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How to submit files to Anti-Virus Vendors


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Anti-Virus software’s reliability and accuracy depends on how many malware samples a vendor can receive and process in the working day. Vendors have there own methods of obtaining malware samples be it from other vendors (as part of an exchange program) or from various collectors (be they employed or independent). However despite these various collection programs it is impossible to detect all viruses and like. So it’s up to the users of said software to send files they believe could be malware. Instead of complaining “Scanner X didn’t detect malware Y send the sample to ALL vendors so they can add it to the detection database (often known as signatures).

Here is a list of submission methods for most of the known Anti-Virus vendors.

Ahnlab: v3sos[@]ahnlab.com

ArcaBit: virus[@]arcabit.com

Avast: virus[@]avast.com

AVG: virus[@]grisoft.cz

AVIRA: virus[@]avira.com

BitDefender: virus_submission[@]bitdefender.com

CA: virus[@]ca.com

ClamAV: http://cgi.clamav.net/sendvirus.cgi

Comodo: malwaresubmit[@]comodo.com

Dr.Web: vms[@]drweb.com

EmsiSoft: submit[@]emsisoft.com

eSafe: esafe.virus[@]eAladdin.com

ESET: samples[@]eset.com

Ewido: submit[@]ewido.net

Fortinet: submitvirus[@]fortinet.com

F-Prot: viruslab[@]f-prot.com

F-Secure: samples[@]f-secure.com

Hauri: hauri98[@]hauri.co.kr

Ikarus: analyse[@]ikarus.at

Kaspersky: newvirus[@]kaspersky.com

McAfee: vsample[@]avertlabs.com

Microsoft: avsubmit[@]submit.microsoft.com

Norman: analysis[@]norman.no

Panda: virussamples[@]pandasoftware.com

PrevX: virus[@]prevxresearch.com

QuickHeal: viruslab[@]quickheal.com

Sophos: samples[@]sophos.com

Sunbelt: malware-cruncher[@]sunbelt-software.com

Symantec: avsubmit[@]symantec.com

Tauscan: trojans[@]agnitum.com

The Cleaner:trojans[@]moosoft.com

TrendMicro: virus_doctor[@]trendmicro.com

TrojanHunter: submit[@]misec.net

Trojan Remover: submit[@]simplysup.com

UNA: newvirus[@]unasoft.com.ua

VBA32: newvirus[@]anti-virus.by

Virus Chaser : inquiry[@]viruschaser.com.hk

VirusBuster: virus[@]virusbuster.hu

Windows Defender: windefend[@]submit.microsoft.com

Another (perhaps simpler) way of submitting files is by uploading to services like Virustotal.

(Note: This is something i made a while back... suggestions/ additions welcome!)

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I think alot of vendors have these submission forms. Maybe if we can get a list of these i can add them to the first post? The advtange of the emails is that you only have to submit the file once and it goes to all vendors :P

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