Azazel alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Azazel? During the review of Azazel we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. chkrootkit (malware scanner)
  2. Diamorphine (rootkit for Linux)
  3. Rootkit Hunter (malware scanner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Azazel.

Alternatives (by score)

59

chkrootkit

Introduction

The chkrootkit tool consists of multiple parts that may detect the presence of rootkit parts of rootkit behavior on a system.

Some areas that are checked include:

  • interface in promiscuous mode
  • lastlog deletions
  • wtmp deletions
  • wtmpx deletions
  • signs of LKM trojans
  • utmp deletions

Project details

chkrootkit is written in C, shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • - Long time between releases

Typical usage

  • Malware detection
  • Malware scanning

chkrootkit review

64

Diamorphine

Introduction

Rootkits are typically considered to be malware, or malicious software. With the intent to hide, this type of software is often used after a breach. Learning about how it works can be useful for security researchers and security professionals.

Project details

Diamorphine is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Learning

    Diamorphine review

    59

    Rootkit Hunter (rkhunter)

    Introduction

    Rootkit Hunter is a small utility to find suspicious rootkit components. Other known backdoors or malicious software can also be discovered, especially if it has the goal to hide.

    The tool uses different ways to hunt, like using predefined directory locations and comparing the output of system utilities. Another method is by requesting a specific output and see if this output is altered, therefore tricking rootkits to reveal themselves.

    Project details

    Rootkit Hunter is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Used language is shell script
    • + Project is mature (10+ years)
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Malware detection
      • Malware scanning

      Rootkit Hunter review

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