Friday, September 5, 2014

Analysing Android files



In this post I'll simply be listing several tools to analyse (malicious) Android files.

All tools or scanners listed are free to use.

Someone commented how to be able to analyze files from the Google Play store without actually installing/downloading them directly to your phone (or, for example, you don't use Android).

Therefore, you can use APK Downloader. It will fetch the APK for you - you'll then be able to analyze or scan it without the need to install. An alternative is APK Pure.

If you have knowledge of more free tools or scanners for Android files (.apk), then feel free to comment and I'll add them.



Online tools


AndroTotal









http://andrototal.org/




Anubis




http://anubis.iseclab.org/





Apk Analyzer





http://www.apk-analyzer.net/




ApkScan











http://apkscan.nviso.be/




Android APK Decompiler







http://www.decompileandroid.com/




AVC UnDroid










http://www.av-comparatives.org/avc-analyzer/



CopperDroid










http://copperdroid.isg.rhul.ac.uk/copperdroid/



Koodous




https://koodous.com/



Reverse.it (Hybrid Analysis)















https://www.reverse.it/



SandDroid







http://sanddroid.xjtu.edu.cn/#





VirusTotal









https://www.virustotal.com/en/





Offline tools


AndroGuard




https://code.google.com/p/androguard/




Androl4b



https://github.com/sh4hin/Androl4b




Android-apktool (APKtool)





 http://code.google.com/p/android-apktool/




Android SDK





 http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html




Apkinspector






https://github.com/honeynet/apkinspector/




CuckooDroid









https://github.com/idanr1986/cuckoo-droid




Dex2jar





http://code.google.com/p/dex2jar/ ( + JD-Gui)




Lobotomy 





https://github.com/LifeForm-Labs/lobotomy


3 comments:

  1. The problem is that almost all the apps are in the Google Play store. This forces you to download something to your phone and then scan.There should be a sandbox where you can Download APK and scan it with various tools presented here.


    Again a great article with a lot of online tools!

    Dravy

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    1. Excellent point Dravy! I've updated my post accordingly.

      Thanks for your comment as well! Cheers.

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  2. Nice tricks to analysing android file, i use this tricks

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