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Tool and Usage

Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner for systems running Linux. The open source software project is released with the GPLv2 license.

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LMD uses MD5 file hashes and HEX pattern matches to define the malware signatures. These are used to detect malware.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a Linux malware detection tool.

LMD is commonly used for malware scan. Target users for this tool are system administrators.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

LMD is under development by Ryan MacDonald and maintained by R-fx Networks.


Support operating systems

LMD is known to work on Linux.

LMD alternatives

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Project details
Latest release1.6.2 [2017-07-14]
Last updatedJan. 10, 2018

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LMD training guides

This tool is also part of the Linux Security Expert training program.

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