How to Install Linux Malware Detect? Print

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Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is an excellent tool for detecting malware on linux operating system.  Follow the steps below to install Linux Malware Detect -

  • Log into server as root and run the following command
    • cd /usr/local/src/
  • Next download the installation file
  • Extract using the following command -
    • tar -xzf maldetect-current.tar.gz
  • Change the folder:
    • cd maldetect-*
  • Run the installer:
    • sh ./install.sh
  • To configure the script, run the following command:
    • nano /usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet 

Here are some tips on using the script 

  • To scan a specific user:
    • maldet -a /home/username/
  • To scan all public_html folders
    • maldet –scan-all /home?/?/public_html

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