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Author Topic: Battle of the 6 Online Malware (AntiVirus) File Scanners  (Read 7375 times)
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« on: May 28, 2008, 12:52:41 PM »

Over at the Raymond.CC blog there is a nice comparison today of 6 different online antivirus scanners.

We've discussed most of these sites before on DonationCoder.  You might be thinking to yourself "I already have an antivirus tool installed -- why do I need a slow online version?".

The answer is simple: These online sites will scan a submitted file using a large number of different commercial antivirus engines.  This is exactly what you want to do if you need to figure out if a virus alarm is real or just a false positive overreaction by your specific antivirus tool.  This happens quite frequently, and is especially important if you are a software author.  These tools are the best way to find out if there is a consensus among antivirus engines about a file.

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I will compare the number of antivirus engines used to scan an uploaded file, time taken to upload and scan, extra file upload methods, file information, upload progress meter and report page. I will also test the accuracy of the antivirus engines by scanning it with a detected version of Bifrost trojan.

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 05:24:19 PM »

VirusTotal FTW! They improved even more the service by including analysis of the files with PeID, for those looking for more technical details. Besides, it's a Spanish site, which is even better Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 05:55:32 PM »

Another great online tool, IMHO, is the Norman Sandbox analyzer:

http://www.norman.com/microsites/nsic/Submit/

The file submitted is run trough a Sandbox, so the effects can be analyzed and are then reported by mail.

Bye!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 08:54:05 AM »

Now VirusTotal have added my TrID file identifier among their analysis tools!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 11:50:58 AM »

This looks like something i need for my whole computer and the external backup drive! can anyone tell me what is the process- looked at the site and am not sure what to do to get the process. Please advise tellme
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 12:20:59 PM »

FROM SUE AGAIN- i am (obviously) computer illiterate.  Cant even sign in to raymonds site to ask questions-on the registration site it asks for the referrer- i put in donation decoder and mouser but that gets me nowhere.
Thank you to anyone who will help embarassed
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 12:34:44 PM »

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Now VirusTotal have added my TrID file identifier among their analysis tools!

just one more sign that VirusTotal is one of the smartest online antivirus scanners  thumbs up thumbs up
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 05:07:16 PM »

FROM SUE AGAIN- i am (obviously) computer illiterate.  Cant even sign in to raymonds site to ask questions-on the registration site it asks for the referrer- i put in donation decoder and mouser but that gets me nowhere.
Thank you to anyone who will help embarassed
Hi Sue.
That's probably because mouser isn't a member of raymond's forum Wink
Don't worry, just leave that field blank and you should be able to register!
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