According to thenextweb Google released a new online virus checker VirusTotal Uploader for Mac OS X. Mac users can upload files and documents to scan. The VirusTotal Uploader is now available for both Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 users. Before that, VirusTotal Uploader in the Microsoft Windows OS platform has always been a mainstream security tool to confirm the suspicious file in case of any security threat. Mac OS X VirusTotal Uploader version provides following features:
1. Support to drag files to VirusTotal Uploader to deliver an over 50 kinds anti-virus check report
2. Support to drag files to VirusTotal Uploader and arrange content analysis
3. Support to drag Mac apps to VirusTotal Uploader for a check
4. Support to “Open With” files under “Finder” to have file scanning
Google acquired VirusTotal in Sep 2012, at that time, Google once expressed VirusTotal would keep independent operating. Google said when it launched new VirusTotal tools that: keeping independent operating of VirusTotal will make it accept more Mac applications and to further tapping OS X which is under more and more hacker attack.
Inside Google, a lot of staff uses OS X operation system, which has no need to hide. Alongside the popularity of Mac, more and more malware are built-in the platform. The birth of OS X VirusTotal Uploader version will certainly do some help to change the situation.