IDA Alternatives

    IDA is described as 'The IDA Pro Disassembler and debugger is a multi-processor disassembler and debugger hosted on the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Platforms' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to IDA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is x64dbg, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IDA are radare2 (Free, Open Source), OllyDbg (Free), Ghidra (Free, Open Source) and Binary Ninja (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 6, 2021

    1. x64dbg is a 64-bit assembler-level debugger for Windows. The corresponding 32-bit debugger is called x32dbg.
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      Most users think x64dbg is a great alternative to IDA.
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      • Mac
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      • Android
      • iPhone
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      • C (programming language)
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      Radare project started as a forensics tool, a scriptable commandline hexadecimal editor able to open disk files, but later support for analyzing binaries, disassembling code, debugging programs, attaching to remote gdb servers, ...
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      Most users think radare2 is a great alternative to IDA.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      OllyDbg is a 32-bit assembler level analysing debugger. Emphasis on binary code analysis makes it particularly useful in cases where source is unavailable.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.01, released in September 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Ghidra is a software reverse engineering (SRE) framework created and maintained by the National Security Agency Research Directorate.
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      Almost everyone thinks Ghidra is a great alternative to IDA.
      Unk42 The tool has a graphical interface. It is open source software, and I never thought that such a large organization would make such a major contribution to the development of free software and other similar programs for the community.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. A reverse engineering platform and GUI.
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      Almost everyone thinks Binary Ninja is a great alternative to IDA.


    4. GNU Project Debugger, or gdb, is a command-line, source-level debugger for programs that were written in C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, or Ada and compiled for any of a number of different target architectures including x86, x86-64, IA-64...
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      Some users think GNU Project Debugger is a great alternative to IDA, some don't.
    5. Radare, the highly featured reverse engineering framework. NOTE: it is better to use the "radare 2", not the "radare".
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      Most users think radare is a great alternative to IDA.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WinDbg is a multipurposed debugger for Microsoft Windows, distributed on the web by Microsoft as part of the Debugging Tools for Windows. It can be used to debug user mode applications, drivers, and the operating system itself in kernel mode.
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      Cutter goal is to be an advanced FREE and open-source reverse-engineering platform while keeping the user experience at mind. Cutter is created by reverse engineers for reverse engineers.
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    6. Hopper is a reverse engineering tool for OS X and Linux, that lets you disassemble, and decompile your 32/64bits Intel Mac, Linux, Windows and iOS executables!
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