Saturday, September 8, 2012

Google Acquires VirusTotal

Google has acquired VirusTotal, a start-up offering a free virus scanning service for an undisclosed sum. The company allows anyone to upload files to the site to check for the presence of malware. VirusTotal describes its service as a "second opinion" and not a substitute for full anti-malware suites.

VirusTotal said it plans to continue to operate independently, maintaining partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts.

VirusTotal is based in Málaga, Spain.