Viper is written in Python requires Python >= 3.4. As of Viper 2.0, Python 2.x is no longer supported. In this documentation we will use Debian GNU/Linux based distributions, such as Ubuntu, as a reference platform. The following installation instructions should apply similarly to other distributions and possibly to Mac OS X as well, although it has not been properly tested.

Before proceeding, you should make sure you have the basic tools installed to be able to compile additional Python extensions:

$ sudo apt-get install git gcc python3-dev python3-pip

In order to have support for the most basic modules, you will need to install the following dependencies too before proceeding:

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev swig libffi-dev ssdeep libfuzzy-dev unrar p7zip-full

To install Viper:

$ git clone
$ cd viper
$ git submodule init
$ git submodule update
$ sudo pip3 install setuptools wheel --upgrade
$ sudo pip3 install .

First launch

If everything worked out fine, you should be able to launch Viper’s shell without raising any exceptions, like following:

nex@nex:~/$ viper-cli
   _   _ _ ____  _____  ____
  | | | | |  _ \| ___ |/ ___)
   \ V /| | |_| | ____| |
    \_/ |_|  __/|_____)_| v2.0

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To uninstall Viper:

$ cd viper
$ pip3 uninstall -y viper
$ pip3 uninstall -y -r requirements.txt

Module Dependencies

The following dependencies are requried to use specific modules.


$ sudo apt-get intall exiftool


$ sudo apt-get install clamav-daemon


$ sudo apt-get install tor


$ sudo apt-get install libdpkg-perl