Monday, September 10, 2012

Google Acquires VirusTotal

The search engine giant Google acquired Virus Total on Friday. I personally think this was a great move by Google to scope up these guys, but still hope that they allow Virus Total to act independently. What everyone’s thinking is that Google will eventually add the Virus Total technology into their search features to scan for malicious files when being downloaded. This would be a huge win for everyone that uses the internet, but I’m still unsure how the anti-virus vendors feel about it. If this is what they’re planning I’m interested to see what the AV vendors due or charge to have their product used for free (if that’s even possible).  Very interesting.

http://www.scmagazine.com/google-acquires-virustotal-but-plans-to-keep-it-independent/article/258101/

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