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A curated list of awesome malware analysis tools and resources. Inspired by awesome-python and awesome-php.

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Malware Collection


Web traffic anonymizers for analysts.

  • - A free, web based anonymizer.
  • OpenVPN - VPN software and hosting solutions.
  • Privoxy - An open source proxy server with some privacy features.
  • Tor - The Onion Router, for browsing the web without leaving traces of the client IP.


Trap and collect your own samples.

  • Conpot - ICS/SCADA honeypot.
  • Cowrie - SSH honeypot, based on Kippo.
  • DemoHunter - Low interaction Distributed Honeypots.
  • Dionaea - Honeypot designed to trap malware.
  • Glastopf - Web application honeypot.
  • Honeyd - Create a virtual honeynet.
  • HoneyDrive - Honeypot bundle Linux distro.
  • Honeytrap - Opensource system for running, monitoring and managing honeypots.
  • MHN - MHN is a centralized server for management and data collection of honeypots. MHN allows you to deploy sensors quickly and to collect data immediately, viewable from a neat web interface.
  • Mnemosyne - A normalizer for honeypot data; supports Dionaea.
  • Thug - Low interaction honeyclient, for investigating malicious websites.

Malware Corpora

Malware samples collected for analysis.

  • Clean MX - Realtime database of malware and malicious domains.
  • Contagio - A collection of recent malware samples and analyses.
  • Exploit Database - Exploit and shellcode samples.
  • Infosec - CERT-PA - Malware samples collection and analysis.
  • InQuest Labs - Evergrowing searchable corpus of malicious Microsoft documents.
  • Javascript Mallware Collection - Collection of almost 40.000 javascript malware samples
  • Malpedia - A resource providing rapid identification and actionable context for malware investigations.
  • Malshare - Large repository of malware actively scrapped from malicious sites.
  • Ragpicker - Plugin based malware crawler with pre-analysis and reporting functionalities
  • theZoo - Live malware samples for analysts.
  • Tracker h3x - Agregator for malware corpus tracker and malicious download sites.
  • vduddu malware repo - Collection of various malware files and source code.
  • VirusBay - Community-Based malware repository and social network.
  • ViruSign - Malware database that detected by many anti malware programs except ClamAV.
  • VirusShare - Malware repository, registration required.
  • VX Vault - Active collection of malware samples.
  • Zeltser's Sources - A list of malware sample sources put together by Lenny Zeltser.
  • Zeus Source Code - Source for the Zeus trojan leaked in 2011.
  • VX Underground - Massive and growing collection of free malware samples.

Open Source Threat Intelligence


Harvest and analyze IOCs.

  • AbuseHelper - An open-source framework for receiving and redistributing abuse feeds and threat intel.
  • AlienVault Open Threat Exchange - Share and collaborate in developing Threat Intelligence.
  • Combine - Tool to gather Threat Intelligence indicators from publicly available sources.
  • Fileintel - Pull intelligence per file hash.
  • Hostintel - Pull intelligence per host.
  • IntelMQ - A tool for CERTs for processing incident data using a message queue.
  • IOC Editor - A free editor for XML IOC files.
  • iocextract - Advanced Indicator of Compromise (IOC) extractor, Python library and command-line tool.
  • ioc_writer - Python library for working with OpenIOC objects, from Mandiant.
  • MalPipe - Malware/IOC ingestion and processing engine, that enriches collected data.
  • Massive Octo Spice - Previously known as CIF (Collective Intelligence Framework). Aggregates IOCs from various lists. Curated by the CSIRT Gadgets Foundation.
  • MISP - Malware Information Sharing Platform curated by The MISP Project.
  • Pulsedive - Free, community-driven threat intelligence platform collecting IOCs from open-source feeds.
  • PyIOCe - A Python OpenIOC editor.
  • RiskIQ - Research, connect, tag and share IPs and domains. (Was PassiveTotal.)
  • threataggregator - Aggregates security threats from a number of sources, including some of those listed below in other resources.
  • ThreatConnect - TC Open allows you to see and share open source threat data, with support and validation from our free community.
  • ThreatCrowd - A search engine for threats, with graphical visualization.
  • ThreatIngestor - Build automated threat intel pipelines sourcing from Twitter, RSS, GitHub, and more.
  • ThreatTracker - A Python script to monitor and generate alerts based on IOCs indexed by a set of Google Custom Search Engines.
  • TIQ-test - Data visualization and statistical analysis of Threat Intelligence feeds.

Other Resources

Threat intelligence and IOC resources.

Detection and Classification

Antivirus and other malware identification tools

  • AnalyzePE - Wrapper for a variety of tools for reporting on Windows PE files.
  • Assemblyline - A scalable file triage and malware analysis system integrating the cyber security community's best tools..
  • BinaryAlert - An open source, serverless AWS pipeline that scans and alerts on uploaded files based on a set of YARA rules.
  • capa - Detects capabilities in executable files.
  • chkrootkit - Local Linux rootkit detection.
  • ClamAV - Open source antivirus engine.
  • Detect It Easy(DiE) - A program for determining types of files.
  • Exeinfo PE - Packer, compressor detector, unpack info, internal exe tools.
  • ExifTool - Read, write and edit file metadata.
  • File Scanning Framework - Modular, recursive file scanning solution.
  • fn2yara - FN2Yara is a tool to generate Yara signatures for matching functions (code) in an executable program.
  • Generic File Parser - A Single Library Parser to extract meta information,static analysis and detect macros within the files.
  • hashdeep - Compute digest hashes with a variety of algorithms.
  • HashCheck - Windows shell extension to compute hashes with a variety of algorithms.
  • Loki - Host based scanner for IOCs.
  • Malfunction - Catalog and compare malware at a function level.
  • Manalyze - Static analyzer for PE executables.
  • MASTIFF - Static analysis framework.
  • MultiScanner - Modular file scanning/analysis framework
  • Nauz File Detector(NFD) - Linker/Compiler/Tool detector for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
  • nsrllookup - A tool for looking up hashes in NIST's National Software Reference Library database.
  • packerid - A cross-platform Python alternative to PEiD.
  • PE-bear - Reversing tool for PE files.
  • PEframe - PEframe is an open source tool to perform static analysis on Portable Executable malware and malicious MS Office documents.
  • PEV - A multiplatform toolkit to work with PE files, providing feature-rich tools for proper analysis of suspicious binaries.
  • PortEx - Java library to analyse PE files with a special focus on malware analysis and PE malformation robustness.
  • Quark-Engine - An Obfuscation-Neglect Android Malware Scoring System
  • Rootkit Hunter - Detect Linux rootkits.
  • ssdeep - Compute fuzzy hashes.
  • - Python script for easy searching of the database.
  • TrID - File identifier.
  • YARA - Pattern matching tool for analysts.
  • Yara rules generator - Generate yara rules based on a set of malware samples. Also contains a good strings DB to avoid false positives.
  • Yara Finder - A simple tool to yara match the file against various yara rules to find the indicators of suspicion.

Online Scanners and Sandboxes

Web-based multi-AV scanners, and malware sandboxes for automated analysis.

  • - Online sandbox.
  • - Online interactive sandbox.
  • AndroTotal - Free online analysis of APKs against multiple mobile antivirus apps.
  • BoomBox - Automatic deployment of Cuckoo Sandbox malware lab using Packer and Vagrant.
  • Cryptam - Analyze suspicious office documents.
  • Cuckoo Sandbox - Open source, self hosted sandbox and automated analysis system.
  • cuckoo-modified - Modified version of Cuckoo Sandbox released under the GPL. Not merged upstream due to legal concerns by the author.
  • cuckoo-modified-api - A Python API used to control a cuckoo-modified sandbox.
  • DeepViz - Multi-format file analyzer with machine-learning classification.
  • detux - A sandbox developed to do traffic analysis of Linux malwares and capturing IOCs.
  • DRAKVUF - Dynamic malware analysis system.
  • - Static malware analysis, VBA/Powershell/VBS/JS Emulation
  • - Unpacks, scans and analyzes almost any firmware package.
  • HaboMalHunter - An Automated Malware Analysis Tool for Linux ELF Files.
  • Hybrid Analysis - Online malware analysis tool, powered by VxSandbox.
  • Intezer - Detect, analyze, and categorize malware by identifying code reuse and code similarities.
  • IRMA - An asynchronous and customizable analysis platform for suspicious files.
  • Joe Sandbox - Deep malware analysis with Joe Sandbox.
  • Jotti - Free online multi-AV scanner.
  • Limon - Sandbox for Analyzing Linux Malware.
  • Malheur - Automatic sandboxed analysis of malware behavior.
  • - Massively scalable malware analysis framework.
  • malsub - A Python RESTful API framework for online malware and URL analysis services.
  • Malware config - Extract, decode and display online the configuration settings from common malwares.
  • - Online malware anomaly-based static analyser with heuristic detection engine powered by data mining and machine learning.
  • Malwr - Free analysis with an online Cuckoo Sandbox instance.
  • MetaDefender Cloud - Scan a file, hash, IP, URL or domain address for malware for free.
  • NetworkTotal - A service that analyzes pcap files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware using Suricata configured with EmergingThreats Pro.
  • Noriben - Uses Sysinternals Procmon to collect information about malware in a sandboxed environment.
  • PacketTotal - PacketTotal is an online engine for analyzing .pcap files, and visualizing the network traffic within.
  • PDF Examiner - Analyse suspicious PDF files.
  • ProcDot - A graphical malware analysis tool kit.
  • Recomposer - A helper script for safely uploading binaries to sandbox sites.
  • sandboxapi - Python library for building integrations with several open source and commercial malware sandboxes.
  • SEE - Sandboxed Execution Environment (SEE) is a framework for building test automation in secured Environments.
  • SEKOIA Dropper Analysis - Online dropper analysis (Js, VBScript, Microsoft Office, PDF).
  • VirusTotal - Free online analysis of malware samples and URLs
  • Visualize_Logs - Open source visualization library and command line tools for logs. (Cuckoo, Procmon, more to come...)
  • Zeltser's List - Free automated sandboxes and services, compiled by Lenny Zeltser.

Domain Analysis

Inspect domains and IP addresses.

  • AbuseIPDB - AbuseIPDB is a project dedicated to helping combat the spread of hackers, spammers, and abusive activity on the internet.
  • - Community based IP blacklist service.
  • boomerang - A tool designed for consistent and safe capture of off network web resources.
  • Cymon - Threat intelligence tracker, with IP/domain/hash search.
  • - One click tool to retrieve as much metadata as possible for a website and to assess its good standing.
  • Dig - Free online dig and other network tools.
  • dnstwist - Domain name permutation engine for detecting typo squatting, phishing and corporate espionage.
  • IPinfo - Gather information about an IP or domain by searching online resources.
  • Machinae - OSINT tool for gathering information about URLs, IPs, or hashes. Similar to Automator.
  • mailchecker - Cross-language temporary email detection library.
  • MaltegoVT - Maltego transform for the VirusTotal API. Allows domain/IP research, and searching for file hashes and scan reports.
  • Multi rbl - Multiple DNS blacklist and forward confirmed reverse DNS lookup over more than 300 RBLs.
  • NormShield Services - Free API Services for detecting possible phishing domains, blacklisted ip addresses and breached accounts.
  • PhishStats - Phishing Statistics with search for IP, domain and website title
  • Spyse - subdomains, whois, realted domains, DNS, hosts AS, SSL/TLS info,
  • SecurityTrails - Historical and current WHOIS, historical and current DNS records, similar domains, certificate information and other domain and IP related API and tools.
  • SpamCop - IP based spam block list.
  • SpamHaus - Block list based on domains and IPs.
  • Sucuri SiteCheck - Free Website Malware and Security Scanner.
  • Talos Intelligence - Search for IP, domain or network owner. (Previously SenderBase.)
  • TekDefense Automater - OSINT tool for gathering information about URLs, IPs, or hashes.
  • URLhaus - A project from with the goal of sharing malicious URLs that are being used for malware distribution.
  • URLQuery - Free URL Scanner.
  • - Free URL Scanner & domain information.
  • Whois - DomainTools free online whois search.
  • Zeltser's List - Free online tools for researching malicious websites, compiled by Lenny Zeltser.
  • ZScalar Zulu - Zulu URL Risk Analyzer.

Browser Malware

Analyze malicious URLs. See also the domain analysis and documents and shellcode sections.

  • Bytecode Viewer - Combines multiple Java bytecode viewers and decompilers into one tool, including APK/DEX support.
  • Firebug - Firefox extension for web development.
  • Java Decompiler - Decompile and inspect Java apps.
  • Java IDX Parser - Parses Java IDX cache files.
  • JSDetox - JavaScript malware analysis tool.
  • jsunpack-n - A javascript unpacker that emulates browser functionality.
  • Krakatau - Java decompiler, assembler, and disassembler.
  • Malzilla - Analyze malicious web pages.
  • RABCDAsm - A "Robust ActionScript Bytecode Disassembler."
  • SWF Investigator - Static and dynamic analysis of SWF applications.
  • swftools - Tools for working with Adobe Flash files.
  • xxxswf - A Python script for analyzing Flash files.

Documents and Shellcode

Analyze malicious JS and shellcode from PDFs and Office documents. See also the browser malware section.

  • AnalyzePDF - A tool for analyzing PDFs and attempting to determine whether they are malicious.
  • box-js - A tool for studying JavaScript malware, featuring JScript/WScript support and ActiveX emulation.
  • diStorm - Disassembler for analyzing malicious shellcode.
  • InQuest Deep File Inspection - Upload common malware lures for Deep File Inspection and heuristical analysis.
  • JS Beautifier - JavaScript unpacking and deobfuscation.
  • libemu - Library and tools for x86 shellcode emulation.
  • malpdfobj - Deconstruct malicious PDFs into a JSON representation.
  • OfficeMalScanner - Scan for malicious traces in MS Office documents.
  • olevba - A script for parsing OLE and OpenXML documents and extracting useful information.
  • Origami PDF - A tool for analyzing malicious PDFs, and more.
  • PDF Tools - pdfid, pdf-parser, and more from Didier Stevens.
  • PDF X-Ray Lite - A PDF analysis tool, the backend-free version of PDF X-RAY.
  • peepdf - Python tool for exploring possibly malicious PDFs.
  • QuickSand - QuickSand is a compact C framework to analyze suspected malware documents to identify exploits in streams of different encodings and to locate and extract embedded executables.
  • Spidermonkey - Mozilla's JavaScript engine, for debugging malicious JS.

File Carving

For extracting files from inside disk and memory images.

  • bulk_extractor - Fast file carving tool.
  • EVTXtract - Carve Windows Event Log files from raw binary data.
  • Foremost - File carving tool designed by the US Air Force.
  • hachoir3 - Hachoir is a Python library to view and edit a binary stream field by field.
  • Scalpel - Another data carving tool.
  • SFlock - Nested archive extraction/unpacking (used in Cuckoo Sandbox).


Reverse XOR and other code obfuscation methods.

  • Balbuzard - A malware analysis tool for reversing obfuscation (XOR, ROL, etc) and more.
  • de4dot - .NET deobfuscator and unpacker.
  • ex_pe_xor & iheartxor - Two tools from Alexander Hanel for working with single-byte XOR encoded files.
  • FLOSS - The FireEye Labs Obfuscated String Solver uses advanced static analysis techniques to automatically deobfuscate strings from malware binaries.
  • NoMoreXOR - Guess a 256 byte XOR key using frequency analysis.
  • PackerAttacker - A generic hidden code extractor for Windows malware.
  • PyInstaller Extractor - A Python script to extract the contents of a PyInstaller generated Windows executable file. The contents of the pyz file (usually pyc files) present inside the executable are also extracted and automatically fixed so that a Python bytecode decompiler will recognize it.
  • uncompyle6 - A cross-version Python bytecode decompiler. Translates Python bytecode back into equivalent Python source code.
  • un{i}packer - Automatic and platform-independent unpacker for Windows binaries based on emulation.
  • unpacker - Automated malware unpacker for Windows malware based on WinAppDbg.
  • unxor - Guess XOR keys using known-plaintext attacks.
  • VirtualDeobfuscator - Reverse engineering tool for virtualization wrappers.
  • XORBruteForcer - A Python script for brute forcing single-byte XOR keys.
  • XORSearch & XORStrings - A couple programs from Didier Stevens for finding XORed data.
  • xortool - Guess XOR key length, as well as the key itself.

Debugging and Reverse Engineering

Disassemblers, debuggers, and other static and dynamic analysis tools.

  • angr - Platform-agnostic binary analysis framework developed at UCSB's Seclab.
  • bamfdetect - Identifies and extracts information from bots and other malware.
  • BAP - Multiplatform and open source (MIT) binary analysis framework developed at CMU's Cylab.
  • BARF - Multiplatform, open source Binary Analysis and Reverse engineering Framework.
  • binnavi - Binary analysis IDE for reverse engineering based on graph visualization.
  • Binary ninja - A reversing engineering platform that is an alternative to IDA.
  • Binwalk - Firmware analysis tool.
  • BluePill - Framework for executing and debugging evasive malware and protected executables.
  • Capstone - Disassembly framework for binary analysis and reversing, with support for many architectures and bindings in several languages.
  • codebro - Web based code browser using  clang to provide basic code analysis.
  • Cutter - GUI for Radare2.
  • DECAF (Dynamic Executable Code Analysis Framework) - A binary analysis platform based   on QEMU. DroidScope is now an extension to DECAF.
  • dnSpy - .NET assembly editor, decompiler and debugger.
  • dotPeek - Free .NET Decompiler and Assembly Browser.
  • Evan's Debugger (EDB) - A modular debugger with a Qt GUI.
  • Fibratus - Tool for exploration and tracing of the Windows kernel.
  • FPort - Reports open TCP/IP and UDP ports in a live system and maps them to the owning application.
  • GDB - The GNU debugger.
  • GEF - GDB Enhanced Features, for exploiters and reverse engineers.
  • Ghidra - A software reverse engineering (SRE) framework created and maintained by the National Security Agency Research Directorate.
  • hackers-grep - A utility to search for strings in PE executables including imports, exports, and debug symbols.
  • Hopper - The macOS and Linux Disassembler.
  • IDA Pro - Windows disassembler and debugger, with a free evaluation version.
  • IDR - Interactive Delphi Reconstructor is a decompiler of Delphi executable files and dynamic libraries.
  • Immunity Debugger - Debugger for malware analysis and more, with a Python API.
  • ILSpy - ILSpy is the open-source .NET assembly browser and decompiler.
  • Kaitai Struct - DSL for file formats / network protocols / data structures reverse engineering and dissection, with code generation for C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby.
  • LIEF - LIEF provides a cross-platform library to parse, modify and abstract ELF, PE and MachO formats.
  • ltrace - Dynamic analysis for Linux executables.
  • mac-a-mal - An automated framework for mac malware hunting.
  • objdump - Part of GNU binutils, for static analysis of Linux binaries.
  • OllyDbg - An assembly-level debugger for Windows executables.
  • OllyDumpEx - Dump memory from (unpacked) malware Windows process and store raw or rebuild PE file. This is a plugin for OllyDbg, Immunity Debugger, IDA Pro, WinDbg, and x64dbg.
  • PANDA - Platform for Architecture-Neutral Dynamic Analysis.
  • PEDA - Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB, an enhanced display with added commands.
  • pestudio - Perform static analysis of Windows executables.
  • Pharos - The Pharos binary analysis framework can be used to perform automated static analysis of binaries.
  • plasma - Interactive disassembler for x86/ARM/MIPS.
  • PPEE (puppy) - A Professional PE file Explorer for reversers, malware researchers and those who want to statically inspect PE files in more detail.
  • Process Explorer - Advanced task manager for Windows.
  • Process Hacker - Tool that monitors system resources.
  • Process Monitor - Advanced monitoring tool for Windows programs.
  • PSTools - Windows command-line tools that help manage and investigate live systems.
  • Pyew - Python tool for malware analysis.
  • PyREBox - Python scriptable reverse engineering sandbox by the Talos team at Cisco.
  • Qiling Framework - Cross platform emulation and sanboxing framework with instruments for binary analysis.
  • QKD - QEMU with embedded WinDbg server for stealth debugging.
  • Radare2 - Reverse engineering framework, with debugger support.
  • RegShot - Registry compare utility that compares snapshots.
  • RetDec - Retargetable machine-code decompiler with an online decompilation service and API that you can use in your tools.
  • ROPMEMU - A framework to analyze, dissect and decompile complex code-reuse attacks.
  • Scylla Imports Reconstructor - Find and fix the IAT of an unpacked / dumped PE32 malware.
  • ScyllaHide - An Anti-Anti-Debug library and plugin for OllyDbg, x64dbg, IDA Pro, and TitanEngine.
  • SMRT - Sublime Malware Research Tool, a plugin for Sublime 3 to aid with malware analyis.
  • strace - Dynamic analysis for Linux executables.
  • StringSifter - A machine learning tool that automatically ranks strings based on their relevance for malware analysis.
  • Triton - A dynamic binary analysis (DBA) framework.
  • Udis86 - Disassembler library and tool for x86 and x86_64.
  • Vivisect - Python tool for malware analysis.
  • WinDbg - multipurpose debugger for the Microsoft Windows computer operating system, used to debug user mode applications, device drivers, and the kernel-mode memory dumps.
  • X64dbg - An open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows.


Analyze network interactions.

  • Bro - Protocol analyzer that operates at incredible scale; both file and network protocols.
  • BroYara - Use Yara rules from Bro.
  • CapTipper - Malicious HTTP traffic explorer.
  • chopshop - Protocol analysis and decoding framework.
  • CloudShark - Web-based tool for packet analysis and malware traffic detection.
  • FakeNet-NG - Next generation dynamic network analysis tool.
  • Fiddler - Intercepting web proxy designed for "web debugging."
  • Hale - Botnet C&C monitor.
  • Haka - An open source security oriented language for describing protocols and applying security policies on (live) captured traffic.
  • HTTPReplay - Library for parsing and reading out PCAP files, including TLS streams using TLS Master Secrets (used in Cuckoo Sandbox).
  • INetSim - Network service emulation, useful when building a malware lab.
  • Laika BOSS - Laika BOSS is a file-centric malware analysis and intrusion detection system.
  • Malcolm - Malcolm is a powerful, easily deployable network traffic analysis tool suite for full packet capture artifacts (PCAP files) and Zeek logs.
  • Malcom - Malware Communications Analyzer.
  • Maltrail - A malicious traffic detection system, utilizing publicly available (black)lists containing malicious and/or generally suspicious trails and featuring an reporting and analysis interface.
  • mitmproxy - Intercept network traffic on the fly.
  • Moloch - IPv4 traffic capturing, indexing and database system.
  • NetworkMiner - Network forensic analysis tool, with a free version.
  • ngrep - Search through network traffic like grep.
  • PcapViz - Network topology and traffic visualizer.
  • Python ICAP Yara - An ICAP Server with yara scanner for URL or content.
  • Squidmagic - squidmagic is a tool designed to analyze a web-based network traffic to detect central command and control (C&C) servers and malicious sites, using Squid proxy server and Spamhaus.
  • Tcpdump - Collect network traffic.
  • tcpick - Trach and reassemble TCP streams from network traffic.
  • tcpxtract - Extract files from network traffic.
  • Wireshark - The network traffic analysis tool.

Memory Forensics

Tools for dissecting malware in memory images or running systems.

  • BlackLight - Windows/MacOS forensics client supporting hiberfil, pagefile, raw memory analysis.
  • DAMM - Differential Analysis of Malware in Memory, built on Volatility.
  • evolve - Web interface for the Volatility Memory Forensics Framework.
  • FindAES - Find AES encryption keys in memory.
  • - High speed memory analysis framework developed in .NET supports all Windows x64, includes code integrity and write support.
  • Muninn - A script to automate portions of analysis using Volatility, and create a readable report. Orochi - Orochi is an open source framework for collaborative forensic memory dump analysis.
  • Rekall - Memory analysis framework, forked from Volatility in 2013.
  • TotalRecall - Script based on Volatility for automating various malware analysis tasks.
  • VolDiff - Run Volatility on memory images before and after malware execution, and report changes.
  • Volatility - Advanced memory forensics framework.
  • VolUtility - Web Interface for Volatility Memory Analysis framework.
  • WDBGARK - WinDBG Anti-RootKit Extension.
  • WinDbg - Live memory inspection and kernel debugging for Windows systems.

Windows Artifacts

  • AChoir - A live incident response script for gathering Windows artifacts.
  • python-evt - Python library for parsing Windows Event Logs.
  • python-registry - Python library for parsing registry files.
  • RegRipper (GitHub) - Plugin-based registry analysis tool.

Storage and Workflow

  • Aleph - Open Source Malware Analysis Pipeline System.
  • CRITs - Collaborative Research Into Threats, a malware and threat repository.
  • FAME - A malware analysis framework featuring a pipeline that can be extended with custom modules, which can be chained and interact with each other to perform end-to-end analysis.
  • Malwarehouse - Store, tag, and search malware.
  • Polichombr - A malware analysis platform designed to help analysts to reverse malwares collaboratively. framework with extensive plugin support, from input to output, and everything in between.
  • Viper - A binary management and analysis framework for analysts and researchers.


  • al-khaser - A PoC malware with good intentions that aimes to stress anti-malware systems.
  • CryptoKnight - Automated cryptographic algorithm reverse engineering and classification framework.
  • DC3-MWCP - The Defense Cyber Crime Center's Malware Configuration Parser framework.
  • FLARE VM - A fully customizable, Windows-based, security distribution for malware analysis.
  • MalSploitBase - A database containing exploits used by malware.
  • Malware Museum - Collection of malware programs that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Malware Organiser - A simple tool to organise large malicious/benign files into a organised Structure.
  • Pafish - Paranoid Fish, a demonstration tool that employs several techniques to detect sandboxes and analysis environments in the same way as malware families do.
  • REMnux - Linux distribution and docker images for malware reverse engineering and analysis.
  • Tsurugi Linux - Linux distribution designed to support your DFIR investigations, malware analysis and OSINT (Open Source INTelligence) activities.
  • Santoku Linux - Linux distribution for mobile forensics, malware analysis, and security.



Essential malware analysis reading material.



Pull requests and issues with suggestions are welcome! Please read the CONTRIBUTING guidelines before submitting a PR.


This list was made possible by:

  • Lenny Zeltser and other contributors for developing REMnux, where I found many of the tools in this list;
  • Michail Hale Ligh, Steven Adair, Blake Hartstein, and Mather Richard for writing the Malware Analyst's Cookbook, which was a big inspiration for creating the list;
  • And everyone else who has sent pull requests or suggested links to add here!