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Modular file scanning/analysis framework

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MultiScanner is a file analysis framework that assists the user in evaluating a set of files by automatically running a suite of tools for the user and aggregating the output. Tools can be custom built Python scripts, web APIs, software running on another machine, etc. Tools are incorporated by creating modules that run in the MultiScanner framework.

Modules are designed to be quickly written and easily incorporated into the framework. Currently written and maintained modules are related to malware analytics, but the framework is not limited to that scope. For a list of modules you can look in modules/. Descriptions and config options can be found on the Analysis Modules page.

MultiScanner also supports a distributed workflow for sample storage, analysis, and report viewing. This functionality includes a web interface, a REST API, a distributed file system (GlusterFS), distributed report storage / searching (Elasticsearch), and distributed task management (Celery / RabbitMQ). Please see Architecture for more details.


MultiScanner can be used as a command-line interface, a Python API, or a distributed system with a web interface. See the documentation for more detailed information on installation and usage.


Install Python (2.7 or 3.4+) if you haven't already.

Then run the following (substituting the actual file you want to scan for

$ git clone
$ cd multiscanner
$ sudo -HE ./
$ multiscanner init

This will generate a default configuration for you. Check

to see what modules are enabled. See Configuration for more information.

Now you can scan a file (substituting the actual file you want to scan for

$ multiscanner 

You can run the following to get a list of all of MultiScanner's command-line options:

$ multiscanner --help

Note: If you are not on a RedHat or Debian based Linux distribution, instead of running the
script, install pip (if you haven't already) and run the following:
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Python API

import multiscanner
output = multiscanner.multiscan(file_list)
results = multiscanner.parse_reports(output, python=True)

Web Interface

Install the latest versions of Docker and Docker Compose if you haven't already.

$ git clone
$ cd multiscanner
$ docker-compose up

You may have to wait a while until all the services are up and running, but then you can use the web interface by going to

in your web browser.

Note: this should not be used in production; it is simply an introduction to what a full installation would look like. See here for more details.


For more information, see the full documentation on ReadTheDocs.

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