Installing and using chkrootkit on Linux

Chkrootkit (check rootkit) – a tool for finding rootkits (malicious applications) in the operating system.

Ubuntu/Debian installation command:

sudo apt-get install chkrootkit

Run rootkit search:

sudo chkrootkit

Minimum information display mode:

sudo chkrootkit -q

You can add it to crontab for daily auto start like this:

sudo crontab -e
@daily chkrootkit | mail -s 'chkrootkit'

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