Malice 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.

Try It Out

Username: malice
Password: ecilam

Also Read : CIRTKit : Tools for the Computer Incident Response Team


$ brew install maliceio/tap/malice

Usage: malice [OPTIONS] COMMAND [arg…]
Open Source Malware Analysis Framework
Version: 0.3.11
blacktop –
–debug, -D Enable debug mode [$MALICE_DEBUG]
–help, -h show help
–version, -v print the version
scan Scan a file
watch Watch a folder
lookup Look up a file hash
elk Start an ELK docker container
plugin List, Install or Remove Plugins
help Shows a list of commands or help for one command
Run ‘malice COMMAND –help’ for more information on a command.

Scan some malware

$ malice scan evil.malware

NOTE: On the first run malice will download all of it’s default plugins which can take a while to complete.

Malice will output the results as a markdown table that can be piped or copied into a that will look great on Github see here

Start Malice’s Web UI

$ malice elk

You can open the Kibana UI and look at the scan results here: http://localhost (assuming you are using Docker for Mac)

  • Type in malice as the Index name or pattern and click Create.
  • Now click on the Malice Tab and behold!!!

Getting Started (Docker in Docker)

Install/Update all Plugins

docker run –rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock malice/engine plugin update –all

Scan a file

docker run –rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v pwd:/malice/samples \
malice/engine scan SAMPLE