@dbeato no, just an online file by file virus scanner?
No, (although it should be for another thread) it gives you information about the file, file hash. or URL in question. Example below is the Itarian Remote Control application Executable:
It compares the has of the file to multiple AV and Technology companies to see if the hash has been flagged as malicious or not or if it is questionable.
How is that useful? The executable is rebuilt on every install for every group that it auto links to. that makes a hash useless.
That might be true for ConnectWise but not all Executables create a new hash everytime.
And in those unrelated cases, lots of things flagging the would be more meaningful.
According to the most recent post in that thread (edit - the most recent post is currently 2 weeks old), a beta release fixes this issue. Being that the thread started in December of 2017, it goes to show how long it takes them to fix things.
yes, that is also what we found out, especially in Windows 10.
If we're talking about the same Torch, it's not malware. It has a torrent client embedded in it so that might be throwing up a flag.
Not to say it might be a phishing variant, or be compromised in another way. But the browser itself is fine (based on Chrome). Used it for a couple years before moving on.
I saw that there is a split on whether or not it is technically "malware", but that's not as much my concern. I just need to be able to positively tell the customer that it didn't come from our side (and I'm feeling pretty confident in that it did not).
And to my eyes, @BBigford, its behavior absolutely qualifies it as malware. Too much sneaky stuff going on when you use it, pop up ads all over the place, the use of the word "toolbar", etc, but I digress.