VirusTotal, popular online file and URL scanning service for malware which has been recently acquired by Google has added Kaspersky URL Scanning engine to its antivirus scan engines list. As a result URLs scanned in VirusTotal.com now being checked against dataset of Kaspersky Security Advisor.
Kaspersky in its 2012 security suit has offered Kaspersky URL Advisor module which checks links on web page their users visit against malicious and suspicious links in their database and this module also offers reputation services using Kaspersky Security Network so that user will be warned before entering into dangerous site.
Emiliano Martinez in VirusTotal blog says “We are excited to announce that Kaspersky has just joined the club of URL scanners! As many of you know, VirusTotal does not only check files with antivirus solutions, it can also scan Internet sites making use of different malicious URL datasets and URL scanning engines. This functionality is available at: https://www.virustotal.com/#url”.