How To Install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update msf-virustotal as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install metasploit-framework
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install metasploit-framework

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is msf-virustotal and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install msf-virustotal using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install metasploit-framework

Install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8 using yum

Because msf-virustotal is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install msf-virustotal package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install metasploit-framework

How to upgrade (update) a single package msf-virustotal using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like msf-virustotal in this example you should use the following command:

yum update metasploit-framework

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade metasploit-framework

How to Upgrade msf-virustotal on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update metasploit-framework

How To remove msf-virustotal from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the msf-virustotal package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove metasploit-framework

Extra info and code examples

The Metasploit Framework is an open source platform that supports vulnerability research, exploit development, and the creation of custom security tools.

  • Maintainer: unknown
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown


You now have a full guide on how to install msf-virustotal using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the msf-virustotal from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install msf-virustotal on CentOS 8

How To Install msf-virustotal on Kali Linux

How To Install msf-virustotal on Fedora 34