Talk:VirusTotal

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Just added the logo Machete97 (talk) 16:33, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

List of similar sites?[edit]

As has been noted in the edit history, this site isn't the only one with this functionality. For example, there's also jotti.org and virscan.org, and I bet a bunch of others. Maybe this could be made into a list of such sites instead of an article on only one of them, since AFAICS virustotal doesn't particularly stand out to deserve it's own article while none of the others even is mentioned?

The list could include the number of different engines used, even though that changes over time. 217.82.121.174 (talk) 22:34, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

I think it does stand out, since it exposes an API to programmatically use the service. This means the service is not only of interest for users, but developers as well for they can use VirusTotal as a building block for their own endeavors. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.70.81.136 (talk) 18:47, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Major "competitors" (I think there are six sites total) should be mentioned but I think the list belongs in the multiscanning article, which should be referenced from and to the VT article. Both Jotti(.org) (via JottiQ, a DonationCoder project by worstje) and NoVirusThanks (.org) provide a context menu integrated supplemental tool for submitting files. The latter site also reports URL reputations and the tool will check a file before downloading independent of the browser choice. 108.28.167.153 (talk) 03:27, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Missing reference to VT Uploader[edit]

While VTzilla is the most integrated offering, VirusTotal does offer VT Uploader which integrates VT in the context menu "Send To" submenu. 108.28.167.153 (talk) 03:02, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

antivirus engines list[edit]

put it back, added links to all i could find if there was a wiki page for the product, then removed the one for the company, but this was only true for the biggest ones if all we had was the company, linked that and left the product in brackets like they have on virustotal website, unless the company name and product name were identical in which case i removed it and just left a link to the company cos it looks a bit redundant having the same text twice also removed the tools section cos it was orphaned and redundant ИΘИ ИΘЬЇS SΘLЦMтдлжЅТЦФФ 23:53, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Suspicious copypasting[edit]

The browser extension sections appear to be direct copypastes from [1] [2] [3]. (The rest of the article comes out clean or is of untracable origin.) Is this consistent with wp:C? (If no, what's the best template to poke the copyright police for attention?) --81.232.114.228 (talk) 20:42, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Here is the diff: [4]. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 22:13, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Virustotal for Google inc. bought — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.70.170.203 (talk) 21:02, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Business Concept?[edit]

ok, virustotal is for free.
great service!

i'm wondering:
what's the business concept behind it?

they (thankfully) don't base on any dumb advertising platforms.
so how do they generate profit?

they currently include something like 50 antivirus engines.
is it maybe that in case of 1 of those reports a virus alert and the other 49 don't then virustotal forwards the submitted files to the other vendors for further analysis?
and based on how much money they pay for their subscription such forwarding is delayed by XYZ days?

key message:
i'd favour if the article could be extended to not only describe the "functionality" of this service but also share some "business details" about this "corporation".

side note:
this article currently names "Google" and "Hispasec Sistemas" (spain) as the owners and creators.
but on the web it states "Rotarua Limited (d.b.a. VirusTotal)" in dublin, ireland. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.2.128.227 (talk) 21:32, 16 June 2016 (UTC)