What is VirusTotal?
Basically a website which analyzes suspicious files and URLs. After detect the type of malware, automatically share them with the security community.
This post is for those peoples who use Laptop and Desktop. But don’t have an Anti-Virus in Laptop or Desktop. Additionally, you can use VirusTotal for mobile phones. You can use VirusTotal for scan Files, URLs and Searches.
This website tool is very helpful if you’re using Deep and Dark Web.
Some points about VirusTotal
- You can scan the files in which some hacker inject their payload or malicious script. VirusTotal scan and let you know that the file is safe and secure or not.
- Website phishing is another popular technique. Most of the hacker use this to obtain information about end-user by tracking the IP address. Tracking their current location and many other things. For instance, people usually get a spam text message. These messages are about offering some free data or another gift and to collect. For that gift, you should open attached website. That time you should use VirusTotal.com to scan that URL first and check. If, that URL is safe or not.
- Search field can let you check URL information, Domain and also check the file hashes.
How it Works?
This core analysis is additionally the idea for several other features. Including, the VirusTotal Community. A network that permits users to discuss files, URLs and share notes with one another.
It is often serviceable in detecting malicious content. It can also be recognising false positives, normal and harmless objects. They can detect the object as malicious by one or more scanners.
For a practical demonstration, you can watch the following videos.