CrackMapExec VS proxychains

Compare CrackMapExec vs proxychains and see what are their differences.


A swiss army knife for pentesting networks (by Porchetta-Industries)


proxychains - a tool that forces any TCP connection made by any given application to follow through proxy like TOR or any other SOCKS4, SOCKS5 or HTTP(S) proxy. Supported auth-types: "user/pass" for SOCKS4/5, "basic" for HTTP. (by haad)
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CrackMapExec proxychains
8 19
7,438 6,033
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8.7 7.0
10 months ago 4 months ago
Python C
BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of CrackMapExec. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of proxychains. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing CrackMapExec and proxychains you can also consider the following projects:

impacket - Impacket is a collection of Python classes for working with network protocols.

torsocks - Library to torify application - NOTE: upstream has been moved to

BloodHound - Six Degrees of Domain Admin

Tor - Tor protects your privacy on the Internet by hiding the connection between your Internet address and the services you use. (This is *not* the official repository.)

Metasploit - Metasploit Framework

nipe - An engine to make Tor network your default gateway

RustScan - 🤖 The Modern Port Scanner 🤖

sshuttle - Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man's VPN. Forwards over ssh. Doesn't require admin. Works with Linux and MacOS. Supports DNS tunneling.

Ciphey - ⚡ Automatically decrypt encryptions without knowing the key or cipher, decode encodings, and crack hashes ⚡

sam-the-admin - Exploiting CVE-2021-42278 and CVE-2021-42287 to impersonate DA from standard domain user

ansible-squid - Ansible Squid role