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1. (WO2018167071) SCANNING FILES USING ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/167071    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056258
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G06F 21/56
Applicants: VIRUSTOTAL SLU
Inventors: RAMIREZ, Jose Bernardo
CANTO, Julio
BERMUDEZ, Alejandro
Title: SCANNING FILES USING ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
Abstract:
In some implementations, a method includes receiving files provided for analysis by users, generating, from the received files, a batch including multiple files, and scanning each of the files in the batch using each of multiple different antivirus software programs to generate an antivirus output for each of the files. The scanning includes, for each of multiple computing units, generating a replica of the batch for the computing unit, and scanning, by the computing unit, each file in the replica of the batch using an antivirus software program assigned to the computing unit to generate a respective program-specific antivirus output for the antivirus software program for each file of the batch of files. The method includes generating, for each file in the batch, the antivirus output for the file from the program-specific antivirus outputs for the file, and outputting the generated antivirus outputs for presentation to the users.