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Tool and Usage

YARA is a security tool to help malware researchers to identify and classify malware samples. For example by defining malware families based on patterns.

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Usage and audience

YARA is commonly used for malware analysis or malware scanning. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars

Author and Maintainers

YARA is under development by Victor M. Alvarez.


Supported operating systems

YARA is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release3.7.1 [2018-01-16]
LicenseBSD 3-clause
Last updatedApril 16, 2018

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