Tool comparison of Malware scanners

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares ClamAV, LMD, Rootkit Hunter, and chkrootkit.

Tool comparison of ClamAV, LMD, Rootkit Hunter, and chkrootkit
ClamAVLMDRootkit Hunterchkrootkit
Description

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

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.

Dependencies
Strenghts
  • 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
  • Used language is shell script
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
Weaknesses
  • Long time between releases
Programming language(s)

C

Shell script

Shell script

C, Shell script

Last release

clamav-0.103.3 (2021-06-18)

1.6.4 (2019-04-15)

1.4.4 (2017-06-29)

0.52 (2017-03-15)

Tool page (last updated)

2021-06-22

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

Tool score

100

74

59

59

Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

More information