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 (Free), Jotti (Free), herdProtect (Free) and Malwr (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. VMRay Analyzer is an agentless malware detection an malware analysis sandbox that uses a hypervisor-based approach to determine whether files are malicious.
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      • Windows
      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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    2. As a malicious codes analysis service platform based on cloud and big data, collects files to analyze automatically and to generate meaningful profiling information in order to provide cyber threats intelligence service.
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    3. PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader is an easy and powerful solution to upload any suspicious file to the official VirusTotal website, and receive the results in real time.


      PhrozenSoft no longer offers the uploader but it is still downloadable from

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    4. Loaris offers a superb malware removal solution to deal with various contemporary forms of cyber threats in cases when available anti-virus applications aren't effective in identifying or deleting them.


      This program has a poor WOT rating and requires a paid license to clean infections. Also raises concerns on VirusTotal:

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    5. Find out about the safety rating of a website before visiting it. AVG Threat Labs reports if a virus has been detected on a website in the last 30 days and helps you stay safe online.
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    6. PopupDB is the tool to analyze Technical Support Scams. The tool is specialized on analyzing fake virus popups, which are being used to mislead older people into calling a scammers number.
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      • Android
      Just one scan needed to find the security vulnerabilities in your mobile app and their exact location.. Appvigil helps mobile app developers identify and fix security loopholes in their apps in realtime.
      • Online
      Virusade is a hosted virus scanning utility designed for integration with web applications. Any application dealing with user-supplied files should be scanning for viruses, and virusade makes it easy with an HTTP REST/JSON approach. Commercial use is allowed.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      PolySwarm is a more effective way to detect, analyze and respond to the latest malware threats. Polyswarm is a launchpad for innovative threat detection methods. Antivirus companies and specialized engines compete with each other to detect threats.
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