Samba-VirusFilter alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Samba-VirusFilter? During the review of Samba-VirusFilter we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. Malice (VirusTotal clone)
  2. Malscan (malware scanner for web servers)
  3. Veil Framework (Metasploit payload generator)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Samba-VirusFilter.

Alternatives (by score)

60

Malice

Introduction

Malice is a malware analysis that wants to provide a free and open source version of VirusTotal. The goal of Malice is to make it usable by both independent researchers up to fortune 500 companies.

Malice is useful for those that do malware analysis or deal with user-generated files that may contain malware. The framework allows scanning files and directories to see if they are infected.

Project details

Malice is written in Golang.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Malware analysis
    • Malware detection
    • Malware research
    • Malware scanning

    Malice review

    74

    Malscan

    Introduction

    Malscan is a tool to scan for malicious software (malware) such as viruses, worms, and backdoors. Its goal is to extend ClamAV with more scanning modes and signatures. It targets web servers running Linux, but can also be used on mail servers and desktops.

    Project details

    Malscan is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

      Typical usage

      • Malware protection
      • Malware scanning

      Malscan review

      78

      Veil Framework

      Introduction

      Veil is a security tool designed to generate payloads for Metasploit that help in bypassing common anti-virus solutions.

      Project details

      74

      YARA

      Introduction

      YARA is a tool to identify and classify malware samples. It uses textual or binary patterns to match data, combined with a boolean expression to define a match. YARA is multi-platform, can be used via a command-line interface or via Python scripts using the yara-python extension.

      Project details

      YARA is written in C.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 50 contributors
      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Malware analysis
        • Malware detection
        • Malware scanning

        YARA review

        60

        Dionaea

        Introduction

        Dionaea is a honeypot that can emulate a range of services like FTP, HTTP, MySQL, and SMB. It can be used to see and learn how attackers work.

        Project details

        Dionaea is written in C.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - Full name of author is unknown

        Typical usage

        • Learning
        • Threat discovery

        Dionaea review

        63

        keimpx

        Introduction

        The keimpx security tool can be used to check for valid credentials across a network. It uses the SMB protocol, typically used on Microsoft Windows and others.

        Project details

        keimpx is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment

          keimpx review

          89

          Samba

          Introduction

          Since 1992, Samba provides file and print services based on the server message block (SMB) protocol. This protocol was released by Microsoft as part of the open specifications.

          Samba helps with interoperability between systems running Microsoft Windows and those running one of the flavor of Unix like Linux. The toolkit allows systems to become part of the Active Directory environment and join a domain controller or domain member.

          Project details

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Samba review

            84

            SMBMap

            Introduction

            SMBMap allows scanning of file resources that are shared with the SMB protocol. The tool will list share drives, drive permissions, the share contents, upload/download functionality, file name auto-download pattern matching, and even execute remote commands. The tool was created for pentesters to simplify finding sensitive data, or at least test for it.

            Project details

            SMBMap is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Data leak detection
              • Information gathering
              • Penetration testing

              SMBMap review

              100

              ClamAV

              Introduction

              ClamAV is a popular tool to detect malicious software or malware. While it calls itself an antivirus engine, it probably won't encounter many viruses, as they have become rare. It is more likely to find other forms of malware like worms, backdoors, and ransomware. ClamAV can be used in a few ways, from doing an occasional scan up to scanning in batch. ClamAV does not do on-access scanning but can be combined with other tools to obtain similar functionality. ClamAV is often used to support scanning incoming emails for malicious content.

              Project details

              ClamAV is written in C.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + Many maintainers
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Malware analysis
                • Malware detection
                • Malware scanning

                ClamAV review

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