Google subsidiary VirusTotal announced (via The Next Web) and launched a version of its VirusTotal Uploader for OS X, bringing the popular malware scanning tool to Apple's platform for the first time.
After a quick installation, the program allows users to drag and drop any file, folder, or application to perform a malware scan. VirusTotal Uploader utilizes over 50 different databases to search for any traces of malware.
Hopefully this will lead to VirusTotal receiving more Mac applications, diving deeper into an increasingly targeted OS by attackers and allowing antivirus companies and researchers making use of VirusTotal's backend to build stronger defenses against these threats.
VirusTotal Uploader for OS X can be downloaded for free from the utility's official website.
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Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.
VirusTotalUploader is on the disk image VirusTotalUploader_1.0.dmg. Google Chrome downloaded this disk image today at 01:51 from www.virustotal.com."
I'd be afraid this is basically a spyware. Would it remove itself? :p
They don't but they can get other kinds of malware like trojans or keyloggers. I guess they didn't want to create a new brand for the OS X version of their existing software.