What's up with Virustotal?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by BoerenkoolMetWorst, Aug 6, 2011.

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    Does anyone know what's going on with Virustotal? Waiting times have gotten longer and longer recently, yesterday evening I uploaded a file and it said the load was high and could take longer than 15 minutes, my upload was about 2600 in queue and took more than an hour before it got scanned. I thought it would be better in the morning, but now it's 6600(!) in queque o_O I know VT has high load sometimes, but the last weeks it is steadily getting higher and higher without declining again.
     
  2. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Sometimes, VT takes too loooong to...Meanwhile, use:
    http://virusscan.jotti.org
    http://www.viruschief.com
    http://vscan.novirusthanks.org
     
  3. stackz

    stackz Registered Member

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    It's the Honeypot automated submissions using up VT bandwidth.
     
  4. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

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    I always get false positives from behavioral scanners on there. BSA + Sandboxie my virustotal these days
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Indeed it has, but nothing beats VT Uploader yet, which checks the hash and displays previous results w/o wasting bandwidth and time.
     
  6. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies, and the nice alternatives. VT seems to be normal again btw.
     
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