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I am looking for a app that will scan a file on multiple engines using current definitions.

What I've tried:

Not tried, but according to reviews, will not meet requirements:

I am open to recommendations that use any service that scans using multiple antivirus/malware engines (using VirusTotal is definitely not a requirement).

  • What are current definitions? – アレックス Nov 22 '15 at 11:25
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    @アレックス Current definitions are the latest definitions available for each antivirus scanning engine. By default, VirusTotal just shows results using the (typically outdated) definitions available when the file was first scanned. On their website, you can force VirusTotal to rescan using the current definitions; I have not found an Android app that will force a VirusTotal rescan. Note that using VirusTotal is definitely not a requirement for answers to this question. – RockPaperLizard Nov 22 '15 at 20:20
  • But what does "definition" mean in this context? – アレックス Nov 23 '15 at 1:42
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    @アレックス Virus definitions are largely what antivirus tools use to determine if a file contains a virus. This is commonly coupled with heuristic evaluations and other types of testing. – RockPaperLizard Nov 23 '15 at 2:30
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    I think I'll build the app. And then let you know. But I wonder, how does the default virustotal android app work without asking me for the ApiKey? I think other apps communicating with curatorial do as well -- they don't require my ApiKey. Do they contain the original developer's apikey hardcoded? – アレックス Dec 7 '15 at 4:18

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