REMnux Tools List for Malware Analysis

REMnux® offers a curated collection of free tools for reverse-engineering or otherwise analyzing malicious software. How to find the right tool for the job, given how many useful utilities come as part of the distro?

To guide you through the process of examining malware, REMnux documentation lists the installed tools by category. Each grouping, which you’ll find in the Discover the Tools section of the documentation site, represents the type of actions the analysts might need to take:

In addition to providing numerous tools as part of the REMnux distro, the project also offers several malware analysis tools as Docker images. These will let you deobfuscate JavaScript and data, analyze websites, decompile executables, perform memory forensics, and more.

For another perspective on the REMnux tools you can use for examining malicious software, see the one-page REMnux Usage Tips cheat sheet.

To learn about the analysis workflow within which you can use these tools, take a look at my article Mastering 4 Stages of Malware Analysis.


About the Author

Lenny Zeltser develops products and programs that use security to achieve business results. He is the CISO at Axonius and Faculty Fellow at SANS Institute. Lenny has been leading efforts to establish resilient security practices and solve hard security problems for over two decades. A respected author and practitioner, he has been advancing tradecraft and contributing to the community. His insights build upon real-world experience, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan.

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