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A root kit is a set of tools used by an intruder after cracking a computer system. These tools can help the attacker maintain his or her access to the system and use it for malicious purposes. Root kits exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, and versions of Microsoft Windows.
- Antivirus -- Mepis Wiki antivirus page.
- Wikipedia entry on rootkits
- chkrootkit is a command line tool that searches the local system for signs that it is infected with a rootkit. chkrootkit can be installed through Synaptic.
- chkrootkit -- Mepis Wiki page on chkrootkit.
- chkrootkit Wikipedia Page
- Rootkit Hunter (rkhunter) is a Unix-based command line tool that scans for rootkits, backdoors, and possible local exploits. rkhunter can be installed through Synaptic.
- rkhunter -- Mepis Wiki page on rkhunter.
- Old rkhunter Webpage
- rkhunter Wikipedia Entry
- Linux Malware Detect Hompage
- Linux Malware Detect Wiki
- Mepis Wiki General Knowledge Database -- Security section of the general knowledge database Mepis Wiki page.
- Mepis Wiki Linux Software -- Security section of the linux software Mepis Wiki page.