BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-24

Launching VirusTotal Monitor, a service to mitigate false positives

A new service from VirusTotal enables software developers to privately check and monitor application code against antivirus engines, in a bid to reduce false positives.
VirusTotal announced a new Monitor service on June 19 that could help to reduce malware false positives in software.
Since the site was founded in 2004, VirusTotal has enabled developers and antivirus vendors to check files against malware detection engines. With the new VirusTotal (VT) Monitor, software developers can now benefit from a private system where they can upload new files and have them continuously checked to see if they will be flagged as malware. The VirusTotal Monitor service is an attempt to help software developers limit false positive malware detection.


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