VirusTotal is one of the most known online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as a means to detect false positives, i.e. innocuous resources detected as malicious by one or more scanners.
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ruby-virustotal is VirusTotal automation and convenience tool for hash, file and URL submission.
Install virustotal gem
gem install virustotal
You can use ruby-virustotal gem as command line tool
- Create virustotal local profile To interact with virustotal as command line tool, you have to create a profile contains you API key. The profile will get created in
cat ~/.virustotalvirustotal:api-key:timeout: 10
edit the file and add your API key
Searching a file of hashes
virustotal -f <file_with_hashes_one_per_line>
Searching a single hash
virustotal -h FD287794107630FA3116800E617466A9
Searching a file of hashes and outputting to XML
virustotal -f <file_with_hashes_one_per_line> -x
Upload a file to VirusTotal and wait for analysis
virustotal -u </path/to/file>
Search for a single URL
virustotal -s "http://www.google.com"
uirusu is an VirusTotal automation and convenience tool for hash, file and URL submission.
Install uirusu gem
gem install uirusu
Usage is identical to virustotal gem