March 29, 2021

Does uploading an infected file to virustotal.con also execute the file?

I downloaded something off of mediafire and for some reason an additional file called fp_player.exe was automatically added as well. I didn’t open the program beforehand, and I wanted to check the file on virustotal.con to see if it had any risks (sure enough, it had plenty of warning flags). I’m now concerned; will submitting/uploading the infected file onto virustotal.com will also execute/run it on my computer?

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