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Old 06-20-2019, 07:21 PM   #1
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detecting rootkits Debian w/ XFCE desktop

When it comes to security, consider myself a newbie.

I'm dual booting Debian and KX Studio (Ubuntu).

I installed an add-on to Firefox that appeared to be mining, so after getting rid of it decided it's time to check the whole system.

I ran chkrootkit and rkhunter on both.

chkrootkit says it found Suckit rootkit had infected the /sbin/init process when I ran it on the KX Studio partition.

Searching for Suckit rootkit... Warning: /sbin/init INFECTED

rkhunter found nothing, despite extra checking for Suckit.

No alerts from either program when I scanned the Debian partition.

Is this a false alarm? I would appreciate any insight the forum might offer on this.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-20-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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try to load it to
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:36 AM   #3
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What if you delete and reformat the KX Studio partition, reinstall, and re-run your virus check?


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