The rather extraordinary description given is :-
"What is VirusTotal ?
VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as a means to detect false positives, i.e. innocuous resources detected as malicious by one or more scanners."
Well that may be a hyper-optimistic viewpoint which would infringe any legal Trade Descriptions Act, my opinion differs.
In my experience, Virus Total is more justified as being Virus Total Useless. On every occasion I have tested it on a good site, VT comes up with a golden egg. But then I do not need VT help on a good site, only on suspect or bad sites. Logically I would think that is the entire purpose of VT according to the elaborate description given above.
Every single time I use VT on a suspect or bad site, it NEVER does a virus scan - comes up with a message that the URL is either not on the VT data base or that the text format is unreadable. Then it lists a large number of so-called security vendors and gives a "Clear" against the lot To get a "Clear" on all these security vendors EVERY single time no matter how many sites I visit, is completely illogical and borders on the impossible.
Has anybody else used VT ? If so, what are your experiences ?
My opinion is obvious, VT is as much good as a bucket with a big hole in the bottom.
Edited by yabbadoo, 27 December 2012 - 03:47 AM.