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VirusTotal Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to VirusTotal for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is MetaDefender, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VirusTotal and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to VirusTotal are Cuckoo Sandbox, Winja, pestudio and CatchPulse .

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
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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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    MetaDefender vs VirusTotal opinions
    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. Winja icon

    Winja

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    pestudio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    pestudio implements a rich set of features that is especially designed to retrieve every single detail of any executable file. Results are checked against the Microsoft specification.

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  5. CatchPulse  icon

    CatchPulse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.


  6. PPEE (puppy) icon

    PPEE (puppy)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more.

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  7. 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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  8. X-Ray icon

    X-Ray

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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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  9. Malice icon

    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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  10. Security Plus icon

    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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