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Google Releases VirusTotal Uploader For OS X 37

An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced the release of VirusTotal Uploader for OS X, allowing Mac users to upload suspicious files for scanning. You can download it now directly for OS X 10.8 and 10.9 from VirusTotal. For those who don't know, VirusTotal Uploader for Windows is a popular tool for submitting suspicious files to the online scanning service. The process is as simple as right-clicking any file and selecting the relevant option from the context menu."
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Google Releases VirusTotal Uploader For OS X

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 26, 2014 @02:00PM (#47093523)
    If your mac viruses, you're being hand-held by Apple wrong. And it's your fault.
  • Multi-scanner (Score:4, Informative)

    by DigiShaman ( 671371 ) on Monday May 26, 2014 @02:02PM (#47093541) Homepage

    Basically, you use VirusTotal when you're unsure of a potential infection or outbreak. This site is basically a giant filter that runs the file against multiple engines and provides a score. I've seen a new outbreak where my AV didn't catch it, but 1/4th of the scanners at VirusTotal did. It was obviously so new that not all of the AV vendors had time to catch up yet within the 12 hour window or less. It happens; quite common in fact.

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