VirusTotal Browser Extension.
What is VT4Browsers?
'VT4Browsers' is a Chrome extension that offers VirusTotal's service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs, aiming to prevent potential infections and undesirable results. The extension contributes to the mission of making the internet safer. It helps in the improvement of the antivirus and security industries while also enhancing the online safety of the VirusTotal Community members. This tool allows you to cooperate with the security industry by optionally sharing the DNS resolutions from your browser without being tied to your identity. However, VT4Browsers is not a substitute for antivirus or various security products.
Avoid infections and other unwanted outcomes when you receive a suspicious file or link by checking the file or link with VirusTotal’s free and easy service. VirusTotal's mission is to help make the internet a safer place while helping to improve the security and antivirus industries and the online safety of other members of the VirusTotal Community. Learn more at https://docs.virustotal.com/docs/how-it-works.
By default the extension also allows you to collaborate with the security industry by sharing the DNS resolutions (ip address to domain name mappings) performed by your browser. These will never be tied to your identity and the sharing can be deactivated in the extension settings.
Virustotal is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. VirusTotal is not a substitute for antivirus or security products, but integrates over 60 antivirus solutions and more than 60 URL scanning tools to provide a valuable second opinion on a given file or web site and as a way to detect false positives.
User reviews summary
- Extremely useful for detecting harmful downloads
- Gets regular updates
- Helpful for users who download frequently
- Issues with unpause of downloads after checking
- Problems with long URLs
- Causes inconvenience with certain website functions or logins
- Effectiveness in detecting harmful files
- Issues with unpause, causing the extension to be a hassle
- Requests for feature improvements like auto-uploading and popup results
VT4Browsers is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install VT4Browsers if you trust the publisher.
VT4Browsers has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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