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    Malcat Alternatives

    Malcat is described as 'feature-rich hexadecimal editor / disassembler / decompiler for reverse engineers and malware analysts. It has support for many file formats and CPUs, can scan for signatures, decrypt/decompress data, diff files and run python scripts' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Malcat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and BSD. The best alternative is IDA. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Ghidra or radare2. Other great apps like Malcat are 010 Editor (Paid), Cutter (Free, Open Source), Binary Ninja (Paid) and Ghex (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 8, 2021

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      The IDA Pro Disassembler and debugger is a multi-processor disassembler and debugger hosted on the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Platforms.
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    1. Ghidra is a software reverse engineering (SRE) framework created and maintained by the National Security Agency Research Directorate.
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    2. 010 Editor is a professional text/hex editor designed to edit any file, drive, or process on your machine. Using Binary Templates technology, 010 Editor allows a binary file to be parsed into a data structure that can be understood.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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    3. A reverse engineering platform and GUI.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GHex - a hex editor for GNOME GHex allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. Useful for debugging problems with object code or encodings. Also used by kids who cheat at computer games, by adding score or lives to saved games
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    4. You got a binary file and don't know its contents. Or some software creates binary files where you have a specification but don't want to decode them manually.
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    5. REDasm is a cross platform disassembler with a modern codebase useful from the hobbyist to the professional reverse engineer.
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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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