready, right when you need them.  

VirusTotal will continue to operate independently, maintaining our partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts. This is an exciting step forward. Google has a long track record working to keep people safe online and we look forward to fighting the good fight together with them.   

VirusTotal Team

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