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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Matthew Yohe Avatar
104 months ago
Is it just me or does this look like sketchy malware itself?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwokaaron Avatar
104 months ago
No offense but that's one ugly looking software there...
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikicampos Avatar
104 months ago
Even the name is ugly, "VirusTotal UPLOADER" there are plenty of better words to use than "uploader" when you are talking about virus removal.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crosscreek Avatar
104 months ago
I loaded it and took a look and got rid of it. Not Apple validated.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
quickcalibre Avatar
104 months ago
"“VirusTotalUploader” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

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."

Um :-/
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
104 months ago
This is free with no paid option and owned by Google.
I'd be afraid this is basically a spyware. Would it remove itself? :p

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I thought Macs didn't get viruses???
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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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