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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 very popular Anti-Virus 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 Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is MetaDefender, which is free. Other great apps like VirusTotal are Hybrid-Analysis.com, Jotti, Any.Run and VirSCAN.

VirusTotal alternatives are mainly Anti-Virus Apps but may also be Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VirusTotal.
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  1. Joe Sandbox  icon

    Joe Sandbox

    14 alternatives to Joe Sandbox  

    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.

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    1.  Malware AnalysisJoe Sandbox can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
  2. Malice icon

    Malice

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker
    31 alternatives to Malice 

    Malice's mission is to be a free open source version of VirusTotal that anyone can use at any scale from an independent researcher to a fortune 500 company.

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    Discontinued

    its repository has been archived by the owner. It is now read-only.

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    Winja

    12 alternatives to Winja 

    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.

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  4. CatchPulse  icon

    CatchPulse

    • Windows
    66 alternatives to CatchPulse  

    CatchPulse is a free solution that protects you from malware & viruses, 100% of the time. You get powerful application whitelisting, 10+ anti-viruses in the cloud with UAV, and a reliable offline AV combined.

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    Some users think CatchPulse is a great alternative to VirusTotal, some don't.
  5. PPEE (puppy) icon

    PPEE (puppy)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to PPEE (puppy) 

    PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more. The program includes PE Export, Import, Resource, Exception, Certificate (relies on Windows API), Base Relocation...

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    1.  PortablePPEE (puppy) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Malware AnalysisPPEE (puppy) can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
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    • URL Void icon

      URL Void

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      12 alternatives to URL Void 

      In a nutshell, URLVoid is a free service that analyzes a website through multiple blacklist engines and online reputation tools to facilitate the detection of fraudulent and malicious websites. This service helps you to identify websites involved in malware incidents, fraudulent...

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    • Download Virus Checker icon

      Download Virus Checker

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      24 alternatives to Download Virus Checker 

      Download Virus Checker provides automatic check for all your downloads through 68 online anti-virus solutions. Basically the extension sends your download link to VirusTotal service and wait for its response.

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDownload Virus Checker can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    • Online Dr.Web icon

      Online Dr.Web

      4 alternatives to Online Dr.Web 

      Online scan of files (size should be less than 10MB) and links by Dr.Web Anti-virus

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    • X-Ray icon

      X-Ray

      9 alternatives to X-Ray 

      X-Ray is a software that automates submission of files that you think is suspicious to 35 antivirus companies* for manual analysis by virus analyst professionals with a click of a button.

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      1.  PortableX-Ray can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • Malwares.com icon

        Malwares.com

        • Online
        24 alternatives to Malwares.com 

        As a malicious codes analysis service platform based on cloud and big data, malwares.com collects files to analyze automatically and to generate meaningful profiling information in order to provide cyber threats intelligence service.

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        Discontinued

        malwares.com is currently being renewed. Coming back in Feburary 2023.

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