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What is Pentest Box ?

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What is Pentest Box ?

PentestBox is an Opensource PreConfigured Portable Penetration Testing Environment for the Windows Operating System. You can execute linux command with this tool.

Why use Pentest Box ?

Those people who dont have much ram to run windows and linux at a same time. For them pentest box may be a great choice. With PentestBox people will get a linux environment on their windows machine. Without installing any heavy software or configuration. Pentest Box is to simple to use so it will help beginners to start their career in cyber security

What Feature Pentest Box Have ? 

Easy To Use 

Its a simple command utility. You just have to execute your commands that's all. Dont have to do extra configuration or any other work.

Simple Design

The traditional green on black terminal comes with a modern twist. It will let you feel like a hacker. 


PentestBox runs directly on host machines instead of relying on virtual machines, bringing obvious upgrades in performance. You dont need extra virtual environment to run this program. All you just have to install the installer it will do everything itself

No Dependencies Required

All the dependencies required by tools are inside PentestBox, so you can even run PentestBox on freshly installed windows without any hassle.


PentestBox is entirely portable, so now you can carry your own Penetration Testing Environment on a USB stick. It will take care of all dependencies and configuration required to run tools.

Linux Utilities

PentestBox contains nearly all linux utilities like bash, cat, chmod, curl, git, gzip, ls, mv, ps, ssh, sh, uname and others. It even contains your favourite text editor "vim".

No Drivers Issue

Windows already has a large support of drivers for graphics cards and wireless systems, so now you wont have to worry about driver compatibility issues. For example- now you could use your GPU power to crack hashes using project RainbowCrack, which is not compatible on an environment like Linux.


In the making of PentestBox we have included only the best tools , but in that process we might have missed some tools which you might want to use. In that case you can easily install those tools using toolsmanager present inside PentestBox, it can install/update/Uninstall tools which are not already there in PentestBox.

Less Memory Usage

PentestBox runs on the host machine without any need for a virtual machine. So it only need's 20 MB for launching compared to atleast 2GB of RAM need for running virtual machine distributions.

Less Disk Usages 

It is very light on the Disk as well, it requires less than a third of what linux pentesting distro does.

Inbuilt Browser

PentestBox contains a version of Mozilla Firefox Browser with nearly all its security addons. To know the complete list of addons,

Update Feature

It contains an update feature through which you can keep your tools updated. To know more about update feature,

Can be shared on Network

Consider an environment where you wanted to use PentestBox on many computers at the office, lab, etc. Instead of installing PentestBox on each and every computer, you can just install it on one computer and share that folder as a drive to the other computers on the same network. To find out more about this feature

32 bit system supported 

Most users aren’t concerned about 32-bit support because they normally uses 64 bit systems. But this was introduced to turn low-end systems into a Pentesting Environment. Just to give an idea, i have tested PentestBox on this $200 machine, and it ran without a hitch.

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