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13.0 > System > chkrootkit (0.49)

chkrootkit (Check Rootkit) is a common unix-based program intended to help 
system administrators check their system for known rootkits. It is a shell
script using common UNIX/Linux tools like the strings and grep commands to
search core system programs for signatures and for comparing a traversal of the
/proc filesystem with the output of the ps (process status) command to look for

It can be used from a "rescue disc" (typically a LiveCD) or it can optionally
use an alternative directory from which to run all of its own commands. These
techniques allow chkrootkit to trust the commands upon which it depends a bit

There are inherent limitations to the reliability of any program that attempts
to detect compromises (such as rootkits and computer viruses). Newer rootkits
may specifically attempt to detect and compromise copies of the chkrootkit
programs or take other measures to evade detection by them.

Maintained by: Michiel van Wessem
Keywords: rootkit,security,check,trojan,virus
ChangeLog: chkrootkit


Source Downloads:
chkrootkit.tar.gz (304d840d52840689e0ab0af56d6d3a18)

Download SlackBuild:
chkrootkit.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 13.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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