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How to Scan/Detect and Remove Rootkits in Linux

A rootkit is a Backdoor shell that allows a hacker to upload and download files from your web server which makes defacing the index page without the use of SSH access. But there is a resolution for removing and detecting rootkits rather than manually probing for suspicious code.
Chkrootkit is an Open Source tool that scans and checks signs of rootkits in your computer locally.

To scan/detect and Remove Rootkits in Linux we are going to install chkrootkit
Download file from the official website and install by using below command.

#wget ftp://ftp.pangeia.com.br/pub/seg/pac/chkrootkit.tar.gz
#tar zxvf chkrootkit.tar.gz
#cd chkrootkit-0.49
#chmod +x chkrootkit

it would start scanning your computer locally

Note :: if you get “Checking `bindshell’… INFECTED (PORTS: 465)” please ignore if you are running cpanel server There it is, it’s nothing to worry about.


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