1. Posts : 78
    windows 10


    what does the term "undetected" of virustotal mean?
    Does it mean "clean"?
    Or does it mean : engine was not able to determine the status of the file? (=? no engines detected this file)
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    Below is from their support area.

    1) A list of each reviewing partner and their findings. Possible findings are:

    • Undetected: The given engine does not detect the file as malicious.
    • Suspicious: The given engine flags the file as suspicious.
    • Unable to process file type: The given engine does not understand the type of file submitted and so will not produce verdicts for it.
    • Timeout: The given engine reached VirusTotal's time execution limit when processing the file and so no verdicts were recorded for it.

    Make of that what you will.

    Take a look at this PDF:

    Search it for the word "detected". I got 21 hits, some related to Virustotal.
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  3. Posts : 78
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    dear ignatzatsonic,

    thanks for your info.
    I found why virustotal use the word "undetected" and not "clean":

    "We do not use the word "clean" or "innocuous" because antivirus solutions do not tell you whether a file is goodware, they just flag maliciousness."
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