VirusTotal Alternatives for Linux

    VirusTotal is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is MetaDefender, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VirusTotal and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VirusTotal are Cuckoo Sandbox (Free, Open Source), Malice (Free, Open Source), VTchromizer (Free) and Download Virus Checker (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 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. Cuckoo Sandbox is a modular, automated malware analysis system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Docker
      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.

      Discontinued

      its repository has been archived by the owner.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

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      Successor extension available for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox: VT4Browsers. Right-click on any link and scan the target with VirusTotal, free and easy.
    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Opera
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
      Security Plus is a browser extension powered by VirusTotal's API, which provides free checking of URLs for viruses. It uses up to 64 different antivirus products/scan engines to check for viruses that the user's own antivirus solution may have missed.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Viruscamp est une solution française et indépendante conforme au RGPD. Parce qu’aujourd’hui la protection d’un seul antivirus n’est plus suffisante, Viruscamp vous permet d’utiliser plusieurs antivirus pour protéger votre système.
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