OK so, a lot of you don’t particularly know what to do when you see a virus total infection if it is a false positive or not. Here’s three things to look out for
AV reliability – is it well known or reccomened (mcaffe is shiesse that’s the only exepction)
Detections – above 4 or 5 detections has the potential to be actual malware, the most serious e.g. Ransomware have like 40 detections but some can slip throw combine this with 1 and 3 please.
Community score – often malware is voted down and people put #unsafe or #safe this can be a good indicator if it is malcious or not also if there are 10 #unsafe and 1 #safe, it’s probably unsafe