a couple of virustotal questions

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    i downloaded the hitman pro setup exe from surfright and i wanted to make sure that it wasnt infected.

    so i uploaded to virustotal but i have a couple of questions

    1. i accidentally forgot to upload the hitman pro 3.5 exe using SSL provided by virustotal. should i be worried that some other information from my computer was uploaded to virustotal. or is virustotal a safe enough site that you dont really need to check the SSL box before uploading files to virustotal?

    2. did virustotal recently change their website interface/layout?
     
  2. wutsup

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    anyone?
     
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    Check your mail.
     
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    wutsup Registered Member

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    you mean private messages? i didnt get anything
     
  5. MrBrian

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    SSL is about encrypting information in transit. Whether you use SSL or not, VirusTotal will end up with the same information. So why do they offer the SSL option? One reason is that you may be in an environment that blocks unencrypted malware sent over the network.

    The VirusTotal interface did change recently.
     
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    so its safe to upload files to virustotal even without ssl? cause when you upload a file to them it shows you the file location that you are uploading

    example: users/your windows user name/desktop/etcetc
     
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    If you don't trust VirusTotal to have a given file, then I recommend to not use VirusTotal at all, whether or not SSL is used.
     
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