Running #Remnux Linux (#Malware #Analysis Distro) on #Windows10 #Docker

Krishnendu Paul

Sep 13, 2020 1 min read

I am a huge fan of Windows interface till date even I am a power-user of Linux CLI ( Yes ! We exists ! ) . So, for my kind of user, WSL is a bless without putting huge resource consuming Virtualbox, VMware Player or other full fledged hypervisor.

But, when tried to install Remnux on WSL2, had few errors ( remnux-cli version 1.3.0 ) when tried to install on Ubuntu 18.04 WSL. So, wanted to find other same or easier solution where I can be on windows with other tools installed, and rather going to complete other operating system installed on a vmware player or virtualbox, wanted to work from same terminal by sharing my windows sandboxie folder with the Remnux instance.

So, best way I found is docker. Install Docker Desktop from and login to docker hub from Settings option or Right click on docker icon on tray and sign-in. Also from settings, enable WSL2 integration and follow the procedure described here.

Then open a powershell or command windows and type following ( modify the command as per your need. )

docker run -d --restart unless-stopped -v c:/test:/mnt/test -p 22:22 remnux/remnux-distro

Now on, after every reboot docker will start a Remnux Linux instance automatically on local system and you can access it via SSHing to localhost. Also, if you go to /mnt/test folder inside that instance, you can access your c:\test folder where you are storing active malwares for testing ( don't forgot to exclude that folder on your anti virus software )

This solution working perfectly on my setup. Hope it helps

Great! You've successfully subscribed.
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.