MAX, the latest-generation antivirus engine extends the capabilities of VirusTotal

Max has been added to the VirusTotal portal. Max is the latest-generation antivirus engine based on machine learning. Equipped with a cloud, allows you to identify malicious 0-day software.

Max was developed in 2014 by Saint Security from South Korea. For detecting malicious files, it uses public and non-public information that is available at He can detect threats that are hidden under different types of files, eg 32 and 64-bit Windows binary files, ELF files under Linux, mobile APK applications for Android.

Saint Security provides a beta version of the anti-virus under the same name - MAX. The installer is available after creating the account.

There is not much to say about this program.

It is rather a curiosity for enthusiasts of anti-virus software.

The public website of also contains a documented API that gives you great opportunities to integrate your own application / script with the portal.

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