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Virustotal - A subsidiary of Google
09-10-2012, 12:14 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-10-2012, 12:22 AM by sujay.)
Virustotal - A subsidiary of Google
Virustotal, an well known online service to scan files with multiple antimalware engine, has been acquired by Google very recently. It has long been run as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging.
Google reportedly has been a partner of Virustotal for a long time and they has finally decided to acquire Virustotal . People at Virustotal are happy with the acquisition since things are expected to go better.
Quote:The quality and power of our malware research tools will keep improving, most likely faster; and Google’s infrastructure will ensure that our tools are always ready, right when you need them.
Also Virustotal have assured that they will continue to operate independently, maintaining our partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts.
It has already been included into Google groups and we can expect it to see in Google Products very soon. Google have commented on the acquisition.
Quote:Security is incredibly important to our users and we’ve invested many millions of dollars to help keep them safe online. VirusTotal also has a strong track record in web security, and we’re delighted to be able to provide them with the infrastructure they need to ensure that their service continues to improve.
The amount Google paid for the acquisition wasn't made public. Google haven't also made it clear what exactly are they going to do with Virustotal but we can expect that they will integrate it to Google Chrome, Gmail, Blogger, Google Drive, Google Play etc where new files and links are being added every moment.
I personally think it's a great move. Often we see promising services going offline because of economical issues. So, this will no sooner be the case with Virustotal since the software giant have purchased them. i saw some people are complaining about the privacy issue. I have a comment for them. Rolleyes
Virustotal used to share the uploaded files with 40-42 antimalware companies even before. So, wasn't that a privacy concern!! There is no way to be perfectly anonymous while online and so please stop being cynical and lets hope for the best.
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