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Can Lynis detect rootkits

Is Lynis as effective at finding rootkits as RKHunter?

2/3/2019 3:47:35 AM

James Watkins

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James. I'm working on your question. I'll get back to you with a helpful answer as soon as I can find it. Hang in there and keep coding. I know it's frustrating when you're stuck at a problem and have to wait indefinitely for experienced input.


Ok James. From what I understand so far, Lynis and RKHunter are two options for Linux virus scanning. It's important to note that Linux systems generally have less vulnerabilities than Windows. And virus scanners for Linux scan for existing threats rather than run in the background monitoring live actions as in antivirus software for Windows. GUFW is a good option for a firewall which you'll want especially while working away from home and serving your own web projects Take the time to familiarize yourself with how each program operates since using Linux is a much more manual/hands on experience BTW... congratulations on the addition of new members Geany IDE and GitHub to team Me, Myself and I DEVELOP! DEVELOP! DEVELOP!