New Public Virus Testers

We recently discovered two interesting resources for virus hunters. Both will allow you to submit a sample file for analysis, giving you an opinion of whether it contains a virus, worm, Trojan, or other malware.

Hispasec's Virustotal takes a fairly conventional approach of scanning the file for known viruses. What's notable is that it uses 23 separate scanning engines. Hispasec also provides an interesting statistics page.

Norman Sandbox live automatically runs the file in a test environment, watching what it does. This is similar to the approaches used by Avinti and BitDefender.

... Richi Jennings, with thanks to Frank Bernard and Chris Mikkelson

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  1. By Computerworld Blogs on May 1, 2006 at 5:58 AM

    Trojan+ransom, Microsoft+NYT (and painting+darts)

    Pun-tastic! It’s IT Blogwatch, in which the latest Trojan horses around [geddit?] and Microsoft climbs into in bed with the gray lady [geddit?]. Not to mention discovering the point of painting… [You’re fired -Ed.]

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