Google acquires VirusTotal (virus scanning)

Companies in Relationship

Google, VirusTotal

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 9/12

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquires VirusTotal, an online virus and malware scanning service. The technology is being used by Google to check for viruses in apps installed in Android phones.

VirusTotal will continue to operate independently, so this deal does not appear to be an acqui-hire. Google stated its goal is to keep users safe on the web and on mobile services.

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