VirusTotal is a popular online service that analyzes files using more than 40 antiviruses. This application for Android analyzes all your apps, and the apps on the Android system, searching for viruses, trojans and any type of malware.
Having just been bought by Google this year, VirusTotal uses analysis engines from almost all of the antivirus programs on the market in search of viruses.
Analysis is quick and it displays details of the result by antivirus.
Android is getting evermore popular, and this has meant that viruses, trojans and the rest of the malware are becoming more frequent visitors to this mobile platform. As a result, tools like VirusTotal, which analyze applications, are becoming more and more necessary.
VirusTotal runs on demand, i.e. it doesn't run in real time, but rather you have to activate it to analyze the apps installed by third parties and Android apps. In addition, you have to be connected to the internet, since the file is uploaded to the VirusTotal server to be analyzed by the antivirus, hosted on the network.
On your part, there's nothing to do, other than open the application. After the analysis is done, you'll see a list of the apps with the Android robot icon in red or green, to signify whether the app is suspicious or not. When you click on each one, you'll have access to the antivirus list and the response they've given.
Quick and efficient
VirusTotal isn't exactly revolutionary when it comes to the interface design. What really stands out about the app is what it offers, and the more than 40 antiviruses it uses. Moreover, the speed of the analysis is amazing, as well as the fact that the file is sent to the VirusTotal server via the internet
If you use VirusTotal on your computer or if you wish to reassure yourself that the applications you've installed are of high quality and you don't want to get any nasty surprises, with VirusTotal you can check out the integrity of your Android apps in seconds and with the help of more than 40 antivirus, that's pretty secure.