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Author Topic: Automate submision of malware or suspicious files to antivirus companies.  (Read 1330 times)

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There are many antivirus software available today for Windows, but no one can be really considered to be the perfect solution. There will always be that occasional suspect file which may escape being detected by your anti-virus software. At such times we prefer to submit the files online to scan it with a single antivirus or even scan them using multiple anti virus definations using any of these online Malware Scanners. Sometimes, we even need to submit the files manually to security companies, so that they can carry out a manual analysis, in an attempt to develop antivirus definitions or advanced stand-alone removal tools.

The difficulty however, lies in the procedure for submitting a file which may vary from company to company. It can be either through a web form, email or a special tool. This makes the situation a lot more problematic since every web form is not similar and has different prerequisites. For example, some require the sample file to be sent in raw format whereas others want it to be compressed to ZIP or 7z form. Some require you to use a specific password for the ZIP file, while some don’t.

X-Ray is a freeware tool that lets you submit a suspicious file to one or over 30 security companies for manual analysis. To do so simply drag-and-drop the suspect file on to the application, select the companies you want to send the file to and then click on the Send for Analysis button.

- Automatically submit files to 31 different antivirus companies via email or web based submission method for manual analysis.
- Change submission method for a particular antivirus from Settings
- Test email settings
- Retrieve latest scan report from VirusTotal
- Send file to VirusTotal for scanning
- Two methods of sending files to VirusTotal (Email and API)
- Automatic failover when chosen method for sending suspicious files to VirusTotal fails
- Copying MD5 hash and results to clipboard via right click context menu.
- History (VirusTotal detection report and Analysis Submission date & time)
- Auto Update
- Support Windows XP/Vista/7 (32bit & 64bit)
- Freeware (no spyware or adware embedded)

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Re: Submit suspicious files to X-Ray scan
« Reply #1 on: 27. January 2012., 18:04:22 »
It's also good advice for SCF Visitors to Bookmark this page with links to "Free Single File Online Virus Scan Services" like VirusTotal, Jotti’s Malware Scan etc.:,1282.0.html


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