We start this post with some information that most of you will already know: VirusTotal is the largest and most efficient Multi Engined Virus Scanner available online. It is a free service and is very useful in case you have a serious doubt about an application or file. Your anti virus program is not a fail-safe program and might not be able to detect all possible viruses. That means that, if you download a file from a suspicious source, your resident antivirus program can scan the file and declare it safe to download, open or install it, but you could still become infected with all sort of malware. The opposite can also happen: your regular antivirus program can detect an infection in a file but you might want to have some sort of second opinion because you suspect it to be a false positive.
That’s why VirusTotal is such an important service because scanning a suspicious file with the Multi Engined Virus Scanner from VirusTotal will remove almost any doubt you may have.
VirusTotal also has a huge community of Security Experts which share their work of detecting Virus which helps making this service even better. Because of its success, Google acquired this company in September 2012 especially to secure other Google services such as Gmail or Safebrowsing (now part of Google Chrome and Firefox).
Few weeks ago we tested the Official VirusTotal Uploader freely available from http://www.virustotal.com. We deemed it to be a very useful tool for security enthusiasts and paranoids alike. If you detect strange in your process list or your desktop you can simply right click and automatically upload the suspicious file to the VirusTotal Multi Engined Virus Scanner service.
The main problem we had with this tool was that the program has become a bit outdated. It doesn’t work well on Windows 64bit architecture because of Images Paths and it only proposes a process explorer / basic file scan and Download + Scan (which is an excellent idea indeed) — and because of this we decided at PhrozenSoft to create our own version of VirusTotal’s Uploader. As you should expect from us this Uploader will be loaded with features and of very complex design.
After few weeks of very hard work we are glad to show you a teaser of what’s going to be our biggest project since we created PhrozenSoft in the summer of last year.
Few features include:
- Load and Upload — Load one or multiple files from your drive;
- Process Explorer — Submit one or multiple files from current running process;
- Startup Explorer — Submit one or multiple files from Windows Application Startup;
- Services Explorer — Submit one or multiple files from Windows Services;
- Active Connections — Submit one or multiple files from current process which are connected to the internet;
- Download and Submit — Download securely a file from a given URL and submit it to VirusTotal;
- Secure Connections — The Uploader connects to VirusTotal using a secure protocol HTTPS (SSL);
- Drag and Drop Files — We support files Drag ‘n’ Drop. Just select a bunch files and drop to the upload list to submit them to VirusTotal;
- Use last Windows API — To improve the user-friendlyness of the program, we use the latest graphical Windows API (7 & 8), if available;
- Support connect through Proxy — If you are in a company, you are probably behind a Proxy. You can configure the program to connect through this proxy with authentication if you need to;
- Fully support 32 and 64bit arch — As today recent computers comes mostly in 64bit architecture, we fully support both 32 and 64bit systems.
- Submit through Explorer — If you see a suspicious file on your desktop, just right click on it and click “Send to VirusTotal”.
- Asynchronous scan — The application is multi-threaded which means you can do a lot of things at the same time without freezing the application. You can upload or scan multiple files at the same time, view reports, etc.
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