VirusTotal Alternatives

    VirusTotal is described as 'free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware' and is a well-known app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to VirusTotal for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and Google Chrome. The best alternative is MetaDefender, which is free. Other great apps like VirusTotal are Hybrid-Analysis.com (Free), herdProtect (Free), Jotti (Free) and Malwr (Free).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2021

    1. MetaDefender Cloud helps organizations build a long-term strategy and processes for critical infrastructure protection, providing the tools to prevent not only cyberattacks but also the correlated consequences.
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      MetaDefender vs VirusTotal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MetaDefender is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      Akid0uu Very similar to VirusTotal. It also provides a Sandbox Scan for certain filetypes, and a feature called "Deep CPR" where it recreates the uploaded document without malisicous components (Sanitization)
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Doesn 't scan if the .rar file has more than 100 files in it.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Metascan supports larger file sizes than VirusTotal (140MB vs. 128MB)
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Hybrid-Analysis.com is a free malware analysis service powered by payload-security.com. Using this service you can submit files for in-depth behavior analysis.
      Hybrid-Analysis.com vs VirusTotal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Hybrid-Analysis.com is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      The level of detail and how its broken down is the best Ive ever found.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Very good in Depth scanning.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Detailed analysis and behavior results instead simpely saying "bad" or "unknow"
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud.

      Discontinued

      The program is currently not available on the official website: the download option was removed at the beginning of 2017. Last version, 1.0.3.9, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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      herdProtect vs VirusTotal opinions
      Some users think herdProtect is a great alternative to VirusTotal, some don't.
      Virustotal is an online, platform-agnostic tool that scans one unknown file against multiple engines. herdProtect is a multi-engine, installed realtime antivirus product for Windows.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Jottis malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences.
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      Most users think Jotti is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Malwr is a free malware analysis service and community launched in January 2011. You can submit files to it and receive the results of a complete dynamic analysis back.

      Discontinued

      See notice at website: https://malwr.com/
      "Malwr is coming back soon!"

      Malwr vs VirusTotal opinions
      Most users think Malwr is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      It is very good. It lists all of the reasons why (which are very easy to understand that they are true) the file is good or bad.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Interactive malware hunting service. Any environments ready for live testing most type of threats. Without install. Without waiting.
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    5. Cuckoo Sandbox is a modular, automated malware analysis system.
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    6. The industry's leading privacy-oriented threat intelligence and file reputation solution. Available via AWS cloud, or locally hosted in your environment. Full support available for private network deployments.
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      ReversingLabs TitaniumCloud vs VirusTotal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ReversingLabs TitaniumCloud is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      Much greater amount of data, on site deploy
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      ReversingLabs TitaniumCloud more malware reputation data than VirusTotal plus extensive goodware file reputation coverage. Also, supports on-site deployment.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Based on the success of our PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader, Phrozen Software is proud to introduce Winja, which provides even greater malicious file scanning and monitoring capabilities.
    7. pestudio implements a rich set of features that is especially designed to retrieve every single detail of any executable file. Results are checked against the Microsoft specification.
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