How To Check Your Linux Mint System For Rootkit Infection

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Chkrootkit is a great free tool for Linux / Unix based systems which locally checks the system for signs of a rootkit. Visit chkrootkit’s home page for a complete list of rootkits that can be detected using this utility. Here’s how to install and use chkrootkit in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install chkrootkit

2. After the installation is complete, issue the following command at the terminal to check for rootkits in your system –

sudo chkrootkit

3. If you want to store the results in a text file for easy viewing or future reference, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo chkrootkit>results.txt