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desktop apps from virustotal.com: question/opinion


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#1 LASERzzzzzz

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 10:40 AM

Hi
 
I'm frequently using the site https://www.virustotal.com/de/ to scan URL's and files. The site is also
offering desktop apps for windows and for android. I want to install this desktop tools(android/windows):
 
VirusTotal Uploader:
 
VirusTotal's browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, VTzilla:
...this add-on is still "experimental" or "preliminarily reviewed" . So i'll wait and
install it maybe some weeks later when the "final" version is available. 
 

For Android there is only one tool: VirusTotal for Android.
 
 
I'm already using on my laptops (with 8.1 and W7)  :
 
real-time scanner:
"F-secure internet security 2016"
 
on-demand scanners:
"Malwarebytes anti malware free"
"zemana anti malware premium"
"adw-cleaner"
 
On my Android devices i'm only running a real-time scanner: "Bitefender Antivirus free".
 
The question:
should i instal this tools from virustotal.com on my laptops/androids? i'm worried about (possibly) crashes/conflicts
when too many anti-virus tools are installed on one system.....  ....but i think: all tools from virustotal.com have no "real-time" protection  so they will not cause any issues with installed AV-softwares.....
 
thanks a lot!
 
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Edited by LASERzzzzzz, 16 July 2016 - 10:50 AM.

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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 11:54 AM

The upload tool from VirusTotal is not an AV. There will be no conflict with AV.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:02 PM

Nice to see someone actually using F-Secure product. Does F-Secure Internet Security 2016 have any bugs, heavy on resources, slow down your system,  applications speed or browser speed? 



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Posted 17 July 2016 - 04:47 AM

I'm using F-secure since about 3-4 years on 3 Laptops (W8.1 and W7): didn't have any crashes, no bugs, no error messages from the software...

.....just running fine in the past years. I didn't noticed any performance issues: F-Secure is runing on two "gaming" laptops (both i7, GTX 970M and GTX 860M, both with SSD). My third laptop is an average machine (i5, GT540M, no SSD): also in this case i didn't notic any performance issues....


Edited by LASERzzzzzz, 17 July 2016 - 04:48 AM.

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 05:08 AM

I'm using F-secure since about 3-4 years on 3 Laptops (W8.1 and W7): didn't have any crashes, no bugs, no error messages from the software...

.....just running fine in the past years. I didn't noticed any performance issues: F-Secure is runing on two "gaming" laptops (both i7, GTX 970M and GTX 860M, both with SSD). My third laptop is an average machine (i5, GT540M, no SSD): also in this case i didn't notic any performance issues....

Man, I'm pretty envious of you owned two gaming laptops lol. How many processes does it show in task manager? And what the RAM usage like on everyday use? 



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Posted 17 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

....i'm a hard core gamer since "commodore 64"  .. :D.  need "powewrful" machines/laptops for LAN partys... (desktops are simply too big)

I made a screenshot of processes/RAM usage of F-Secure on my laptop "msi-GE60-2PE" (i7, GTX860M, 8 GB RAM, SSD, W7)

I used the software "process explorer" ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/process-explorer/ )

 

The second column is: "CPU"

The third column is: "private bytes"

The fourth column is: "working set"

 

 

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Edited by LASERzzzzzz, 17 July 2016 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:13 AM

....i'm a hard core gamer since "commodore 64"  .. :D.  need "powewrful" machines/laptops for LAN partys... (desktops are simply too big)

I made a screenshot of processes/RAM usage of F-Secure on my laptop "msi-GE60-2PE" (i7, GTX860M, 8 GB RAM, SSD, W7)

I used the software "process explorer" ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/process-explorer/ )

 

The second column is: "CPU"

The third column is: "private bytes"

The fourth column is: "working set"

 

 

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I have never use Process Explorer, so I have no idea what is private bytes and working set, but the CPU usages and processes kinda moderate to me. Anyway back to the topic discussion, no the VirusTotal app will not conflict with any of your security applications because it does not do any real time scanning, but the app is kinda redundant to me when you can visit the site and upload whatever you think is suspicious. 


Edited by ATY, 18 July 2016 - 06:14 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:32 AM

....just started the simple "Task Manager": i think this should be the answer to your question:

 

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Edited by LASERzzzzzz, 18 July 2016 - 06:32 AM.

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:45 AM

There's also the VTchromizer extension for Chromium-based web browsers.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/documentation/browser-extensions/google-chrome

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