Tools compared: Malware scanners
Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares chkrootkit, ClamAV, LMD and Rootkit Hunter.
chkrootkit is a malware scanner to locally check for signs of a rootkit. It is written in shell script and runs on the host system itself.
ClamAV is an open source antivirus engine. It can detect malicious software (malware) like trojans, viruses, backdoors and other related threats.
Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner for systems running Linux. The open source software project is released with the GPLv2 license.
Security tool to search for traces of rootkits, backdoors, and other malicious components on systems running Linux and other flavors of Unix
Used language is shell script, Project is mature (10+ years)
Many maintainers, The source code of this software is available
The source code of this software is available
Used language is shell script, Project is mature (10+ years), The source code of this software is available
Long time between releases
C, Shell script
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