"Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web," VirusTotal said in the post today. "And we've worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging. So we're delighted that Google, a long-time partner, has acquired VirusTotal."
VirusTotal said it will continue to operate independently, "maintaining our partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts."
The deal bolsters Google's Web scanning tools.