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Tool and Usage

Malscan is a tool that sells itself as the robust ClamAV-based malware scanner for web servers. It can use signatures from multiple sources to perform scanning.

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Malscan has multiple sources for its malware signatures:

  • RFX Networks Signatures
  • Metasploit Signatures
  • Malscan Signatures
  • ClamAV Main Signatures

Detection methods include HEX or MD5 matches, string length (e.g. base64), and MimeType mismatches.

Usage and audience

Malscan is commonly used for malware scan. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Malscan is under development by Josh Grancell.


Support operating systems

Malscan is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release1.5.3 [2015-09-04]
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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