Free VirusTotal Alternatives

    The best free alternative to VirusTotal is MetaDefender. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VirusTotal and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to VirusTotal are Hybrid-Analysis.com (Free), Jotti (Free), herdProtect (Free) and Malwr (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 18, 2021

    Platforms

    • Online
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Google Chrome
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Chromium
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Docker
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad

    Features

    • Malware analysis
    • Portable
    • Rootkit
    • Sandbox
    • Vunerability detection
    • Website monitoring
    • Integrated Virus scanner
    • Multi Engine
    • Heuristic Detection
    • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Cloud based
    • Cloud computer
    • Command line interface
    • Content analysis
    • Deep CDR
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Monitor File Changes
    • Firefox Extensions
    • Fraud detection
    • In-Depth Analysis

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    • Cloud-Based Private File Multi-Scanning and Threat Prevention Technology with Options for Free and Commercial Users. View 20 alternatives to MetaDefender
      Almost everyone thinks MetaDefender is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      MetaDefender vs VirusTotal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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

      1
      Doesn 't scan if the .rar file has more than 100 files in it.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      -3
      Metascan supports larger file sizes than VirusTotal (140MB vs. 128MB)
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      -7
    • 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. View 19 alternatives to Hybrid-Analysis.com
      Almost everyone thinks Hybrid-Analysis.com is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Hybrid-Analysis.com vs VirusTotal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The level of detail and how its broken down is the best Ive ever found.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      2
      Very good in Depth scanning.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      0
      Detailed analysis and behavior results instead simpely saying "bad" or "unknow"
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      0


    • Jottis malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. View 18 alternatives to Jotti
      Most users think Jotti is a great alternative to VirusTotal.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
    • herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. View 59 alternatives to herdProtect
      Some users think herdProtect is a great alternative to VirusTotal, some don't.

      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.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      herdProtect vs VirusTotal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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

      2
    • Malwr is a free malware analysis service and community where you can submit files and receive the results of a complete dynamic analysis back. View 11 alternatives to Malwr
      Most users think Malwr is a great alternative to VirusTotal.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Malwr vs VirusTotal
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 about 4 years ago

      1


    • Interactive malware hunting service. Any environments ready for live testing most type of threats. Without install. Without waiting. View 19 alternatives to Any.Run
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
    • Cuckoo Sandbox is a modular, automated malware analysis system. View 14 alternatives to Cuckoo Sandbox
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
    • Winja provides malicious file scanning and monitoring capabilities. View 10 alternatives to Winja
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • The goal of pestudio is to spot these artifacts in order to ease and accelerate Malware Initial Assessment. View 4 alternatives to pestudio
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Joe Sandbox detects and analyzes potential malicious files and URLs on Windows, Android, Mac OS, Linux, and iOS for suspicious activities. It performs deep malware analysis and generates comprehensive and detailed analysis reports. View 13 alternatives to Joe Sandbox
      No screenshots yet
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
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