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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 five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VirusTotal are Cuckoo Sandbox, Download Virus Checker, Malice and Security Plus.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
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  1. MetaDefender icon

    MetaDefender

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    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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    Almost everyone thinks MetaDefender is a great alternative to VirusTotal.

    Doesn 't scan if the .rar file has more than 100 files in it.

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    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)

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    Metascan supports larger file sizes than VirusTotal (140MB vs. 128MB)

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  2. Cuckoo Sandbox icon

    Cuckoo Sandbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android

    Cuckoo Sandbox is a modular, automated malware analysis system.

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  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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    Malice

    • 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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    Security Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge

    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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