September 11, 2021

Virustotal is wrong or not

Just today I decide to check the gamebanana page and it only got one result, is it from crdf, should I trust that antivirus or is it just a false positive?

if want check here is the link [https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/gamebanana.com](https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/gamebanana.com)

Comments

EndangeredPootis

Never heard before engine, and the lone fact its just a single detection is enough to say its a false positive.

rainrat

When you’re looking at a URL, the VirusTotal result is just a starting point. Let’s look at what CRDF says about it. Checking out https://threatcenter.crdf.fr we can use “Check URL” to look up the URL in their database.

The domain name ‘gamebanana.com’ is well known to violate our detection criteria.

Internal ID: 13647078
Detection category: Malicious:URL
Date and hour: about 2 years ago
Advert domain: No

Threats found on the website
Nothing to display yet.

Hm, doesn’t tell us much, but the report is two years ago, so possibly outdated. Let’s look for other sources:

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/199742-gamebananacom-still-blocked/

Looks like MalwareBytes blocked it at one point because one or more of the mods on the site were actually malware. That does make sense that if it allows users to upload files, at least some would be malware.

Overall, it looks like you would need to apply caution to the individual downloads, rather than the site as a whole.

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