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PE Explorer Alternatives for Linux

PE Explorer is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is wxHexEditor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PE Explorer and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PE Explorer are 010 Editor, Okteta, Malcat and Bless.

PE Explorer alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Anti-Malware Apps or Decompilers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PE Explorer.
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  1. wxHexEditor icon

    wxHexEditor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to wxHexEditor 

    wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

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    The project seems no longer developed since 2020. Last version, 0.24, released in December 2017, can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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    010 Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to 010 Editor 

    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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    Okteta

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to Okteta 

    Okteta is a simple editor for the raw data of files. This type of program is also called hex editor or binary editor. The data is displayed in the traditional view with two columns: one with the numeric values and one with the assigned characters.

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  4. Malcat icon

    Malcat

    • Windows
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to Malcat 

    Malcat is a 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.

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    1.  Malware AnalysisMalcat can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMalcat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Bless

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to Bless 

    Bless is a high quality, full featured hex editor. It is written in mono/Gtk# and its primary platform is GNU/Linux. However it should be able to run without problems on every platform that mono and Gtk# run on.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBless can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    The usual offset-hex-ascii view and the pattern highlight feature.
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    PE-bear

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    14 alternatives to PE-bear 

    Portable Executable reversing tool with a friendly GUI.

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    1.  Malware AnalysisPE-bear can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
    2.  PortablePE-bear can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • HT editor

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      7 alternatives to HT editor 

      HT is a file editor/viewer/analyzer for executables. The goal is to combine the low-level functionality of a debugger and the usability of IDEs. We plan to implement all (hex-)editing features and support of the most important file formats.

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      Discontinued

      Last updated January, 2015. See http://hte.sourceforge.net/

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    • Active@ Disk Editor

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      39 alternatives to Active@ Disk Editor 

      A hexadecimal low level disk editor with extensive templates for NTFS, FAT and exFAT partitions

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    • BEYE (Binary EYE)

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BlackBerry QNX
      • FreeDOS
      • FreeBSD
      • MS-DOS
      29 alternatives to BEYE (Binary EYE) 

      BEYE (Binary EYE) is a free, portable, advanced file viewer with built-in editor for binary, hexadecimal and disassembler modes. It contains a highlight AVR/Java/i86-AMD64/ARM-XScale/PPC-64 and other disassembler, full preview of MZ,NE,PE,ELF and other.

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      DHEX

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      53 alternatives to DHEX 

      DHEX is a more than just another hex editor: It includes a diff mode, which can be used to easily and conveniently compare two binary files. Since it is based on ncurses and is themeable, it can run on any number of systems and scenarios.

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