4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2014 11:06 AM by maikafei

    Why the local scanning result is different from the report given by the Mcafee engine of Virus Total?


      Recently, I downloaded a malware pack of 13 samples from Malware Tips.

      After scanning with McAfee Antivirus Plus, 6 samples are missed.

      However, I found that some missed samples are reported as malwares by the McAfee engine employed by Virus Total

      Here is the screenshot of the virus total report for one of the samples, you can see that this sample is detected as malware by Artemis:

      Lookup Result in Virustotal.png

      And here is the link of the full report: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/b9894606a6cd2b6732b4d7642f21961916042db707860 2400575b3837900d805/analysis/


      The engine of my McAfee is successfully updated every day, and I have not changed any default settings.

      So, I cannot understand that why the local scanning result is different from the virus total report.


      By the way, I have submitted this sample via getsusp, but getsusp also says that "no suspicious file is found"...


      I do not know that whether this forum allows to upload the malware sample, so I cannot upload it here.