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Hows ESET related to Virus Total?


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Hi and Good Morning, 

Im wondering hows is the relationship between vendors and Virus Total, are Vendors such as ESET are allowed to request uploaded sample files from Virus Total? Or Not at All?

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Please find an answer at VT:

https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002168385-Privacy-Policy

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When you submit content to VirusTotal for scanning, we may store it and share it with the anti-malware and security industry (normally the companies that participate in VirusTotal receive content that their engines do not detect as potentially harmful and are catalogued as harmful by at least one other engine). The samples can be analysed by automatic tools and security analysts to detect malicious code and to improve antivirus engines. Our service terms require participating anti-malware and security companies to adhere to VirusTotal's Best Practices when using the samples.

Files, URLs, comments and any other content submitted to or shared within VirusTotal may also be included in premium services offered by VirusTotal to the anti-malware and ICT security industry, with the sole aim of improving research and development activities, expecting it to lead to an overall safer internet and greater end-user protection.  Participants include a broad range of cybersecurity professionals focused on product, service, and system security and security products and services. 

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3 hours ago, Marcos said:

Please find an answer at VT:

https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002168385-Privacy-Policy

Information we share

When you submit content to VirusTotal for scanning, we may store it and share it with the anti-malware and security industry (normally the companies that participate in VirusTotal receive content that their engines do not detect as potentially harmful and are catalogued as harmful by at least one other engine). The samples can be analysed by automatic tools and security analysts to detect malicious code and to improve antivirus engines. Our service terms require participating anti-malware and security companies to adhere to VirusTotal's Best Practices when using the samples.

Files, URLs, comments and any other content submitted to or shared within VirusTotal may also be included in premium services offered by VirusTotal to the anti-malware and ICT security industry, with the sole aim of improving research and development activities, expecting it to lead to an overall safer internet and greater end-user protection.  Participants include a broad range of cybersecurity professionals focused on product, service, and system security and security products and services. 

I see, thanks for the answer, i kind of clearer hows the relationship works

So i assume you guys should have received this sample then;

https://malwaretips.com/threads/dont_worry-ransomware.81513/#post-723854

After rechecking i found out that ESET has detect this as a variant of Generik.KOTSBSZ

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